Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
1. Harry Harrison
2. Bruce Morrow
3. Gary Owens
4. Dick Biondi
5 Brian Matthew
6. Pete Fornatale
7. Bobby Jay
8. Mark Simone
9. Bob Shannon
10. Chuck Leonard
11. Ed Baer
12. Dan Daniel
13. Jack Spector
14. Ron Lundy
15. Norm N. Nite
16 Bwana Johnny
17. Bob Lewis
18. Frank Kingston Smith
19. Alex Bennett
20. Herb Oscar Anderson
22. Frankie Crocker
23 B. Mitchell Reed
24. Murray the K
25 Johnny Michaels
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I can't watch Shea Stadium being deconstructed so I look the other way on the #7 Train.
We are taping Johnny Cash from the Biography Channel at 1 AM on Friday
Is there anything else for the good of the order?
Is there anything interesting on dave DuBrow's wall on Facebook?
Saturday Night Oldies on October 25th will only be 30 minutes, so I'll watch the World Series.
The Knicks season begins next week with their new coach.
We will have to paint our apartment within the next few months.
I just can't stand people who constantly repeat themselves.
Life is always a series of endings and new beginnings.
After the World Series the Mets will begin to make player moves.
I will pick my table very carefully at the next event in 44 days.
I have been getting significantly less e-mail lately.
You have to be grateful to have a job these days.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Bisel - A little
Goy - Any person who is not Jewish
Mentsh - A special man or person. One who can be respected
Meshugener - Mad, crazy, insane man
Nudnik - Pesty nagger, nuisance, a bore, obnoxious person
Oi, gevald - Cry of anguish, suffering, frustration or for help
Oi, Vai! - Dear me! Expression of dismay or hurt
Shlep - Drag, carry or haul, particularly unnecessary things, parcels or baggage; to go somewhere unwillingly or where you may be unwanted
Shlepper - Sponger, panhandler, hanger-on; dowdy, gossipy woman, free-loader
Shlimazel - Luckless person. Unlucky person; one with perpetual bad luck (it is said that the shlemiel spills the soup on the shlimazel!)
Anyway, my question to readers of this journal - Which of the above has become my favorite Yiddish expression over the past two years?
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Joyce is my sister with her husband Keith
Paul is Karen's brother with his wife Fran
Regular readers of this journal should know Lee
I think my mother was the most thrilled since both of her children celebrated their 25th anniversaries this year. It is sad that my Dad didn't live to see it. Does Mom look 89 years old?
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
I should have left this town this morning
Is it really any wonder
I can hear that whistle blowin',
Throw my ticket out the window,
Copyright ©1969; renewed 1997 Big Sky Music
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Oh all the money that in my whole life I did spend,
Oh ev'ry girl that ever I've touched,
Oh ev'ry foe that ever I faced,
Oh, ev'ry thought that's strung a knot in my mind,
Oh a false clock tries to tick out my time
Copyright ©1964; renewed 1992 Special Rider Music
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
He was late!!! Here is the story back in 1983 Soundtrack of the 60s was a syndicated radio show that was heard Sundays from 8 AM - 11 AM on WYNY when it was an Adult Contemporary station at 97.1 FM. I knew that on the day of the wedding my best man and fellow radio enthusiast Herb was going to pick me up about 8 AM and we would drive to the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation for the wedding and arrive about 9 AM. I wrote a letter to ABC Watermark the producers of the show asking for 3 Beatles songs to be played in the first hour of the show for our wedding. We drove to the synagogue listening to the show on WYNY and didn't hear it. Oh well, I guess they don't play requests. About a week after we returned from our honeymoon in Hawaii, I received a little package from Soundtrack of the Sixties. There was an autographed photo of Gary Owens and a letter from Janis Hahn, the producer of the show congratulating us. It included a cassette with a humorous message from Gary Owens wishing us a happy wedding followed by the 3 Beatles songs:
- Ask Me Why
- And I Love Her
- The Long and Winding Road
If it came before the wedding we would have played it at the reception. Several months later WYNY dropped the show. I wrote a letter to the producer asking her to get another New York station to carry it. She wrote back saying that the show was going to be cancelled in a few more weeks anyway. She sent us three records with the show. Back then the syndicator would mail or FedEx (Hi Dave) the show to the radio stations. Now the shows would be sent over the Internet.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
There used to be so many places to buy records, tapes, and CDs, but the music store is quickly becoming a dinosaur. I could have purchased this new Dylan CD through amazon.com or other electronic retailer, but I decided to try to relive the thrill of running to a music store to buy a new release of a major artist. There is a Borders right outside Penn Station, so I bought the 2-CD set on the way home today. Most of it is alternative versions of tracks that were originally released from 1989-2006. This is not my favorite Dylan period, but I enjoyed it. I did get a chance to listen to it while it was streamed for free on http://npr.org . Tonight I was able to listen to the first CD. Hopefully I'll have time to listen to CD #2 tomorrow when I get home from work and before the start of Yom Kippur.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Today was one of those days that I wish I lived across the street from work. I got on the #7 Flushing train as usual, but it stopped near the 74th Street stop since the power was cut off. Since the back half of the train did not make it into the station, we were told to walk to the front of the train. Luckily at 74th Street, I could transfer to the E train which also goes to Penn Station. I got on the 8:12 New Jersey Transit train which was delayed an additional 10 minutes. I got to work 40 minutes late. On the way home the New Jersey Transit train was 15 minutes late. Tomorrow will be a better day.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Today as I was driving I wanted to make a right turn, but I saw an elderly man with a cane walking slowly across the street. I obviously stopped to let him cross, but some jerk behind me honked his horn. How insensitive can you get? I wonder who are worse drivers or riders of mass transit?
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Lee and I drove to Cunningham Park this morning and arrived home about 10 AM. We got off the Whitestone Expressway at the Linden Place exit as usual. After I parked the car I noticed a big traffic jam leading to the Whitestone Bridge. I thought that there must be an accident there since construction delays are not that bad. Whe I got to the aprtment I turned on WCBS-AM to hear if there were any explanation of this jam on the traffic reports on the 8s. I heard of other tieups in the NYC area, but nothing about the Whitestone Expressway. My question is how reliable are radio traffic reports? Drivers would listen to them to try to get to an alternate route if they hear of a delay in their area. I assume that there must be a lag time between the development of a traffic jam and its report on the radio.
Friday, October 3, 2008
This morning I was sleeping when the clock radio went off. This is very unusual for me. Anyway when I woke up a was dreaming about a pizza with several toppings on it. I guess it was just another crazy dream.
I have not yet recived instructions from AOL on how to transition this journal to another blogging service. I would hate to lose my entries over the last 3 years. There is just too much to move manually.
I put a counter on my work related journal. I want to get an idea of how many people are visiting. Only one person has commented there.
I was thinking about commenting about Michael Bloomberg and Sarah Palin, but I think I'll keep politics out of this journal.
Have a nice weekend.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
This will be an eventful month for me:
October 7th - Bob Dylan releases Tell Tale Signs, 8th in the Bootleg Series. right now I am listening to a free preview on http://npr.org
October 8th - There is an unconfirmed report that the thried season of Theme Time Radio Hour will begin
October 16th - Bruce and Karen's 25 th wedding anniversary. Look for some journal entries on how we met, the radio connection to the wedding, recollection of the honeymoon, and the anniversary party