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Yo-Yo Ma vs. Rostropovich

January 20, 2010 by  
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Yo-Yo Ma vs. Rostropovich

  Here are two versions of the Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1. Yo-Yo Ma’s version above shows off his interpretive skills. In the video below Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich plays it by book. I love them both. (J.S. Bach)  Here are my STORIES and PHOTOS

Hunter College, pigeon lady, and Park Ave

January 19, 2010 by  
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Hunter College, pigeon lady, and Park Ave

(Photos by Bald Punk) These are a few pictures I took walking west on 68th Street. In the first photo below is a sculpture called “Tao.” It was created by the late, Tony Smith. It sits right outside Hunter College. The lady feeding the pigeons was a dozen or so feet from it. In one photo, there is a […]

The Clash – Straight To Hell “Live”

January 18, 2010 by  
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The Clash – Straight To Hell “Live”

This is a fantastic version of “Straight to Hell” by The Clash. They performed it at the US Festival in Glen Helen Regional Park, CA in May 1983.  The lyrics are fantastic. Check them out at the bottom of this post. (Photo copyright Corbis.com) Here are my STORIES and PHOTOS

THE FIRST MISTAKE

January 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Secrets of NYC, Stories

THE FIRST MISTAKE

As a rule I avoid talking to strangers, and my guard goes up when they talk to me. The most an interloper will get out of muah is a furrowed brow or at best, a grumble. Yesterday, I not only broke my rule, I initiated a conversation. And now I find myself unable to get the stranger’s […]

New York Public Library Main Branch

January 16, 2010 by  
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New York Public Library Main Branch

(Photos by Bald Punk) I’ve always referred to this as the main branch of the NYPL, though Wikipedia notes that its official name is the Humanities and Social Sciences Library. It’s gorgeous inside. When I worked for Lehman Brothers, one year we had our Christmas/Holiday party there. — On the same day I took these photos: Bryant Park […]

Capt Sullenberger’s Hudson River Landing in 3D

January 15, 2010 by  
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Capt Sullenberger’s Hudson River Landing in 3D

This is a real time simulation of US Airways Flight 1549 “crash” landing in the Hudson River on January 15, 2009. One of my friend’s is a helicopter pilot and was in the air that day. He said when he heard the call come over the radio for a plane down in the Hudson, he thought it was […]

The $5 Slice at Di Fara’s Pizza

January 14, 2010 by  
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The $5 Slice at Di Fara’s Pizza

I’ve must have had a thousand slices of pizza in my life(probably a lot more), and sampled from all five boroughs of NYC. I like a thin slice that’s crispy, but not burnt. It must have real cheese, but it doesn’t have to be “fresh” mozzarella. I’m an aficionado of plain red sauce, and always give it a mental grade. […]

F. Scott Fitzgerald

January 13, 2010 by  
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F. Scott Fitzgerald

  (F. Scott Fitzgerald – Biography, part 1) My favorite novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald is This Side of Paradise. I can still remember reading it and all the little period pictures of Princeton and NYC that popped up in my imagination. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896-1940) and his wife Zelda sitting outside on lawn at her […]

Redesigning the Site

January 12, 2010 by  
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Redesigning the Site

(Video I took months ago) First, the above video had 8,699 views on YouTube. I’m shocked. I took that video about a day after I bought my camera. I have to take some more videos. It’s been months since I posted one. Now as for the site design. I’m real excited about this one because […]

Coney Island

January 11, 2010 by  
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Coney Island

(Coney Island in the 1940’s) I couldn’t find any footage from the Ric Burns documentary on Coney Island(1991). So instead I decided to put up a few related clips I found on YouTube. But if you have a chance, check out that film. I absolutely loved it. Al Lewis, Grandpa from The Munster’s, makes an appearance. It’s […]

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