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Summer’s almost gone   Yeah it’s almost gone.   Above are lyrics from song of the first phrase by the Doors. The LP is Waiting for the Sun.   It goes back 52 years.   It concludes with a question,“where will we be?   In this summer of Covid what do you wish for the fall and winter. In part I post the question as we continue to face limits on some activities we covet/miss and the sooner time passes, and we endure, perhaps solutions to what we face this summer and faced last Sp...
31 days ago 28 comments Categories: Music Tags:
Two weeks ago on this "page" this blogger shared how he enjoyed sitting outide, even during a heavy rain (when otherwise protected from the elemented).  I mused since about a rain song playlist and compiled a list of songs I enjoy listening to (and have on vinyl -- if the music "aged" well.).  It almost appeared last week but another topic mused me more.  Today I share that list.  23 tunes on Apple Music and 25 on YouTube (because two selections only appear on John Fogerty's ...
This time of year, I usually look to gather lists of summer concerts, many free, to recommend. Not this year. Often, the discussions about music involve what great show got canceled, postponed or rescheduled. Not sure how many texts and emails I’ve exchanged with my friend Jason about changes involving shows planned at Jones Beach this year. We’ve talked about things such as drive-in concerts – not something either one of us consider an acceptable option; a drive-in movie inv...
A week ago on a drive to dine out with friends, but not driving (Folks who know us both: Paul was driving!), I was scribbling a list of road songs and a few songs that fit that motif even if drive, road or highway was not in the title or lyrics.  I already compiled a train song list for my blog that ran last Sunday (check it out if you missed the blog gathered more comments for the week ended yesterday than Friday's blogger!).  So check out Songs for the Road.   Before forma...
164 days ago 29 comments Categories: Music Tags: trains, railroad, subways
Friday's blogger's muse recently posted a playlist concerning trains.  It engendered several emails suggested other songs, including from this commentator.  It also inspired me to create a list of "train tunes" that I enjoy listerning to (So you might find omissions and can argue for them in comments.).  Unlike some of my playlists, for now it'll remain a closed list (but you never now).  Got a train song you like that I missed (or perhaps considered and passed on)? It start...
Often my first show of the season involves a Gotham connection. Last year, it was a show at My Father’s Place that Shelly and I attended with Vincent and Susan Russo. Often, The Gotham Battle of the Bands® (“BOTB”) works out as my first show of the year. This year, definitely not to be. Marisa and I take in the Eagles later this month at MSG. A few weeks back I already outlined here the state of my concert plans. Besides the band above influenced by my favorite band Poco and ...
No secret to frequent followers of this blog, and to many (most? All?) who know me how much I enjoy music, especially of a certain genre. Yesterday, I saw a tweet between two City Council Members I know that I think was trying to equate the quality and state of music today to politics today and a comparison to an earlier era. I replied my view that most of the best music with limited exceptions occurred from 1967 though 1974. Earlier last week, I found myself discussing with ...
At the end of every year, I compose a review of the top ten shows that I attended. This year. I posted my commentary to my website on New Year’s Day. While I prefer to post on the eve, this year and last I posted on the first day of the year. As with 2018, many of the shows received coverage in this Gotham space (View the links to review those past blogs also linked in the commentary.).   Interestingly one-half of the 2018 top list list finds representation in the list that f...
Let’s Welcome the New Year with Some Musical Cheer   In a comment on a blog my friend Paul suggested making today’s blog short.   Traditionally, the blog runs long because it includes a list; it did last year.   This commentary, in a nod to Paul's comment on my comment to last Tuesday's blog and Friday’s blogger who also encourages me to offer shorter blogs, I simply share my verified playlist to herald the new year. Interestingly, unlike the happy holidays playlist now at an...
269 days ago 8 comments Categories: Music Tags:
This month continued a run of some really nice concerts.  Last weekend I closed up shop; that means no more outside office.  If I were not away and returning (See Rock and more rock) the weekend before, I probably would have achieved closure that weekend. After completing that “work,” I treated Shelly and me to a show at My Father’s Place. Originally we had plans to meet friends “upstate” but when those plans changed I looked over the shows and selected Robert Gordon with Chr...
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