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Corey Bearak
Mar20
The # is 37
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Not talking baseball even though the title channels the first Mets manager and perhaps the greatest Yankee one. The last time we discussed such a number it was 34. For several years before COVID disrupted plans pretty much for all of us, we’d celebrate our anniversary around a show on Broadway or a concert; the last two years the pandemic affected

Corey Bearak
Mar06
Time
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Saturday’s Gotham blogger and websmaster last week inspired this commentary.   Quite simple it involves 85 tunes. Across 1/4 of a day!    Last weekend I created a songlist. Earlier today I posted it to my website. I compiled songs with the word, “time” in the title (The plural “times” applies not here.).   Find versions in Apple Music and on 

Corey Bearak
Jan09
A new image
Posted By : Corey Bearak

When I started to use Zoom, the inability to use virtual backgrounds for my meeting gnawed at me. When I upgrade “Early 2015” MacBook Pro late last year, I looked forward to using virtual backgrounds and uploaded images that reflected the organization involved in the Zoom. I have images for SNAP (Services Now for Adult Persons) where I chair th

Corey Bearak
Dec05
Gotham Green Awards® herald worthy initiatives, products and people
Posted By : Corey Bearak

In my pre-Thanksgiving blog, I heralded the then-impending announcement of the Gotham Green Awards® for this year. On November 23, 2021, GOtham GREEN®, which since 2007 provided a platform for businesses and professionals who seek to connect and promote sustainable business opportunities, practices and relationships, announced a lucky seven group o

Corey Bearak
Nov14
Classic concerts
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Both shows featured artists at their storytelling and performing bests. Fogerty opened with my fave Creedence song, Up Around The Bend. Messina covered my fave L&M tune, Be Free, mid-set.   Fogerty setlist: Up Around the Bend  (Creedence Clearwater Revival song) Green River  (Creedence Clearwater Revival song)    Rock and Roll Girls Born on th

Corey Bearak
Jun20
Happy Father's Day!
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Motivated in part by a campaign I enjoy (don’t tell the client) advising in New York City’s Municipal Primary elections, I posted a Gotham promo Friday that opened with the same musical Happy Father’s Day message, I enjoy make a tradition posting when I open my commentary every Father’s Day: a video of current Poco bassist and vocalist Jack Sundrud

Corey Bearak
May02
Consequently, So Long
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Some may have noted someone MIA....again... at the Gotham Happy Hour. Sometimes the logistics work not at all. The intention remains. Parental duties intervened. Our son yesterday moved into home number 10 yesterday morning; his parents helped him and his fiance finish their “exit” from downtown Brooklyn across Adams Street from where his uncle wor

Corey Bearak
Apr18
A Legend lost too early
Posted By : Corey Bearak

[Updated, April 21, 2021, & with good reason] Thursday evening just after 9:00 p.m. Jason Greenberg texts me “RIP Rusty, Tough loss” I read and think what Rusty. Even though Jason and I share an affinity for live music concerts, we connect on so many other levels, that music was not the first thing that came to mind upon reading his message. A

Corey Bearak
Jan24
New State of Our Union
Posted By : Corey Bearak

New State of Our Union (a musical playlist)   Inspired by the change in our nation's leadership, I had tweeted on Inauguration Day (1/20/21), links to "What A Day" by Poco (It starts, "It's a good mornin' and I'm feelin' fine. Smile. I never thought I could be this way. I wanna play. Oh what a day!”) and Al Kooper's Brand New Day (“Last night I ha

Corey Bearak
Aug30
The Show(s) Must Go On
Posted By : Corey Bearak

The other day one of my young (yes young) basketball (Our school gym has been closed since schools closed in March and we remain without any word on a possible re-start.) players texted he is part of an outdoor summer “free, socially distant” concert in downtown Jamaica. I responded there were plans that eve to see one of my all-time faves in the S

Corey Bearak
Jun28
A little rain don’t bother me
Posted By : Corey Bearak

The title represents one of two relevant song titles I considered after deciding on this blog. You see I had another topic in mind – another discussion – perhaps another day, certainly another blog. When I retired for Friday eve, I opted to bring the laptop upstairs to leave on the dining room table for easy outside deployment yesterday. The laptop

Corey Bearak
May31
An era ends
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Tomorrow starts not just a new month. It’s also an end. A termination. A retirement of sorts. Maybe a beginning but I leave that for another time. I enjoyed it or endured it or perhaps tolerated it for more than a decade. It accompanied me to many an event. It carried a number of important possessions: a “club,” a football, a basketball. a pair o

Corey Bearak
Mar15
Got to get better
Posted By : Corey Bearak

During this time where we read of folks infected and worse by the Coronavirus COVID-19 and wish and seek healing, I offer a collection of tunes to promote a healthy feeling.  I titled it, "Doin' Fine," after my fave Savoy Brown tune, also included in this set.   I enjoyed creating a few playlists this year shared in some prior blogs; indeed I enjoy

Corey Bearak
Mar08
A Right Along
Posted By : Corey Bearak

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 b

Corey Bearak
Feb09
Gotham Battle of the Bands® in play
Posted By : Corey Bearak

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