Saturday, October 31, 2009
Here is the next entry in my list of songs with Days of the Week in the title. When I think of Sam I always recall the tragic way he died in 1964 at age 33. We will never know what music he would have made had he lived. Facebook readers may see this video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5KvR4dEKyQ
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Let's keep this thread going. For readers who are not familiar with folk music of the 1960s, Donovan is the British Bob Dylan. I have written about him before in this journal. Facebook readers may see the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAGcT9tzzM4
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
One of these days my desire to write will come back. I don't want to say anything too personal. You never know who may be lurking especially when Bruce's Journal is imported into Facebook. By the way Facebook users can see the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bfEaaG19lU
I guess I haven't been very articulate over the last few days so here is Ruby Tuesday by the Rolling Stones performed in Texas in 1988. Vic, I am making this entry in the morning.
Facebook readers may find this at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5_Voeupr3Q
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
There are more important things in this world than Facebook. :)
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I just heard this on Cousin Bruce's show on Sirius/XM. I also voted for it as one of my top 10 oldies of all time on the survey being compiled by Mike Riccio and Tom Natoli. Vote here if you are interested.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
1. New Jersey Transit Trains were not running so I had to take the PATH from Newark to 33rd Street. This is a much slower ride.
2. One night the #7 Flushing train stopped at Vernon-Jackson in Long Island City for about 30 minutes. There was nothing else I could do but wait out the delay.
Let's hope for the best.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Everything was as usual until the New Jersey Transit train got out of the tunnel near Secaucus where it stopped. The conductor said there were electrical problems . After a few minutes the trained pulled into the Secaucus station. The conductor estimated that the train would not move for at least 30-45 minutes. From there I took a New Jersey Transit train that was running to Hoboken. There were mobs of people trying to transfer to the PATH trains . The only consolation was that PATH was honoring NJ Transit tickets. I had to take one train to Exchange Place where I transferred to a train to Newark. My last leg of my journey to NJIT was the 3 minute trip on the Newark Light Rail to Warren Street. I arrived at 9:30.
In 17 years of commuting this had to be my worst trip getting to work in the morning. I had to take one bus and 7 trains all together. My worst trip getting home was in August 2003 when I was stranded during a blackout. I had to walk from Newark Penn Station back to NJIT (about 1 mile) and was able to get a dormitory room for the night. I didn't get home until 11 AM the next day.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I prefer this studio version that was on Blonde on Blonde from 1966. Other people like the 1974 concert version that he did with The Band.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
- Hair - Cowsills
- Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In - Fifth Dimension
- Easy to Be Hard - Three Dog Night
- Good Morning Starshine - Oliver
The show included the famous nude scene. The lights on the performers were very low. On several occasions the actors went into the audience and danced. I even high fived one of the actors.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
When Lee was a little boy he loved watched Mister Ed with Alan Young on TVLand. He must have been about 3 or 4 at that time so we had to explain to him that horses do not talk. We filled a 6 hour VHS tape with 12 episodes recorded at random. Last week we found out that the first season of the show is now available on DVD. We ordered it for him from Amazon.com. Even though he is 21, Lee is a baby boomer at heart when it comes to TV and music.
Today we went to see Hofstra play the University of Maine. Hofstra won 44-0. It only costs $8 to see a college football game. Even though it was a one sided game we had fun.
This past Saturday we saw Maine defeat Hofstra 16-14.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I just watched the American Masters show on PBS featuring Joan Baez who has been active in show business for 50 years. Most documentaries show only the professional life of the subject but this featured the public and private sides of Joan. It showed concert performances from the early and later parts of her career. There were comments by Bob Dylan, David Crosby and Roger Mcguinn among others. She reunited with her ex-husband David Harris who was in prison for evading the draft during their marriage. If you remember Joan was pregnant when she performed at Woodstock. Her son Gabriel now 40 years old appeared in this documentary. My favorite part was the clips they showed of her performing with Bob Dylan during the Rolling Thuder Revue in the mid 1970s.
The clip above (Youtube video) was from the Rolling Thunder Revue, at Fort Collins, Colorado, 23 May 1976, Bob Dylan & Joan Baez perform the Woody Guthrie song Deportee (aka Plane Wreck at Los Gatos).
For more information about the American Masters show please see http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/joan-baez/how-sweet-the-sound/1185/
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
This model also has:
- A video camera
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Back in 1988 97.1 WYNY exchanged frequencies with Hot 103.5. I remember I had two tape decks going to record the frequency switch. I am not going to do that this time. I am listening to 96.3 FM to hear the switchover. Someone will post it on the web. In the same year WFAN moved from 1050 to 660 on the AM dial while a Spanish music station moved to 1050. I don't remember the date, but the Spanish station moved from 1050 to 97.9 FM while WEVD moved to 97.9.
If Paul Mount or Scott Fybush are reading this on Facebook, they will likely add the dates.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
WFUV is trying to raise money to build a booster antenna to improve reception in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. They must also meet other operating expenses. I am sure that when the booster is built Scott Fybush will take pictures of it. I suggest readers of Bruce's Journal check out http://www.fybush.com/sites/2008/site-080328.html where Scott shows photos of the station's new and old studios and transmitters.
It is always a pleasure to help an nonprofit radio station financially. In February I will give a similar donation to jazz station WBGO. Nonprofits often preserve formats rarely found on commerical stations. Please support them.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
- Bob Dylan
- George Harrison
- Jeff Lynne
- Roy Orbison
- Tom Petty
Rob Orbison passed away after the first CD. The second and last CD was not as good since it lacked Roy's wonderful vocals. The group with Bob Dylan singing lead recorded a song called Tweeter and the Monkey Man. For those of you who don't use Twitter, a person who uses that service is called a Tweeter.