Friday, October 29, 2010

Mets to Name Sandy Alderson as General Manager Today

This is obviously the first step in changes for the 2011 New York Mets.  Sandy Alderson will have to make some drastic changes after two terrible seasons at Citifield.  Some questions:

  • What will he do with Carlos Beltran, Oliver Perez, and Luis Castillo whose large salaries must be assumed by the Mets.  It seems very doubtful that other teams would assume the contracts of these overpaid players.
  • Who will be the next manager?
  • What player moves will be made in trades or free agents?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Terrible Service from an Electronics Retailer

About two weeks ago I reported that my laptop needed to be repaired since it was not powering up. Since I had an extended warrany I brought it back to the store to be fixed.  I am not naming this retailer because I don't want to be sued.  There may be some lawyers reading this saying that I am guilty of libel.  Anyway after two weeks my laptop was not even sent out.  The reason.  They didn't have the right box needed to ship it out.  Come on guys, I paid $180 for a service contract.  Doesn't that cover the cost of shipping?  This is extremely bad customer service to say the least.

I will likely not purchase anything from this store again.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bad Teams Should Not Raise Ticket Prices

I have followed the Knicks since the early 1960s when I would watch the game with my father.  Later in that decade I would go with Paul Vernon and some other buddies from high school to the old Madison Square Garden at 8th Avenue and 50th Street.  In recent years the Knicks have absolutely stunk making some bad trades and draft picks.  Last season the record was 29-53.

In recent years it has been a Slutsky family tradition to go to a game on Martin Luther King Day.  On the way to work today I stopped by the Garden to by tickets for that game.  By going directly to the box office I saw about $8/ticket by not using Ticketmaster.  The tickets in the 300 level behind the basket went up from $44.50 to $49.50.  Why should a bad team raise ticket prices?  I guess we all have to pay Amare Stoudamire's salary and for the renovations.  I think the problem with the Knicks goes all the way up to the ownership.  We were especially disappointed when popular player David Lee was traded. 

The season actually begins tonight, the same time as the World Series.  I'll decide when I get home which game to watch.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The PATH train saved me yesterday

A train  that derailed just outside New York Penn Station yesterday caused havoc on New Jersey Transit and Amtrak.  Since I received an e-mail alert, I knew in advance that there would be problems on the commute home.  Luckily the PATH runs from NYC to Newark.  New Jersey Transit costs more than PATH, but it is a much faster ride.  When I arrived at Newark Penn Station I immediately boarded the PATH especially since NJ Transit tickets were cross honored.  It certainly saved me from a lot of aggravation.  It is nice that there is often redundancy in mass transportation.

Monday, October 25, 2010

You are What You Read

I gave some thought today to what I read regularly. Let’s start with the Sunday New York Times that has been a ritual for years. There is so much to read there so it takes me two days to finish it. Let me quote a one time advertising slogan “You don’t have to read it all but it’s nice to know that it’s all there”

Of course when I put my hands on the Times I go for the Sports section. In recent years I’ve had to fight with Lee to get it first. I usually let him get it first. Then there is the Metropolitan section which reports on news from the 5 boroughs. Today’s paper really piqued my interest since it concerned the subway system. I was especially amused by an article titled “Stand Clear of the Snarling Herd” by Ron Lieber. It considers many of the situations that irritate the average straphanger. I especially hate people who refuse to move into the center of the car when the board the train. The author also discussed people who eat on the train, luggage schleppers (my term), and Metrocard problems among others. I admire young students who must carry their books to school, but their book bags just take up too much space. Another article discussed MTA Chairman Jay Walder and the many fiscal problems that face the system.

Let’s move on to the main system that is usually very boring. There were several articles in today’s paper about the forthcoming congressional elections and how the Republicans could take over one or both houses. Much of the detailed international news is just not of interest to me. The New York scandal sheets whose names will not be mentioned

The Sunday Styles section includes articles about interpersonal relationships. Today there was another Facebook article titles “How to Get Unfriended.”

I conclude my Sunday reading by looking at the Arts & Leisure section. I often find out about movies, concerts and shows that I would like to see.

I must finish reading the Sunday Times on my Monday commute. I regularly read:

  • The Magazine
  • News of the Week
  • Business
  • Book Review

I generally do not read

  • Real Estate
  • Travel
  • Automobiles

I remember in the 1970s I had a subscription to the daily New York Times, but I really need to spend time with other publications. Here are some of the magazines that I read regularly:

  • Sports Illustrated
  • The Sporting News
  • Discover
  • Scientific American
  • Chemical and Engineering News – I must go back to my educational roots
  • Rolling Stone (what is an old guy like me reading this? – The subscription cost only about 50 cents an issues so it was a no brainer)
  • Goldmine ( a magazine for collectors of music and videos)

If that isn’t enough, I read plenty of books on my favorite topics. However, I never read novels. I can not remember the last time I read a work of fiction.


Saturday at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center

Lee wanted to see the movie Secretariat but since it wasn’t playing at the local multiplex when drove out to the Bay Terrace Shopping Center to see it there. It has been since 1973 since a horse won the Triple Crown. We see how Secretariat won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes that year. The Top 40 hit Oh Happy Day by the Edwin Hawkins Singers was played in the background as the horse won the Belmont Stakes. I thought that some religious Christians may be offended by hearing a gospel praising the birth of Jesus Christ celebrating a racehorse victory.

We skipped Ben’s Deli this time. I will eat my next pastrami sandwich at their branch in Manhattan on November 13. We walked across the center to Barnes and Nobles. It’s nice to browse a bookstore instead of buying books online. I was looking for the new Greil Marcus book on Bob Dylan, but it was not in stock. I did find a book “The Last Days of Shea: Delight and Despair of a Mets Fan by Dana Brand. I just couldn’t resist buying it. Do I have more books about the Mets or Dylan? Lee found a Jeopardy calendar for 2011. He gets out of bed every morning and reads the question of the day, a Slutsky family ritual.

We walked to another dinosaur, the FYE Music Store. We just looked around but didn’t buy anything. I buy most of my CDs online anyway.

From 6 – 7 PM Pete Fornatale played a set where the song featured laughter. Just at 6:58 he started Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream when Lee turned on the TV. It is a big no no to do that when a Bob Dylan song comes on the radio. If Lee does that again to me his punishment will be 5 weeks of jury duty.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Interesting observation on the way home Thursday evening

Since I have a long commute I always bring reading material with me. This morning I completed a book about sports business, but on the way home I read issue #2 of Montague Street: The Art of Bob Dylan a journal edited by Nina Goss. If you are interested you can check it out at . I remember when I brought issue #1 I got stuck in a long train delay. There were no train delays on Thursday, but as I was thumbing through the issue there was an advertisement for a Bob Dylan Theme Restaurant called Zimmys located in Hibbing, Minnesota. When I got home I told Lee about and he wanted to go there. Maybe someone should open a Bob Dylan theme park in Hibbing as a tourist attraction.

Anyway, I got off New Jersey Transit and walked through the Long Island Railroad corridor toward the 7th Avenue subway line. Ther are always throngs of people there during rush hour. I passed by a young lady who was wearing a purple t-shirt which said:

I’m Busy

Read My Blog

This amused me after the events of the past week. The message implied that this girl just didn’t want to talk to anybody, but felt more comfortable communicating through her blog. At times, I feel more comfortable communicating in writing, but like to talk to people as well. I’ve said this before and I’ll repeat it, if anything in this blog offends readers for any reason they can get in touch with me by posting a comment. I read them all the time and will usually post them.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Heather Dalal - Facebook Friend of the Day

My colleague Heather has become my Facebook Friend of the Day for a very unique reason.  Regular readers of Bruce's Journal know that I always complain whenever there is a major mass transit delay.  Yesterday Heather actually spared me quite a bit of aggravation.  She usually works on the late shift on Tuesdays, but I offered do do her late night yesterday since I didn't work nights for a few weeks due to jury duty.  Yesterday there was a very bad train delay on New Jersey Transit which I missed since I was working at night and didn't have to report until 12 noon.  By the time I got to Penn Station in NYC yesterday, the problems were resolved.

 Heather uses mass transit to commute from Rahway to Newark, but told me yesterday she will be driving to work because she has faced aggravation with train delays as well.  It seems that both the MTA in New York and New Jersey Transit in the Garden State have raised fares while the service has deteriorated.  This has driven people back to their cars.  You can't blame them.

Heather has joined a select group of Bruce's Facebook Friends of the Day.

Some Personal Radio Memories

I hope that nobody is disappointed because this post is not about j---- d---- . I have recalled several memorable personal moments from the radio over the years and would like to share them with readers of Bruce’s Journal. Some of them were recorded on tape while a few are available digitally. I am listing them in no particular order.

1. Harry Harrision on WCBS-FM announced Lee’s Bar Mitzvah in 2001. We played the tape at his reception. Every year Harry announced Lee’s birthday.

2. Lee’s birth was announced on Bob Shannon’s show on WCBS-FM after What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong. Bob said “what a wonder world when we can welcome a brand new listener.” Lee has listened to the station since then except for the Jack years.

3. Cousin Bruce Morrow thanked me over the air on his Sirius/XM show for starting a Facebook fan club for him.

4. Sue O’Neal on WCBS-FM read the 3 songs that I voted in the Top 500 survey. Radio enthusiast Andrea Wiener sent me the recording. She unfriended me on Facebook since I am not in the radio business.

5. Brian Matthew on BBC2 played my dedication of I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love by Petula Clark for our mutual birthdays a few years ago.

6. Some years ago I requested Nikki Hoeky by PJ Proby on Brian Matthew’s show. NJIT Professor Reg Tomkins heard it in England.

7. I phoned WABC and sang the Car 54 Where are You Theme. I no longer listen to this show.

8. I regularly listen to sports talk on WFAN, but was never a fan of Imus either when he was on WFAN or now on WABC. One May 23rd my clock radio was on WFAN in the evening. The next morning just as the radio went on Imus said “Today is Bob Dylan’s birthday.” Karen and I laughed as we woke up.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dedication to a Professor from Texas

"And before you criticize and abuse , walk a mile in my shoes"  - Joe South

I know you are lurking.

Bob Dylan - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964

As I am writing this journal entry on Tuesday morning I am listening to Claudia Marshall play cuts from Bob Dylan, The Witmark Demos 1962-1964 on WFUV. The next song is a cover of A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall by Leon Russell. It is always an exciting time for me when new Dylan music is released. Years ago I would run to the nearest music store to buy the newest Dylan CD on the day of its release. Since there are so few music stores I ordered the CD directly from Sony Music and it was actually delivered before todays’ release date. I also received a t-shirt with a photo of Dylan when he was in his early twenties.

Demos are rough recordings of a song, perhaps for other artists to evaluate. This 2 CD set has 47 cuts which are just Dylan and an acoustic guitar. It is the latest installment of the Bootleg series. It does include a handful of songs that were never released. Listening to it will keep me busy for a while.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Nowhere Boy - Excellent Movie with the Wrong Title

Today we took a short drive to the Kew Gardens Cinema to see Nowhere Boy about John Lennon at age 15. Over the years I have read several biographies of John Lennon and the Beatles. The film certainly confirmed what I have read. I enjoyed the movie but I would change the title to Quarryman. I recall the lyrics of the Beatles hit Nowhere Man as follows:

“He’s a real nowhere man sitting in his nowhere land making all his nowhere plans for nobody.”

The young John Lennon certainly was a mover and shaker. We see how he was influenced by Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly and others during his formative years as a musician. He met Paul McCartney and formed the Quarrymen. We also observe John’s difficult family situation with his Aunt Mimi and mother Julia. It ends with his taking his group to Germany for a gig. The name Beatles was never mentioned, but if I remember my music history correctly the name was changed from Quarrymen to Beatles at that time.

I recommend it for everyone who is familiar with the popular music of the 1950s and 60s.

We saw Rock of Ages for our 27th Wedding Anniversary

October 16th is Karen and my 27th Wedding. Where did all these years go? Sometimes it seems like just yesterday that we walked down the aisle at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation in 1983. Other times it feels like has been eons. To celebrate we went with Lee to see Rock of Ages at the Brooks Atkinson Theater on Broadway. The show featured many hits of the 1980s. Since WCBS-FM returned in 2007 they have played successively more hits from that decade.

Most of the people in the audience were Thirtysomethings who grew up in the 1980s and thus were raised on artists like Phil Collins, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, and others. Although this is not my favorite music, I enjoyed the show.

After the show we went to Ellen’s Stardust Diner where we had a mini Meet and Greet of Oldies enthusiasts

5th Anniversary of Bruce's Journal

October 15th is the 5th anniversary of Bruce’s Journal. I have written just over 1500 entries covering topics from the ridiculous to the sublime. I use an anecdotal approach to often report on what I do with my family. Often, I use the journal to vent my frustrations. People who read it with some degree of regularity should know my favorite singer/songwriter, team and TV show. I guess I find it easier to express myself in writing than I do verbally. People have accurately described me as terse.

I never intended to offend anyone through my journal entries. I probably have been guilty of some minor indiscretions, but we all make mistakes at one time or another. I just wish that if I wrote something wrong, please tell me, not blab it around to others. This journal is not Facebook where I can have privacy settings. Anyone can search it with Google or other search engine. I use Google Analytics to observe how my journal is accessed. People from all over the world have accessed it. On the average it gets on 15 hits a day with some peaks and valleys. It is certainly not the Huffington Post. Many got there by accident while others know me. I keep my work related comments at .

I welcome anyone to stop by here whether they know me or not. The only thing I ask is not to stab me in the back.

Thank Goodness - Jury Duty is Over!!

On Friday October 15th at 2:30 PM my 5 week ordeal with jury duty ended. We announced our verdict to the court. I will be brief and somewhat vague when I describe the case. You never know some “yo-yo” with nothing to do may do a Google search and find this. Even though this case is now public record I would like to protect the privacy of the parties involved. I am sure it was more difficult for them than it was for the jurors.

There was an assault of one man by two others. One man sustained permanent injuries and was suing. The three participants and three witnesses testified before the court. In addition a medical witness who treated the plaintiff reported on the extent of the injuries. It was a shame that a fight had to happen among three adults over a minor issue.

The jury ruled in favor of the defendants believing that they acted in self-defense. The plaintiff could not collect damages.

Here are my comments that will not appear in Bruce’s Journal after today. I desperately want closure to this ordeal.

For 5 full weeks I did not know whether I report to work or to the court each day. In my previous 5 terms of jury duty I served no more that 7 consecutive work days and was completed. Over 5 weeks I served for 13 days while I reported to work the others. I cleared my calendar for the weeks of September 13 and 20 figuring it would be over by then. I had to cancel several business appointments over the past 3 weeks.

The major problem was caused by the backlog of civil cases in September. In civil court a jury is selected by the attorneys who must wait for an available judge to start the trial. They 6 jurors and 2 alternatives were chosen on September 20 while the trial commenced on September 30. The first 4 jurors were selected on September 18 and suffered for 2 more days than I. What was most upsetting was that there were 3 days when we had to sit in the central jury room and wait when there was absolutely no chance that the case would begin. The judge, court officers, and attorneys apologized for this and were appreciative of or service, but I would like to make a suggestion to rectify this problem.

At the beginning of jury duty we had to phone in to determine if we were needed the next day. Would it be possible to phone in to determine when a civil case would commence? If there is anyone with political clout reading this, can they make this suggestion to the powers that be in state government? Think of all the money that is paid to idle jurors by their respective employers. I am sure there are some hourly or free-lance people who do not get paid during jury duty.

There needs to be modernization of some court procedures:

1. In this high tech era why is a court reporter needed? Why can’t the proceedings of a trial be recorded to a hard drive? Any questions or comments that must be stricken from the record can be easily deleted. The court reporter reminds me of the conductors on commuter railroads. They are all dinosaurs.

2. During the deliberation process, we were required to submit a written note to the judge if we had a question or needed to see evidence. Why can’t the jury foreman talk to judge in front of all parties?

3. I would also ask the attorneys to minimize asking witnesses questions that have nothing to do with determining liability. This would greatly speed up the trial.

Now I do not have to report for jury duty for at least 6 years. I do feel that all people should serve at least twice in their lifetime; once in a civil case and once in a criminal case. We do learn quite a bit about the criminal justice system by serving on a jury. I hope that people can do this with minimal inconvenience.

I will conclude by quoting a line from Bob Dylan’s song “George Jackson.” I don’t agree with Bob here, but I admire his conviction. I am taking this line completely out of context:

“Sometime I think this whole world is one big prison yard. Some of us are prisoners, the rest of us are guards.”

For the last 5 weeks I felt like a prisoner not being able to come and go as a please. Everyone else in the judicial process were the guards.

I thank my friends, family, and coworkers for being understanding during this difficult period.

My laptop is out for repair

You may wonder why Bruce’s Journal has been inactive for about a week. Very simple, my laptop computer at home has conked out. It just refused to power up when I turned it on. Luckily I bought an extended warranty and brought it back for repairs. It will be away for a week or two at least. I have written out this blog entry on my old computer. I do not want to use to access the Internet because it would be very slow. I am writing this on Saturday night October16th an will upload it on Monday when I return to work.

I always say that there is a Bob Dylan song for every occasion. Here are the lyrics for Everything is Broken. Below the lyrics is the Ben Sidran version of the song from Youtube.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Incident on the Subway this Morning

I was on the #7 train this morning on my way to NJIT, not jury duty.  As the train was beginning to leave the Flushing station a woman tried to board the train as the doors were closing.  She could not get on the train but a plastic bag with her lunch and a water bottle were stuck in the doors as the train started to move.  She tried pulling her package out and ran with the train.  Someone pulled the emergency cord and the train abruptly stopped.  A minute later a transit policeman came and opened the door and released her package.  He wouldn't allow to board our train.  A little common sense goes a long way.  The worst that could have happened was that she lost her lunch.  This is what happens when people are in a hurry.  The train moved one stop to Willets Point and was taken out of service.  Fortunately I was only delayed for a few minutes.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

We Met Casey Today

Since I grew up in an apartment we could never have any pets.  When my sister Joyce married Keith Artemis became their joint pet.  She was a mix of a collie and labrador retriever.  My late dad loved her to death and would always baby sit her.  After she passed away they got Sasha who sadly went to puppydog heaven about a year ago.  Last week Joyce and Keith adopted Casey, a cockapoo puppy, who is now 11 weeks old.  I picked up my mom and went to their home to meet the latest edition to the family.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

CW Post Football Today

The CW Post Pioneers defeated the Marauders of Millersville University today 49-21.  It is not NFL quality football but at $5 per ticket how could we go wrong?

Friday, October 8, 2010

Jury Duty Day #11 - The last 2 witnesses

For those reading this journal who are not residents Queens, the above is a photo of the Sutphin Blvd courthouse in Jamaica.  It has become a very familiar place over the last month.  The good news is that I finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel today.  We heard the last two witnesses presented by the defense.  The judge let us go home by 12 noon.  I will be working on some NJIT work this afternoon at home after completing this journal entry.

For next week

Monday - Columbus Day - the court is closed.
Tuesday - the judge has other business
Wednesday - the judge will be meeting all day with the attorneys for the case.
Thurday - the finale.  The attorneys will be presenting their closing arguments.  The judge will charge the jury and we will make our judgement.  Hopefully, it ends then.

Happy Birthday Alan Berman

Happy Birthday to Alan Berman aka the Oldies King and the Dean of Oldies Listeners.  You can see in this photo he is wearing a replica of the WMCA Good Guy Sweatshirt.  He owns an original sweatshirt which was autographed by the WMCA Good Guys.

The photo above was taken at the 4th Annual Meet and Greet at Ben's Deli in December 2009.  You will be able to meet Alan at the next event on November 13 at Ben's Deli which offers a bright and cheerful environment despite reports to the contrary.  He will be very disappointed if you do not come.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Jury Duty Day #10 - 2 more witnesses

They told us to come at 9:30 AM, but didn't start the proceedings until 10:40.  So what else is new.  Most of the day was devoted to the testimony of a physician on behalf of the plaintiff.  The last witness for the plaintiff gave testimony in the afternoon.  At the end of the day the attorney for the plaintiff rested his case.  But now the defense can call witnesses.  The trial resumes tomorrow morning.

Does anybody want to take bets on when this case will end.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Jury Duty Day #9 - Stop Repeating Yourselves Already!

The plaintiff took the stand for the second day.  His lawyer questioned him for most of the morning.  Later on the two defense attorneys cross examined him which is standard procedure.  It was really annoying when the witness got the same question over and over.  This is very annoying.  In my opinion much of the evidence that shown is not relevant to the jury's ultimate decision of liability.  I really can't say anything more about the case until it concludes.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Jury Duty Day #8

Today the plaintiff gave his testimony.  I can not discuss this case verbally or on a blog so that is all I can say today.  There are always breaks when the attorneys must consult with the judge in the absence of the jury.  I will say that progress is being made, so hopefully this will end soon.

We will be standing up for Bob Dylan before Thanksgiving

The pre-sale began today form Bob Dylan at Terminal 5 on West 56th Street and 11th Avenue.  I got tickets for November 24th, the day before Thanksgiving.  The bad news is that this venue has only standing room tickets.  We went to standing room Dylan concerts at William Paterson University and at the Hammerstein Ballroom.  We'll stand for our man.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Jury Duty Day #7

We were instructed to be at court at 9:30 AM.  Shortly after that time the court officer told us that the judge and the attorneys had to discuss some points in the absence of the jurors.  Finally at 11 AM, we heard the end of the testimony of the first witnesses.  The second witness took the stand at 12 noon and completed his testimony by the end of the day.  At least there was substantial progress made today.

The wheels of justice are turning.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Social Network - The Movie

The title of this movie and the promotion of it is a little misleading.  "You don't got 500 million friends without making some enemies" implies that the movie will consider some of the problems encountered by Facebook users today.  The movie goes back to 2003 at Harvard University when Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook.  Some of his Harvard friends believed that he stole the idea from him.  After I saw the film I remember how that it was originally aimed at college students.  The viewer sees how the service grew and how the legal disagreements were settled.  Thankfully for me there were no court room scenes.

If you go to this movie with the expectation of seeing misunderstandings caused by friending and unfriending people you will be disappointed.  If you are a Facebook user you will enjoy seeing how it started and developed.

The Torturous Trials of the Idle Juror

I suggest that my readers check out this article in the Metropolitan section of today's New York Times.

The author was only at jury duty for 2 days.  Day #7 is tomorrow for me.

Here is a quote from the article written by Ariel Kaminer

"Years ago, a study found that 82 percent of New Yorkers summoned to jury duty were not chosen for a trial, a situation Judith Kaye, who was then the state’s chief judge, described in 2003 as a “colossal waste of time and money.” "

I am one of the 18 percent chosen to serve on a jury.  I just I am a rare person who has served 6 times in my life time.  More tomorrow.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

5th Annual Meet and Greet and Oldies Radio Enthusiasts Scheduled for November 13

We did it before and we're doing it again.  Alan Berman, Jeff Scheckner and I are organizing the Fifth Annual Meet and Greet of Oldies Radio Enthusiasts.  Here is the announcement from Facebook:

By Popular demand we are holding another Meet and Greet of fans of Oldies radio as we have done ever Fall since 2006. This gathering is organized by Alan Berman, Bruce Slutsky, and Jeff Scheckner. It does not in any way endorse any radio station or program. We hope to have some oldies radio personalities as guests, but can presently not make any promises. We will make further announcements when we have a definite committment.

Please feel free to invite any friends whether or not they are on Facebook. We ask that if you come, have a meal at Ben's since they have allowed us to reserve a private room without money in advance. It is very moderately priced.

On that day Alan Berman will be the happiest man on the face of the earth.  He really wants a big turnout of oldies enthusiasts.  All readers of Bruce's Journal are invited.  Ben's Deli at 209 West 38th Street in Manhattan offers a bright and cheerful environment. The event is from 2 - 4 PM. I am looking forward to my pastrami sandwich.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Bob Dylan will be playing in NYC in November!

I was playing with my iPhone at about 6:45 and accessed Facebook.  There was an announcement that Bob Dylan would be appearing in NYC in November.  There was a link to which said that he will be playing November 22, 23, 24 just before Thanksgiving at a venue called Terminal 5.  it Since Jeopardy was coming on at 7:00, I had to wait until until over to research this theater which was not familar to me.  It turns out that it is at West 56th Street near the Hudson River.  The web site says that the presale starts Tuesday at 10 AM while the regular sale starts Friday at 10 AM.  I sure hope that being on that blasted jury duty doesn't prevent me from getting tickets.
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