Ralston performed at The Kitchen in the late 70's-a fascinating, seemingly improvised evening of manic bits and pieces. I attempted to review it for Flash Art, but difficulty ensued when Ralston himself began to call me from phone booths along Canal in the wee hours. I recall bumping into him on West Broadway and introducing him to Michael Bennet, the affable artworld lawyer and occasional exhibition host. Ralston immediately started insulting Michael (the word ‘parasite’ was used) as I stood stunned. Ralston did not play well with others, a necessity then as it is now. Tim Maul
Lucky Strikes were not his brand. He didn't smoke. In fact was strongly opposed. Convinced me to quit in 1970. I don't have access to my records now. About a month from now, I can search to see if I still have a postcard and maybe a drawing of his. If I find them, where should I send them?