Sunday, February 26, 2006
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Today we went to Hofstra to see their basketball team beat Drexel 70-68.
Hempstead, NY -- Senior forward Adrian Uter (Queens, NY) celebrated Senior Day with 13 points and 11 rebounds as the Hofstra Men's Basketball team held off a late Drexel rally to capture a 70-68 win in its regular season finale on Saturday at Hofstra Arena.
With the win, the Pride concludes the regular season at 22-5 and 14-4 in the CAA, the second-best regular season in its Division I history (behind only the 23-4 mark of the 2000-01 team). Hofstra also ended up with the third seed in the upcoming CAA Tournament, and will open play on Saturday, March 4 at 8:30 p.m. at Richmond Coliseum in the last quarterfinal of the day against the winner of the Friday opening round contest between sixth-seeded VCU and 11th-seeded William & Mary.
Friday, February 24, 2006
Monday, February 20, 2006
Sunday, February 19, 2006
On Sunday mornings I usually go out with Lee to play basket ball with him. Since it was so cold, we decided to stay indoors. After breakfast, a listened to the Elvis and Friends show on the online version of WOGL-Philadelphia. Over the years some people from the Philadelphia area sent me tapes of that show. The host, Ron Cade, plays many Elvis rarities not usually heard on the radio. At least Philadelphia still has an FM oldies station. We later watched the DVD I bought yesterday of Johnny Cash’s appearance on Austin City Limits in 1987. At 12 noon Lee wanted to hear the Elvis Only show that is heard on WMTR – Morristown which I can pick up on my radio. It is amazing how many young kids are into Elvis. When we went to Graceland a few years ago most of the people there were not born in 1977 when the King died. In the afternoon we drove out to Hofstra to see the Womens basketball team beat Northeastern 64-57.
Saturday, February 18, 2006
Since this blog entry is going to be about country music, I will listen to country music while I am writing it. I cannot pinpoint how Lee became interested in Johnny Cash. Before he was born, I only had one record that was issued in 1969 long before Lee was born. Over the years we have collected several CDs of the Man in Black. We really like the early stuff that was released on the Sun label. My November 11th entry discussed Walk the Line, the movie. Over the years I have only been to a few Broadway shows since they are so expensive. Last year we saw the Elvis Presley show All Shook up which only ran a few months on Broadway. I had wanted to see Lennon The Musical, but it closed after only a few weeks. I read about the upcoming Ring of Fire show that features the music of Johnny Cash. The previews began February 8th. I wanted to get the tickets early since I was afraid the show would close. If Broadway did not accept the King, would it accept the Man in Black? The official opening of Ring of Fire is March 12th. We enjoyed the show that was not a biography like the movie. The performers sang the songs of Johnny Cash.
After the movie, we ate dinner at Friday’s in Times Square. We could not resist walking into the Virgin Music store a block away. I bought Lee a DVD of Johnny Cash’s appearance on Austin City Limits in the 1980s. When I logged into AOL tonight there was an advertisement for the DVD Walk the Line which will be released February 28th. I order thatalong with the original Pink Panther movie starring Peter Sellers.
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Here I go again, it is after 9:30 PM and I am listening to Breakfast with the Beatles thinking about Bob Dylan. Anyway in 2003, there was a CD released called Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel songs of Bob Dylan. I have in my CD many genre specific cover compilations of Dylan covers. This is obviously one of them. I just received a DVD documenting the making of this CD. See the link below for more information.
I have bought music and videos for years online, but I greatly miss running to music stores to buy new releases. This DVD nicely complements Dylan, Rolling Thunder, and the Gospel years as described in my January 23rd entry.
Here is another bit of Dylan news from today’s New York Newsday. Tony award winner Twyla Tharp plans on bringing her new musical “The Times They Are A-Changin’” which is set to the songs of Bob Dylan to Broadway her publicist announced yesterday. Exact dates and the theater will be announced later. This show is now playing in San Diego. A review may be found at http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/features/20060211-9999-1c11times.html
Say Pagebyrner, how far is from Prescott to San Diego?
Heard at 4:05 PM today "Is there anything else for the good of the other?"
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Sunday, February 12, 2006
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Friday, February 10, 2006
Tuesday, February 7, 2006
Bob Dylan rehearses in Poughkeepsie opera house
2/6/2006 8:23:52 AM
By: Associated Press
Bob Dylan spent four days in a Poughkeepsie opera hall last week rehearsing for an album he'll record this week in New York.
Dylan spent about four hours a day writing and rehearsing at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House.
Bardavon Executive Director Chris Silva got to watch the sessions. He called them, "experimental."
Silva said he's been trying for 12 years to get Dylan to play at the Bardavon. He said Dylan was enthusiastic about coming back for a concert.
Dylan is a former Woodstock resident.
Sunday, February 5, 2006
Later today I will go to the funeral of Idy, a long time friend of the family who passed away of a stroke at age 90. My mother stayed at her apartment in Florida from January 2nd until January 16th. 3 days after my mother left, she suffered a stroke and never recovered. She is one of only a few people who came to my Bar Mitzvah in 1962 and to Lee’s in 2001.
Al Lewis passed away this weekend at the age of 95. Some people don’t think he was that old. I watched Al on the TV series Car 54 Where are You which was on NBC from 1961-63. In the 1980s I taped every episode which appeared on Nick at Nite.
Yesterday, I did some shopping at Macy’s to take advantage of the no tax week in New York. In the evening, Karen, Lee and I went to see the Queens College basketball team beat Concordia College 90-64.