Saturday, March 28, 2015

Happy 27th Birthday Lee

Above is a photo of Lee on his 27th birthday.  He has a large collection of t-shirts many from places we have visited.  He is wearing a t-shirt from the CNN Center in Atlanta.  After all these years my heart is still aching for Mr. Lee, Mr. Lee.

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Boxer by Simon and Garfunkel - Oldie of the Day

Bob Radil played this on his 60s 70s show tonight.  Below is a video of the song performed at the concert in Central Park.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

You Showed Me by the Byrds and The Turtles

The Turtles actually had the hit version of this song that was actually written by Jim (later known as Roger) McGuinn and Gene Clark.  The two versions are both good, but very different.

Monday, March 23, 2015

NJIT Highlanders 80 Cleveland State 77

I think it was in 2006 that NJIT sports moved into Division I.  There was some controversy on campus if this was the right move.  A good basketball or football team will attract good students to the school and get it recognition.  The team started out very poorly in Division I play, but since Jim Engles became Head Coach there has been great improvement. The big event this season was the upset victory over nationally ranked Michigan. The Highlanders did not make the NCAA or NIT tournaments but have now won two games in the College Insider Post Season Tournament. 

I certainly congratulate Coach Engles and Athletic Director Lenny Kaplan on the team's accomplishments and wish them all the best in the future.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

I Bought an iPhone 6 Today

I bought the iPhone 5 in November 2012.  Since then the 5c and 5s models have been on the market. Anyway my phone has been acting erratically lately since it has been losing a lot of power in a short period of time.  Perhaps it just needs a battery, but what to heck I'll get the lateest model.  I spent some time downloading most of the icons I had in the iCloud to the new phone.  There are some subtle differences between the two models.  I guess I have to "keep up with the Joneses".

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Two Movies I really Wanted to See Were Only in Manhattan Theaters

I have likely mentioned this before about only mainstream movies being shown at the College Point Multiplex which is within walking distance of my apartment.  There were two new releases that I wanted to see that are only seen in Manhattan right now.  Since I have a long commute to work during the week, I am somewhat reluctant to travel by subway on the weekend just to see a movie.

The Wrecking Crew  a film about musicians backing up 1960s hits.  Right now it is playing at the IFC Theater in Greenwich Village.  I could rent the streaming version for $7, but I decided to wait until I can purchase it on DVD.

Danny Collins - An aging rocker (Al Pacino) decides to change the course of his life after receiving a long-undelivered letter from the late John Lennon.  I saw a trailer for this last week at the Kew Gardens Cinema, but as of today it is only playing at two theaters in Manhattan.  I am certain that within a few weeks it will come to Queens.

Instead I went to the College Point Multiplex and saw Insurgent  .  Eh

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A New Video Board is Coming to Citifield as Well

Yesterday, I posted that there will be a new video board at Wrigley Field in Chicago, but how can I not report the new board at Citfield?  As I pass by the stadium on the #7 train I observed that the old scoreboard seen above is being replaced by a modern video board.  You can read the details in this post from Ball Park Digest .
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