Monday, October 18, 2021

Tribute to Dan Ingram - Podcast from WABC Radio

 



My radio friends who read my journal will enjoy this recording.  I thank Mary Ellen Brown for bringing this to my attention.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Merrimack College 43 LIU Post Sharks 5

 


I did a search in Bruce's Journal and found out the last time we went to an LIU Football Game was in November 2017 when LIU Post defeated Merrimack College 49-7.  Four years later things changed as the LIU Post Pioneers were rebranded as the LIU Sharks.  The result of that game was reversed today as Merrimack won 43-5.  There was an enthusiastic crowd on Homecoming Weekend, but the home team fell to an 0-5 record.

The only highlight for the Sharks came in the second quarter as they blocked a point after touchdown and ran it back to the end zone. It was scored as a safety.  Thus, the 5 points were gained by a field goal and a safety.


Friday, October 15, 2021

The Beatles are at it again - A Remastered Version of Let it Be is Released Today

 


Let it Be was the last album the Beatles released as a group in Spring 1970.  As they did with other albums at or near their 50th anniversary a newly remastered version is released.  Giles Martin, son of legendary producer George Martin, did the remastering.  This re-release is available in a variety of sizes and formats.  I resisted the temptation of buying the super deluxe version with 5 CDs at $118.  I compromised and bought the 2 CD version for about $20.  The second CD includes outtakes and alternative versions.

I guess the bottom line, literally, is that there are big bucks for everyone including the record company, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and the estates of John Lennon and George Harrison.



Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Remembering Angelo Perna Professor of Chemical Engineering at NJIT

 


Professor Angelo Perna was a good friend to me during my 25 years at NJIT.  Sadly, he passed away at age 88 in July 2020.  There was a virtual celebration of life for him held in December 2020.  I just found out about it a few days ago.  I'd like to share it with my readers.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Bob Dylan's Series of Dreams

 


Last night I had a crazy dream that I was teaching a class about Bob Dylan and apologizing to the students that I have degrees in chemistry, not literature or music.  There are several Bob Dylan songs that consider dreams:

They were my own dreams and they’re only in my head

Well, now time passed and now it seems
Everybody’s having them dreams
Everybody sees themselves
Walkin’ around with no one else

“I’ll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours”

Thankfully, I forgot most of my dreams when I wake up in the morning.  They rarely make sense.


Saturday, October 9, 2021

Random Thoughts of the Day

 


Today, I went to a major department store looking for long-sleeve shirts.  Why were there so many short-sleeve shirts on the shelves?  I thought department stores work one season ahead.  I thought I'd buy clothes from a brick-and-mortar store for a change.  I did buy three shirts.

Matt Amodio is on schedule to break Ken Jennings' record of 74 victories in about 5 weeks.  Wouldn't it be ironic if Ken Jennings was the host when Matt tied or broke his record?

Why do I have dreams about going back to work at previous employers?  Is my subconscious trying to play tricks on me?

Friday, October 8, 2021

Preliminary Announcement of the Oldies Zoom Meet and Greet - Saturday November 13 2 PM - Careers as an Oldies Radio Personality - The Long and Winding Road

 


Keith Allen Verdi and Don Tandler will be our guest speakers discussing how their careers as oldies radio personalities developed.  We are more likely to be aware of the career paths of well-known DJs including Cousin Brucie, the late Dan Ingram, and the late Harry Harrison among others.  Keith is best known for his time at B-103 on Long Island while Don worked at NJ-101.5 and Pop Gold Radio. Both of them worked at other radio stations and experienced successes and setbacks.  They will be pleased to answer questions.

It will take place on Saturday, November 13 at 2 PM.  More information including the Login information will be sent later.  I thank Bill Dillane for allowing Jeff Scheckner and me for using his Zoom account for this meeting.

Hopefully, we will meet in person in the near future.

 
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