Thursday, September 29, 2016

The 11th Annual Oldies Meet and Greet is set for Saturday November 12 at Ben's Deli


The 11th Annual Meet and Greet of Oldies Radio Enthusiasts will take place Saturday November 12 from 2 PM – 4 PM at Ben's Deli 209 West 38thStreet, New York, NY. Our gatherings in the past have attracted from 60 – 80 people. In the past radio personalities including Ken Dashow, Big Jay Sorensen, Broadway Bill Lee, Pat St. John, Sue O'Neal, Jim Kerr, and Carol Miller have attended. Bob Radil of Rewound Radio and Cool Bobby B of SiriusXM 50s on 5 are likely to attend. .We will announce if other radio personalities are coming.

This year there will be a choice of (sandwiches): Corned Beef, Roast Beef, Brisket, Pastrami, Turkey, Smoked Turkey, Chicken Salad,  Salami, , 2 Hot Dogs, Tuna Salad, Vegetable Burger, Pasta Primavera, House Salad with French Fries and Choice of Bottomless Fountain Soda or Iced Tea. There will be cole slaw, pickles and rye bread on every table.

The cost will be $16 per person which includes tax and gratuities. You must order a meal. We are making these changes so that people will get their food faster and there will no problems with splitting the check since everyone pays the same price.

You may state you are coming on Facebook or send an email to Bruce Slutsky (bruces8852@aol.com) or Jeff Scheckner (jmandjs@aol.com). Please feel to contact either one of us if you have any questions.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

36 Bob Dylan CDs with All 1966 concerts will be released in November


This morning I got an email from the Bob Dylan fanzine ISIS announcing the release in November of a 36 CD box set featuring all of his concerts form 1966 which is my favorite year.  Later in the day announcements were made in Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times and other online publications.  It can already be pre-ordered from Amazon and Sony Records for the reasonable price of $150.  That turns out to be less than $5 for each CD.  I am concerned that the set lists for these concerts may be almost identical.  What the heck, I'll go for it.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Mets 17 Phillies 0 in The Last Regular Season Game at Citifield

It has certainly been a season of ups and downs for the Mets.  They have won 23 out of their last 34 games to take a slight lead for a wild card berth.  Last night they fell behind 10-0 early on, but chipped away closed the gap to 10-8 as a 9th inning rally fell short.  Today their bats really came to life as they beat the Philles 17-0 which looks more like a football score.  Asdrubel Cabrera hit a grand slam home run while Jose Reyes drove in 4 runs.   It was encouraging to see 7 shutout innings by Robert Gsellman.  He may have to start a game if the Mets make it to Division series against the Cubs.

There are now 6 road games left against Miami and Philadelphia.  It was so said to hear of the death of Marlin Jose Fernandez's death in a boating accident.  Their game today against Atlanta was cancelled.  It will be hard for the Marlins to concentrate on baseball this last week of the regular season.  It is similar to the untimely death of Yankee Thurman Munson in a plane crash in 1979.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Afternoon with The Beatles


I must congratulate Ron Howard for putting together so much concert footage to compile this documentary covering Beatles concerts from 1963-66.  I have seen many Beatles films over the years including The Compleat Beatles, but I saw so many new scenes.  50 years later the Fab Four still has great appeal no musical act in all these years have impacted generations of listeners.

The documentary is now seen on HULU, a subscription based streaming service, but it is being shown in selective theaters including the Kew Gardens Cinema.  At the end of the film, The Beatles at Shea Stadium from 1965 was shown.

I highly recommend this for Beatles fans of all ages.  A splendid time is guaranteed for all.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Uniden BC355N 800 MHz 300-Channel Base Mobile Scanner


You would think this guy has enough radios in his house.  Anyway after I got a little annoyed hearing mostly religious programs on the shortwave radio I got a few weeks ago I shopped in my beloved Amazon.com for a scanner.  I found this model at a reasonable price.  It is described as basic mobile scanner that's great for home or mobile use, with 300 storable channels, coverage of all the ""action"" bands, convenient features like ""close call"" and program lock, and a wealth of powering options for different applications. Receives conventional channels on the following frequencies: (25-54 MHz) (108-174 MHz) (225-380 MHz) (406-512 MHz) (806-956 MHz) (excluding cellular telephone bands.

I only had a little time before dinner to play with it.  It has bands for weather, police, fire and other emergency services.  I guess I have another toy.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Politically Incorrect Oldie - The Ten Commandments by Prince Buster



A few weeks ago I read about the passing of Prince Buster, a proponent of ska music in the 60s.  I first heard his hit Ten Commandments on Murray the K's show on WOR-FM.  Believe me it would not get any airplay if it was released today.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Random Comments of the Day

This morning I took Lee to the endodontist (root canal specialist).  My plan was to leave for work when he was finished there.  I saw that there were terrible delays on New Jersey Transit as a result of the bomb going off near the Elizabeth station.  Rather than cope with commuter aggravation on a rainy day, I decided not to come in.  I have plenty of sick and vacation time and didn't have any meeting scheduled for today.

Later in the day I heard the police in Linden, NJ apprehended the perpetrator of recent terrorist bombings.  Thankfully nobody was killed, but what are these people trying to prove?

I took Lee to McDonalds for lunch where he heard Sunshine Superman.  He has picked out a Donovan CD to play during dinner tonight.

While I was home today I downloaded IOS 10 for my iPhone 6.  There are some subtle differences between versions of the operating system..
 
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