Thursday, December 26, 2013

Boxing Day for Me

It was a pretty active day for me since I am off from work until January 2. Karen and I went to the bank to move money from one account to another.  It is a shame that the interest rates are so low these days.  The rate for our savings account is only 0.2%.  We set up a 5 year CD with some money for 1.5% interest which is still very low, but it is the safest investment possible.

When I went home I did some reading and viewing of Bob Dylan's Never Ending Tour.  I read a few chapters of this book was on my Kindle:

Muir, A. (2013). One more night: Bob Dylan's never ending tour. S.l.: Createspace

I also went into my library of DVDs and dug out the following:

Watson, W., Dylan, B., Garnier, T., Jackson, J., Baxter, B., Gilbert, J., Rivera, S., ... MVD Visual (Firm). (2009). Bob Dylan never ending tour diaries: Drummer Winston Watson's incredible journey. Oaks, Pa.?: MVDvisual

After that I watched Who Wants to be a Millionaire with Cedric the Entertainer.

From there I drove out to Douglaston and walked around Little Neck Bay.  We ate dinner at Ben's Deli in Bayside.

On and off throughout the day I listened to Rewound Radio featuring the top 77 as voted by the listeners.  I am not a "survey guy" as I believe that if I like a recording, I don't care what number it is.  I commend Tom Natoli, Mike Riccio, Frank Thomas, Allan Sniffen, and Bob Radil ( I apologize if I omitted anybody) for all the hard work they put into this programming.  I am especially impressed by the anecdotes about each of the songs that made the survey.  I was please to see that Like a Rolling Stone was voted #15.  The important thing was that this was an honest compilation of the actual votes. Many commercial radio stations do surveys, but the results are obviously "fudged" so that songs consistant with the stations format make the survey.

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