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3 days ago 8 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:
After basketball I chatted with Joe who plays (well but) intermittently of late about Shelly’s plans for me. He teased – perhaps he meant it – that I’d be spending hours putting together a chaise she purchased and arrived earlier this week – in three boxes. Yesterday morning before ball, Shelly started to open the boxes. I joined in. I suggested spreading a blanket over the wood floor in what once Jonathan enjoyed as his room. We took all the components apart, out of the boxe...
10 days ago 10 comments Categories: Music Tags:
I decided to play a playlist on our drive to a show last night.  I bring up my iTunes. Its not there.  Odd I thought. I’ll deal with it later.  I use Waze to help navigate different traffic situations, in part for the headsup, as I know my way around the City and then some.  My iPhone speaker is not functioning correctly with the otherwise helpful App so playing it through the car stereo makes it clearer; thus the need to play something in iTunes.  I selected another playlist...
17 days ago 8 comments Categories: Holidays Tags: SNAP
After the fundraiser alluded to in a brief sidebar in in last week’s blog, Shelly posted a pic to Facebook with a caption, that included the phrase, “Chairman of the Board.”   So that weekend, no surprise she ordered this “Chair” a new chair for when I set up shop at the dining room table.   The new seat arrived during the week (Assembly required – another story which may or may not find its way into a blog or post.).   For those interested, this fundraiser mentioned abov...
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24 days ago 12 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags: David Wright, New York Mets
So much experienced last week. Some truly tragic involving loss.  Revelations about hurt inflicted on others. Developments (ongoing) on the government side (not just in D.C.). A very successful function supporting a great program including its two centers serving seniors (where I serve as board chair). A great concert and an anniversay both of which I had blogged about in advance.   This morning I reserve for Number Five (5). A great Met; probably their greatest position play...
Today please join me in celebrating two special anniversaries.   One involves music and 50 years.   Another not yet a decade but many people think much longer.   This eve, as some who follow Gotham’s music listserve know, the first of two anniversary concerts recognizing the 50thAnniversary of the iconic Byrds LP, “Sweetheart of the Rodeo,” takes place at Town Hall. I first learned of the tour featuring original members Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman supported by Marty Stua...
A few nights ago, one might say Marisa returned the favor. She took her dad to see a show. A long time a-coming, as the lyrics go. I believe her first time was during the winter a quarter century ago. Marisa was not yet in school. Today’s birthday boy was but several months in First Grade. Only one of three shows I attended that year, all with a Poco connection. Two involved the Bottom Line, site of my first date with Shelly. Indeed, Shelly joined me at those two shows; Poc...
A year ago I discussed two gatherings. This time just one. It represented almost that cross-pollination effect that Fridays blogger likes to note at meetings or other things Gotham. Most times I enjoy a morning full court “game.” This week no court experience but the 4th Annual Gotham Picnic and Softball game.  Keeping with tradition, we used my caterer, Saidy’s Cafe.  One of my basketball players joined in this year. Fred (Klein) batted him lead-off on our team.  He also vou...
Early this summer Shelly “declared” we would redo the “patio” and garden space below our deck next year in time for next summer. She meant a total redo to a space I did on my own probably at least 25 years. Some of the space, including a spot for the grill on Belgian blocks became an afterthought when we replaced the deck. At the July 17 meeting of Gotham Towers, I mentioned to Jan Arden who did the deck (and the windows looking out to it) those plans; and said we would dis...
Sometimes a song just sticks in your head. Leaving the gym Thursday was one of those moments. A Traffic song. But just not a song but a live version from a particular LP (“Welcome To The Canteen” featured the original Traffic quartet Steve Winwood, Dave Mason, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood accompanied by Ric Grech on bass, Rebop Kwaku Baah on percussion and Jim Gordon on drums).   I knew several version reside in my iTunes including the original studio version on Last Exit and t...
Since I first read about its impending return, and the closing of a similar rock venue in Times Square earlier this year, I avidly anticipated an opportunity to catch a show and the new iteration of My Father’s Place in Roslyn. It re-opened at its new location in The Roslyn Hotel on Old Northern Boulevard on June 29. Buxter Poindexter headlined its return.   I saw many great concerts among 20 shows I attended at the original site on Bryant Avenue. John David Souther, Chri...
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