Sunday, August 1, 2021

Craft Spells – “Party Talk” video

July 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Everything Else, Music, Video

  This song is so cool.  (Craft Spells – official photo) Here are my STORIES and info on my Novels

Air – “La Femme D’Argent” (Fantastic video from 1905)

April 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Everything Else, Video

  This is a track from Air’s Moon Safari cd called “La Femme D’Argent.” The city is not my beloved New York, so I can’t mention its name. Though Mark Twain said of it, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in ___ _________.”  Here are my STORIES and PHOTOS

Larry Wright – Street Bucket Drummer

February 26, 2010 by  
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I inserted the above video of Larry Wright in this story post: Forces of Heaven and Hell . . . I had been looking for a Civil War drum solo video, but couldn’t find one that fit the sound I had heard. So I decided to use Larry. I’ve seen him playing countless times over the years. His beats are usually knocking […]

F. Scott Fitzgerald

January 13, 2010 by  
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  (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 […]

The Sidewalks of New York

January 6, 2010 by  
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(Photo by Bald Punk – 5th Avenue & 13th Street) “The Sidewalks of New York” is a song that was written in the 1890’s by lyricist James W. Blake and composer, Charles B. Lawlor. Here is a segement from New York: A Documentary Film, where the song was featured.  It is sung by actor Robert Sean Leonard. […]

New York: A Documentary Film

January 4, 2010 by  
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(Opening segment of New York: A Documentary Film) Directed by Ric Burns (Ken’s brother), New York: A Documentary Film is a must see for historians, documentary film buffs, and those interested in NYC. The 14-hour PBS miniseries is quite simply my favorite film. I bought the DVD boxset years ago, and it’s still a long way from being […]

Living on a Thin Line

December 19, 2009 by  
Filed under Ghosts, Secrets of NYC, Stories, Video

(Babe Ruth in the film, Headin’ Home, 1920 )  I can understand if you don’t believe all the stuff that happens to me. All I can say is “good thing I don’t live in New Jersey,” then I probably wouldn’t believe it either. The only way I can explain it is to say, NYC is different. I […]

“O Captain! My Captain!” by Walt Whitman

December 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Photos, Poetry

(Photo by Mathew Brady – Walt Whitman) I wanted to post something a little different today. Here is a reading(not by me) of Walt Whitman’s poem, “O Captain! My Captain!” Whitman wrote it after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.   << Click here for:  Song of Myself by Walt Whitman  >>   Here are my STORIES and PHOTOS

Video: Tuba Skinny and His Tiny Men

September 3, 2009 by  
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(Tuba Skinny and His Tiny Men busking on Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn) My buddy Alberto Modino just saw Tubby Skinny in León, Spain. He said they are touring the country on bikes. Right now they are my favorite band of all time. It just stinks that they are so darn elusive. No website, no iTunes, no Facebook page that […]

Ugliest Building in Manhattan

August 14, 2009 by  
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(Photos by Bald Punk – click to expand) This building is on the corner of 8th Avenue and 56th Street. I can’t say for certain that it’s the ugliest building I’ve seen in Manhattan, but I’ve never had such a visceral reaction to a design. Looking at it made me want to heave. It’s decorated […]

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