At the moment I'm reading Just Kids by Patti Smith (it's really beautiful - Patti is one of those singers, like Joni Mitchell, whose lyrics I love but think get a bit bogged down in the delivery, so it's good to be able to just read her words. Plus, THERE IS SO MUCH AMAZING NAMEDROPPING. Man I wish Allen Ginsberg had once tried to pick me up because he thought I was an exceptionally pretty boy). Anyway, it reminded me how awesome Robert Mapplethorpe's photography is too.
I fear that when I eventually go to modern-day New York I will be sorely disappointed.