Sunday, November 27, 2005

Thanksgiving Weekend

It seems that I have a Sunday night ritual of listening to BBC2's Sound of the Sixties with Brian Matthew while I add to this blog.  Thursday night, Karen, Lee, and I went to Bens of Bayside for Thanksgiving Dinner.  My mother went with my sister to her husband Keith's family dinner in New Jersey.  On Friday we went to the Harry Potter movie.  These movies are not my cup of tea but Lee said that he enjoyed it.  Saturday morning we went to breakfast at Uncle Bill's Dinner.  It was good to have pancakes and sausages.  In the afternoon we saw the movie Rent at the College Point Multiplex.  It's really nice to have a movie complex within walking distance.  Sunday morning I went with my mother to the unveiling for my Uncle George who died last February at the age of 93.  It was nice to see my cousins on my fathers side of the family.  In the afternoon we went to St. John's University to see the Women's basketball team.  They beat Niagara University 67 to 43.  The quality of college basketball is not the greatest, but at $7 a ticket it is a bargain.  After the game, we went to a Barnes and Nobles Bookstore.  Karen and Lee bought calendars while I bought yet another Bob Dylan book.  I am going to have to write an entry about my 40 years of being a Bob Dylan fan.  Back to work tomorrow. UGH!!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Walk the Line

Lee finally got to see the movie about his beloved Johnny Cash.  While most kids his age ran to see the new Harry Potter movie, Lee was the youngest person in the audience in the theater.  He was thrilled when he heard a short clip of Dylan's Highway 61 Revisted.  In one scence Johnny Cash was in the office of Columbia Records where on the wall was the same photo of Dylan from the Blonde on Blonde album.  The movie ended at 1968 when he proposed to June Carter on stage.  The Man in Black had a very successful career after 1968.  This was not shown in the movie.  Otherwise it was excellent.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Jeopardy DVD

I had a cold today, so I stayed home for most of the day and took it easy.  The Jeopardy DVD arrived in the mail toady from Sony.  I have been a great fan of quiz shows since I watched 21 in the 1950s with my father.  I began to watch Jeopardy in 1964 when Art Fleming was the host.  That version lasted until 1975.  In 1984 a new version with Alex Trebek came on the air.  This DVD featured some of the significant games in the show's history such as the defeat of Ken Jennings on his 75th appearance.  They showed what goes on during the show behind the scenes and had interviews with Ken Jennings, Frank Spangenburg, Eddie Timmanus, and Brad Rutter.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Legend of Zorro

Lee wanted to see Legend of Zorro.  It's nice to have a movie multiplex in the neighborhood.  As far as I was concerned it was nothing to get excited about, but most movies these days are aimed at kids anyway.  Back to work tomorrow.

Friday, November 11, 2005

My son the Johnny Cash Fan

Lee is counting the days until next Friday November 18th, the opening of Walk the Line the bio-pic of the late Johnny Cash.  I don't remember how he became interested in the Man in Black, but he has collected several CDs and DVDs of his.  Today I ordered a Johnny Cash t-shirt for him.  Since he was off from school for Veterans Day Karen took him to the Museum of TV and Radio where he saw highlights of the Country Music Association Awards over the years.

Saturday, November 5, 2005

Mild day in November

It must have been close to 70 today.  We went to Hofstra to see a football game.  Hofstra lost to the University of New Hampshire 29-26.  Most of the games that we've seen this year have been one sided.  When we got home we watched the DVD called Festival which featured performances from the Newport Folk Festival from 1963-66.  There was Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Donovan, Peter Paul and Mary among many others.  I wish I had the money to go to concerts back in the 60s.
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