Having mentioned him yesterday, the breeze blew in his new myspace address where you can find an excellent interview and a number of his numbingly dark and funny poems

Nick appears in two of my movies: "Two Family House", where he plays a deeply unpleasant hotel clerk (possibly a narcotics abuser recently released from prison, given his haircut...) and "Tis Autumn", where as I noted yesterday he reads, in tones both dulcet and deapan, from Norman Bogner's 1968 novel "The Madonna Complex."

The opening pages of "Dino", his Dean Martin biography, are without a doubt the best and truest account of how what we now call show-biz came into being. But calling "Dino" a Dean Martin biography is a bit like calling "Othello" the "play about a hankercheif."