Category Archives: music

Marji, Allan Ginsberg and Me

Marji & Me @ the Museum Back in college, Marji’s dorm room was decorated with the sensuous posters of Maxfield Parrish. How do I remember that? Posters were important statements of who we were in those days. I had a … Continue reading

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What do George W. Bush and I have in common? Not much except that we both had surgery on the same day, mine however, was of the elective kind. My distance vision has been failing for a while now, so cataract … Continue reading

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Sighway 61

March 4 – what would have beeen my brother Cliff’s 61st birthday: If He Had Lived If he had lived, where would he be today? Would he have become Cliff Grisham, superstar singer/songwriter waltzing comfortably amongst the glitterati? Or, God … Continue reading

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Brooklyn, Brooklyn, Take Me In

The title is from the refrain in “I And Love And You” by the Avett Brothers. Driving down Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn today, my childhood came rushing back to me. As a kid, we made frequent trips to Brooklyn from … Continue reading

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47 Years Ago Today

I know that 50 years ago today I was wearing my JFK campaign button with our newly inaugurated 43rd president’s picture on it amid the red, white and blue. How could I forget his inauguration – and I haven’t. But do you know … Continue reading

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Bruce’s ‘Basement Tapes?’

Wow! It’s the E Street band again – this time with archival cuts.  With a Best Buy gift card lying around for over a year itching to be redeemed, I finally purchased “The Promise,” Bruce’s Lost Sessions: Darkness on the Edge of Town. The … Continue reading

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I’ve Got “Come Fly Away” Under My Skin

Calling all Sinatra fans: Find your way over to the Marquis Theater. Twyla Tharp’s paean to Ol’ Blue Eyes won me over and I can’t say I’ve ever been a Sinatra fan. His voice has been removed from all previously recorded … Continue reading

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