Monthly Archives: August 2015

Viva Carlos Santana

I just heard that The Alabama Shakes are going to be playing at the Forest Hills Stadium. It made me sad to think that they are playing such a potentially great venue that ‘sucks and blows at the same time’ … Continue reading

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The Lions, The Churchills & some Chocolate

I have lived in Israel for 14 years (1961-1975.) Still have some ties to that country. Enough introductions – let me get to the actual subject: Israeli pop/rock music & me. The sixties (that’s when I got there at the … Continue reading

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The Wolf of Wall Street

A few of my friends as well as some acquaintances have recommended this movie to me. I am usually quite reluctant to accept advice about anything from anyone, especially when it involves huge blockbusters. Eventually, I broke down and watched … Continue reading

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Danny Ben-Israel

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njOC9qVJu7g&w=300&h=183] Danny Ben Israel had a couple of hits with The Northern Command Troupe (among the IDF draftees, some of those with any talent got assigned to one of the many entertainment units.) After getting discharged, he attended the … Continue reading

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Mr. Llime’s It’s My Life-Don’t Fear the Reaper Mashup

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l8B9zzn_FI&w=300&h=183] This is where I get to cut Mr. Llime down a notch or two. I do have to admit that mashing It’s My Life by Bon Jovi with Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult is actually … Continue reading

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Pain & Gain

Weird! I would have never pictured Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson portraying two stone cold killers who chopped up their victims and torched the parts. The movie, based on a true story is highly disturbing and the only reason that … Continue reading

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Taylor Mac at Celebrate Brooklyn

I caught Taylor Mac at Celebrate Brooklyn this past Saturday (8/1) Amazing! His ’20th Century Abridged’ takes on music from the 20th century and puts his own spin on it. The songs range from Irving Berlin’s : ‘All Alone’ through … Continue reading

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFsCuj_dVsY&w=300&h=183] Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP for you all) were a great supergoup that got together in 1970. Most people had no idea what hit them, but they liked it a lot. I used that as a secret trivia … Continue reading

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First Utterence by Comus

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzKgnX53H9I&w=300&h=183] First Utterance by Comus came out in 1971 and it hit me like a ton of bricks. At the time I was living in Israel and I could not get a copy of the LP. It was not … Continue reading

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Matilda

OK, so Matilda (the movie) has been around for almost 20 years. So what! I love that movie. Just like most of Roald Dahl’s other stories, it is empowering young children and pointing out the folly of adults. Those adults … Continue reading

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