For five years, beginning in 1978, writer Glenn O’Brien hosted a public-access cable TV show in New York City called Glenn O’Brien’s TV Party. Co-hosted by Blondie’s Chris Stein and Debbie Harry, TV Party was a mostly black-and-white guerrilla talk show cum drinks party where anything could happen and anyone could drop by. But the anyones just so happened to be the avant-garde of the city’s then-nascent, now-virtually vanished downtown music and art scene. Sadly, few people were “on the cable” back then, so not many saw the unscripted shenanigans and appearances and performances by such as the Clash, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Tuxedo Moon, Klaus Nomi, Andy Warhol, Talking Heads, etc. We mention TV Party now because that Ring My Bell 24-hour party hosted by James St James two weeks ago reminded us of how great it was. And everyone’s on the internet.