Monthly Archives: September 2012

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD David Attenborough

Every day I feel blessed to be alive. To see the wonder of this world, please go to the following URL and watch David Attenborough speaking to the music of WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD. http://www.youtube.com/embed/auSo1MyWf8g?rel=0

Oak Beach Inn

In the 80s I would get on my Yamaha XS 650CC and drive out of Manhattan to Jones Beach. I’d avoid the gathering of sun-worshippers at the East Bathhouse and rode past the sand dunes bordering Ocean Parkway past West Gilgo and Cedar Beach to the Oak Beach Inn located across the inlet from the [...]

You Bet I Would – Blondie @ Coney Island

Annals of Drinking / A Few Too Many

My landlord subscribes to the New Yorker. I read the magazine from time to time. Never all of it, but I cherrypick the articles and several years ago I was drawn to Joan Accocela’s THE ANNALS OF DRINKING / A Few Too Many, which was probably the best-written piece to be published in that esteemed [...]

Atheism – Kingsley Amis

“Yevgeny Yevtushenko: ‘You atheist?’ “Kingsley Amis: ‘Well, yes, but it’s more that I hate him.” ― Kingsley Amis Foto for gratuitous titillation by Ali Formenti