Saturday, January 31, 2009
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Friday, January 30, 2009
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Monday, January 26, 2009
Flaming is a form of verbal abuse when you intentionally attack or disrespect somebody for whatever reason. Maybe you didn't agree with something they said, but there's a nice way to share a different point of view without name calling or attacking someone. Harassing or insulting someone will not likely help you gain many online friends!
The source of the above quote is: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1043498/10_best_rules_of_netiquette_.html?cat=15
In the 16 years I have been on the internet I have met some very nice people who share my interests. Some of these relationships have become real while others remained electronic. Some of them have become long term friendships. For the first time a real "turkey" (and that is being polite) really flamed me unnecessarily.
To make a long story short after he objected a post of mine on a message board, he sent me three extremely nasty e-mails since he had no posting privileges on that board. He has a right to disagree with me, but he did it in a very nasty and crude way. He even found this journal and bashed me on many of my postings that he thought were silly. If he doesn't like my journal, there are millions of other sites on the web he can visit. He should keep his comments to himself. Believe me I have seen plenty of silling posting on various message boards. If I see it, I just go somewhere else and not contact the poster.
I have been intentionally very vague here. If anyone wants the details, please contact me privately.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Every Sunday morning I like to hear the archived version of Sounds of the 60s with Brian Matthew on BBC2. For some reason the show was not yet posted. I'll look for it tonight or later in the week. Right now I am listening to American Top 40 of January 25, 1971 on the 70s channel from XM Radio. I used to enjoy listening to Casey Kasem's countdown which was heard on various radio stations in NYC over the years. Right now I am listening to the lower part of the survey which includes records that are rarely heard on oldies radio today.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Today, Lee put Richie Havens sings Dylan and the Beatles on the CD player during Jeopardy. My favorite CD of his is Mixed Bag which lent its name to Pete's radio shows on the 3 stations. Richie also appeared in the Dylan biopic I'm Not There as he sang Tombstone Blues. My favorite Havens song is his cover of Dylan's Just Like a Woman which he sang at the Bobfest in 1992.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I recalled the inauguration of John F. Kennedy 48 years ago today when I was in the 6th grade at PS 139 in Rego Park. We were talking about bringing in a portable TV so that we could watch the swearing in. It turned out that there was a big snow storm that day and school was cancelled so we could stay home and watch everything.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Anyway, whenever a new boss comes on the scene, he/she is very likely to come in and make changes. Ms. Cantillo could a purist and say she doesn't want music on a talk radio station and would cancel SNO and WABC Rewound every Memorial Day. She apparently is not a native New Yorker and may take time to appreciate the heritage of the station. I sugggest that SNO enthusiasts wait a while until she is settled in her new position and write to congratulate her and encourage her to keep SNO and Rewound.
- Mellow Yellow
- Sunshine Superman
- Hurdy Gurdy Man
However he has recorded many albums in the Folk/Folk Rock genre.
My hearty congratulations
When the season began I looked at the Knicks very optimistically since they hired Donnie Walsh as General Manager and Mike D'Antoni as the coach after a horrendous 23-59 season under Isianh Thomas. Early in the season they traded their two best players Jamal Crawford and Zach Randolph to dump salary. In this way after the 2010 season they will be under the salary cap so they can pursue blue chip free agents such as LeBron James, Amare Stoudamire, and Steve Nash among many others. This seems to guarantee mediocrity for this season and next. Instead of 23-59 they will improve to 35-47. Look at all the money they are throwing away:
- $21 Million for Stephon Marbury to do nothing
- $9 Million for Cuttino Mobley a recent acquisition who can't play due to a heart condition
- $30 Million for Jerome James who is injured
- $X Million for Isiah Thomas to sit home and do nothing
Just one more comment. Tickets are expensive as we paid $133.50 for the three of us to sit in the upper deck. A young couple was sitting in front us and both spent almost the entire game text messaging. They walked out with one minute to go when the game was tied. They should have saved their money and stayed home to text message.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
We've seen worse movies. I guess if you are a Keven James, you would like this flick. It was a silly story about a nebish (loser) who works as a security guard in a shopping mall in West Orange, NJ and some how bumbles his way and becomes a hero. I wish that this multiplex would reserve one screen for independent films. There is a small theater in Kew Gardens, about a 15 minute drive away, which shows movies suited for an older audience. On a crummy day like today, I just don't feel like driving in tricky conditions just to see a movie.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
When we got home I turned on Saturday Night Olides and heard my friend Cara Sieden speak to Mark Simone over the air. Mark just completed an excellent interview with Ernest Borgnine who will be 92 years young next week. I'll check out Cousin Brucie a little later.
Friday, January 16, 2009
So how did I celebrate? I went to Ben's Deli in Bayside and treated myself to a pastrami sandwich.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
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Sunday, January 11, 2009
The acting was suburb with the diction of Nixon and Frost being recreated perfectly. In my opinion the entire Watergate mess could have been avoided if Nixon had taken responsibility and fired his entire campaign staff right after the burglary.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Zantzinger died Jan. 3. His family did not provide further details of his death, the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home said.
The tobacco farmer served six months and was fined $500 for manslaughter in 1963 for striking the 51-year-old barmaid with his cane for taking too long to serve him a drink. Hattie Carroll later died of a stroke. In the "Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll," Dylan criticized different standards of justice meted out to whites and blacks.
Zantzinger was allowed to delay the start the sentence two weeks so he could harvest his tobacco crop and served the time in the Washington County jail, working in its kitchen.
"There is something wrong with this city when a white man can beat a colored woman to death and no one raises a hand to stop him," the Rev. Thomas C. Jackson said in his sermon at Gillis Memorial Church the Sunday after Carroll's death.
News accounts at the time said Zantzinger had been seen drinking with his wife at a dinner before a ball. While dining, Zantzinger told jurors he began hitting waitresses with the cane.
"I'd been smacking — tapping — waitresses on the tail, and they didn't say anything. I was just playing," Zantzinger told the jury in Hagerstown, where the case was tried.
"I had no other purpose than to have a good time," Zantzinger testified. "The last thing I intended was to harm or injure anyone. I never even thought about it."
Zantzinger, who later became a foreclosure auctioneer, didn't answer questions about Dylan's song for years. In 2001, he spoke with Dylan biographer Howard Sounes about the singer, saying he "should have sued him and put him in jail. (The song is) a total lie."
Larry Jenkins, a publicist for Dylan, said the songwriter was not available for comment.
Friday, January 9, 2009
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Wednesday, January 7, 2009
1. I actually was born in Brooklyn but moved to Queens when I was 2 years old.
2. I was named for my grandfather Baruch Wagman.
3. I went to P.S. 139 Queens
4. I lived near the Woodhaven Blvd. subway station in Rego Park, Queens
5. My father was a manager of a woman's clothing store.
6. I went to JHS 190 also known as Russell Sage Junior High School
7. I was a terrible athelete. I used to cry when the kids didn'twant to play ball with me.
8. Only July 15, 1957 I went to Ebbets Field to see the Dodgers beat the Braves 20-4.
9. Right now I am listening to Outlaw County on XM/Sirius Radio.
10. Today we had our annual reference retreat.
11. My favorite TV show of all times is Car 54 Where are You?
12. My favorite TV show of the 70s was All in the Family.
13. When I was a chemistry student, I hated thermodynamics.
14. I had a perfect 4.0 index as a student of library and information science.
15. I just said goodnight to my son Lee.
16. I am listening to the Bob Dylan song Idiot Wind on Outlaw Country.
17. My favorite saying is "Is there anything else for the good of the order?"
18. I dislike people who talk too much.
19. On a work day I wake up at 6:10 AM
20. I wish New Jersey Transit could devise a more modern and efficient method of collecting fares on the trains.
21. Tom Seaver is my favorite Met player or all time.
22. Mickey Mantle is my favorite Yankeer player of all time.
23. I just hate spreadsheets.
24. I hate people who compile meaningless statistics
25. The lowest point in my life was the two years I lived in New London, CT.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I think this situation is unfair to people who just may want to go to a few games each season. I don't know how many seats will be available on a single game basis. Anyone can use a service like Stub Hub and sell tickets for a big profit. It is only illegal to sell tickets near the venue, so fans may have to pay big bucks for tickets.
Monday, January 5, 2009
I did a little searching and found an interview of Alan Young (now 89 years young) with Fox News personality Bill O' Reilly. If you need more information about Bill, please check Dave DuBrow's World Journal File. In the interview, they talked about a book called Mr. Ed and Me and More that was published in 2007. We had to buy it from Amazon.com. In fact Mark Simone interviewed Alan Young some time ago on Saturday Night Oldies. I am sure that the show's historian Frank D'Agostino could tell you the exact date. Below is the interview with Bill O'Reilly from Youtube:
Sunday, January 4, 2009
If Dogs Run Free
If dogs run free, then why not we
Across the swooping plain?
My ears hear a symphony
Of two mules, trains and rain.
The best is always yet to come,
That's what they explain to me.
Just do your thing, you'll be king,
If dogs run free.
If dogs run free,
why not meAcross the swamp of time?
My mind weaves a symphony
And tapestry of rhyme.
Oh, winds which rush my tale to thee
So it may flow and be,
To each his own, it's all unknown,
If dogs run free.
If dogs run free,
then what must be,
Must be, and that is all.
True love can make a blade of grass
Stand up straight and tall.
In harmony with the cosmic sea,
True love needs no company,
It can cure the soul, it can make it whole,
If dogs run free.
Copyright ©1970 Big Sky Music
Saturday, January 3, 2009
People in cyberspace often chose to be anonymous and that is certainly their prerogative. About a year ago Radio Truth really bashed Saturday Night Oldies. Another anonymous poster (I know who he is) named Oldiesking or SNOFAN1 really gave it to Radio Truth. If Oldiesking were told that he could have a date with Jennifer Anniston every Saturday night, he would turn it down to listen to every second of Saturday Night Oldies. To each his own.