Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Fortunately, the tooth that was removed was in the back. It take a few months at least before the tooth can be replaced by an implant or a bridge. I am glad that it is over.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Do you like good music
That sweet soul music
Just as long as it's swingin
'Oh yeah, oh yeah
Out here on the floor now
We're going to a go go
Ah dancin to the music
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Spotlight on Lou Rawls y'all
Ah don't he look tall y'all
Singin' loves a hurtin' thing now
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Spotlight on Sam and Dave now
Ah don't they look boss y'all
Singin' hold on I'm comin'Oh yeah, oh yeah
Spotlight on Wilson Picket
tThat wicked picket Picket
tSingin Mustang Sally
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Spotlight on Otis Redding now
Singing fa fa fa fa fa fa fa faFa fa fa fa fa fa fa faOh yeah, oh yeah
Spotlight on James Brown nowHe's the king of them all, yeah
He's the king of them all, yeahOh yeah, oh yeah
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Alan informs me that he also attended the first Met home game ever April 13, 1962 at the Polo Grounds. I apologize for this omission.
The Times They are a Changin' - the original Dylan version from 1963
All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
Desolation Row - a heavy metal version played during the credits at the end.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
At 10 AM this morning the Yankees put single game tickets on sale through the beloved Ticketmaster. I don't know how many tickets per game are being sold without being in a package. Since I am working on the late shift tonight I was home at 10 AM and accessed the site. Since we are going to 15 Met games this season, we decided to go to just one Yankee game to see the new stadium. I got tickets for Saturday afternoon May 2 against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The seats were in section 405 in the upper deck in right field. Including the Ticketmaster fee the 3 tickets cost $81.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
In January radio enthusiast Victor Monachelli was featured in this journal. He phoned during Saturday Night Oldies to catch up on things. He relocated some years ago to central Florida, but for the past several weeks he has been up in Yonkers helping his parents as they have sold their house there.
Back in the mid 1990's I traded radio tapes with David Stein from Cedarhurst, Long Island. Today he reconnected with me on Facebook.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
What a fantasy!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
- Mister Ed
- The Brady Bunch
- The Monkees
From there we saw the actual Frost/Nixon interviews as we saw the movie version some weeks ago. Nixon insisted that he did not commit any impeachable offenses, but that he just used very poor judgement. From there we saw "Madison Avenue Goes to Washington: The History of Presidential Campaign Advertising." CNN's Jeff Greenfield narrated this documentary which placed the ads in its historical context.
Friday, March 6, 2009
I took the above photo at the WABC Cruise in June 2007 as Curtis was talking to a fan. I listen to talk radio on WABC somewhat irregular, but I think I'll checkout Curtis' show at 10 PM tonight.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
- In the 8th grade Larry brought his tape recorder to school as our friend Joshua taped some classes. Mrs. Klein, the math teacher, went into a rage when he told her that he taped the class.
- Mr. Cahill, our math teacher, called him Stinky. We then called Larry Stinky Stale.
- We went to each other Bar Mitzvahs in the Spring of 1962. Larry had had a crush on a girl Bonnie Berkowitz and wanted me to invite her to my party. Larry invited our Social Studies teacher Mrs. Minov to his reception and she came. In 1972 Mrs. Minov was a contestant on the quiz show The Who, What or Where Game with Art James. Larry's service was at Temple Israel while his reception was at a catering hall called the Regency in Jamaica, Queens.
- I remember one day Larry invited me to his house as with listened to the record The First Family with Vaughn Meader.
- Larry went to Cejwin, a Jewish camp in the Catskills
- Two of our mutual friends were Eric Fradkin and Alan Nelson
- In the mid 1960s there was a baseball player who spent some time with the Mets also named Larry Stahl
- In the 9th grade we were on the newspaper squad that deleivered the New York Times to students and teachers. There was a kid we didn't like who we called "The Monkey." His real name was Fred Rappoport
I'll probably remember more anecdotes later.
Yes, 5 minutes later, I remember this one:
- Larry spread a story that I was madly in love with this real ugly girl named Monica.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
MARCH 13-14, 1993: This blizzard resulted in four deaths and more than $19 million in damage on the Island with winds that reached more than 70 miles per hour. During the storm 152,000 people lost electrical power.
MARCH 3-5, 1960: This storm brought 17.3 inches of snow, a local record for a March storm.
MARCH 11-14, 1888: The fabled "Great White Hurricane" cloaked the Gravesend section of Brooklyn under 52 inches of snow
MARCH 8, 2005: Heavy winds turned a middling snowfall of 4 inches into an adventure on the Long Island Expressway, where drivers experienced whiteout conditions. State Department of Transportation plows attempted to clear roads just before rush hour and were blocked by traffic, causing major delays. Suffolk police reported 54 accidents between 4 and 5 p.m.
MARCH 16, 2004: A late nor'easter dropped 4 inches of snow on Long Island, capping a week that had seen temperatures in the 50s.
MARCH 1967: More than 31 inches of snow fell for the entire month, setting a local record that still stands.
MARCH 21-22, 1966: 16 inches of snow fell on Long Island, one of the highest totals ever for the month.
Every day, I read about more and more layoffs in this miserable economy. One has to be grateful to have a job these days. I have had more than my share of frustrations at work, but the worst thing has to be pounding the pavement looking for a job while unemployed. The summer of 1982 was the last time I was unemployed. I still remember that terrible feeling.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Andrea Wiener - Distinguished Professor of WCBS-FM
Alan Berman - Distinguished Professor of Saturday Night Oldies
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Anyway, may she stay Forever Young.