Friday, June 30, 2006
The three guys in this picture are mixed up. The guy in the middle is wearing a Mets shirt, but out in Arizona he must be ecstatic since the Red Sox just beat the Mets 3 games in a row by the scores of 9-2, 10-4, and 4-2. The guy on the right is wearing a red shirt, but is he wearing red socks? The guy on the left is completely lost. He doesn't know the difference between Fenway Park and Central Park
Anyway, the Mets are still 11 games ahead in the National League East. Baring a complete collapse, they will be in the playoffs. They start a 3 game series against the Yankees in the Bronx tonight.
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Monday, June 19, 2006
Sunday, June 18, 2006
The is the first Fathers Day in several years that I've been home. Let's look back:
2004 - Nashville
2005 - San Francisco
Since we we home, we resumed the tradition of Karen's going down to buy the Sunday New York Times.
It was pretty hot and humid today, so we stayed close to home. We saw X-Men The last stand at the local multiplex.
Last night we went to Shea to see the Mets lose to the Baltimore Orioles 4-2. Today the Amazins bounced back and won 9-4
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Sunday, June 11, 2006
I sure wish that someone would come up with a cure for the common cold. I just wasn't up to par so I took it easy near home. I took Lee to Forest Park in the morning to shoot baskets. In the early afternoon we walked over to the Wendys in the neighborhood for some hamburgers. Over this weekend I downloaded 5 Theme Time Radio shows with Bob Dylan as the host. For years I have grappled with buying an XM radio and subscribing to the service for $13/month. Since AOL offers the music channels on XM, I decided not to subscribe. In May they introduced a show called Theme Time Radio with Bob Dylan as the host to be heard on the Deep Tracks Channel. When I tried to listen they said that XM listeners on AOL and Direct TV could not get that program. Somebody post the shows on a web site and I downloaded them. These are songs selected by Dylan, not his songs. Bob sure knows his music.
The Mets are killing the Arizona Diamondbacks 15-2. It looks like we will have some post season baseball at Shea this year. I am hoping for a replay of the 2000 World Series with the opposite result.
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Friday, June 9, 2006
Sunday, June 4, 2006
Saturday, June 3, 2006
Today marked the first anniversary of worst format change in radio history. On June 3, 2005 the Infinity Broadcasting executives dropped oldies on 101.1 FM after 33 years and changed to the Jack format. The station featured wonderful radio personalities and a deep playlist of hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. I really enjoyed the specialty shows such as the Top 20 Oldies Countdown, Soul of the City, and the weeknight Hall of Fame shows. My fondest memory of the station was hearing Lee's birthday announcement on the Harry Harrison morning show. In May 2001, Harry announced Lee's Bar Mitzvah on the air. We played back the tape at his reception. A year ago today the format was abruptly dropped while the radio personalities were let go with no notice. There is no sense to rant anymore here.
A few months ago I began to plan a gathering for today. In this era of e-mail and message boards it was easy to reach people to invite them. I got help from fellow oldies enthusiast Jeff Scheckner. We picked Ellen's Stardust Diner at Broadway and 51st Street http://www.ellensstardustdiner.com/ . The waiters and waitresses sing oldies while you eat.
About 40 people came. I already received some photos. Above you see me in a crowd. I am wearing the yellow shirt with blue horizontal stripes. The highlight of the show was the appearance of Bobby Jay and was a DJ at the station for about 18 years. I remember winning a call in contest on his show c1987. When Bobby walked in, he received a standing ovation. I must say that he has a lot of class. He said he was very appreciative of the support that we gave him. Unfortunately, he has not gotten a full time gig since CBS let him go a year ago. Tonight he is emceeing a show at the Westbury Music Fair. I certainly wish Bobby the best. He sure deserves it.
You can see photos at http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/bruces8852/my_photos