Check out my NEW new tee-shirt!

March 20, 2016

RH feels the Bern

 

It’s been almost eight years since this one, from October 1st, 2008.

 




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Check out Frank Zappa in Pictures!

December 1, 2015

FZ biz card

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Check out some of my days in Public- and Media-Relations!

November 1, 2015

Cynthia Kirk (is going through old papers, and) just sent me this (that I will recycle, too).

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Check out some of my business cards when I was at Salomon!

October 1, 2015

Starting at One New York Plaza (in 1986), then to 55 Water Street, then to Two New York Plaza, all in a row, downtown, on the water near South Ferry.

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See the building address, here?! We moved the world headquarters (somewhat) uptown. (Over many weekends!)

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Years later that building came crumbling down. (Nobody I know was hurt. [I did lose one (ex-Solly) friend, who was at Cantor FitzGerald (at the top of one of the twin towers) in 2001.]) And it has been rebuilt.

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Check out (my friend) Ed Palermo!

August 6, 2015

And the Ed Palermo Big Band.

The [semi-]short (back) story is: Walking in NYC’s “The Village” one time, looking for something to do. Saw a sign, at the Red Lion, for a musical double-bill: Project/Object [the repertoire of Frank Zappa] [and please see my other posts, about him (and about books about him), on this blog, including this one] and Mahavishnu Project [the book of… you guessed which Orchestra.] I took a gamble and walked in. Both bands blew me away. I signed onto the e-mail list for P/O. Then, on a subsequent tour, they asked for volunteers for “local crews.” Help the band load in & out and get free admission & beer! I wrote a long letter about all my skills & attributes and care while handling other people’s expensive/delicate equipment. The leader, Andre Cholmondeley, chose me and I met him at Maxwell’s in Hoboken one (fateful) afternoon before their gig. Fun!

The next year I volunteered, for them, at BB Kings. The next year I volunteered at Mexicali Rose. The next year I volunteered at Iridium. Etc. I’ve lost count. But have made a good friend in Andre (a killer guitarist [as was FZ, not everybody realizes]). (The rest of the players have rotated.) [And met both Ike Willis and Ray White, from some of FZ’s best lineups!]

And I met Katie Jacoby, electric violinist [did you love Jean Luc Ponty’s time with FZ?!] one time at BB King’s. We now think, the first time I met Ed Palermo–the hero of this current story–and, when he first met her, too. Of course, we both were enamored of Katie. I photographed her (and everyone/all evening, of course). Ed invited her to sit in with his group. Now she’s (a regular) in his band.

Oh, so, one time, hanging out with Ed in some NYC venue, after meeting at least several times, we realized that we both live in the same town in northern NJ!

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The current recording. One disc of Ed’s music; one disc of his arrangements of Frank’s music. [Click to go to amazon.com]


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Bike Ride on the Dutchess Rail-Trail

July 21, 2015

I (arose at 7:00 to leave home at 8:00, and) drove up to and over the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, to get to the rendezvous point (in Hopewell Junction, NY), (at 9:45) for the meetup.com excursion (at 10:00).

We (six NJ people) all biked the 13 miles up to, and then (1.28 miles) over the Walkway Over The Hudson…

{click on the graphic, to see the whole pictorial/story}

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Check out Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen!

June 1, 2015

What I posted on Facebook:

This place is OK… if you like GORgeous! — at Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen [in Morristown, NJ.]

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Such a sunlit dining room!

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Thinking of Karen Schloss + Frank Diaz and Melody Kettle!

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