Category Archives: New yorks

Pop Smoke shot by shot

I counted 140 shots in the three minute video for “Dior” by the late rapper superstar meteoric success story or cautionary tale, Pop Smoke. This song was the first song I added to my Apple stream — I pay $10 … Continue reading

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Tracy Chapman, ‘Baby Can I Hold You’, 1988 and 2020 VS Pop Smoke posthumous New Yorker review, August, 2020

I found a copy of The New Yorker in a free library two blocks from my house and tore out pp 78-79 to read or reread about Pop Smoke. I own a Pop Smoke t-shirt. I bought it on the … Continue reading

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Six five oh livestreams in the 212

Rockwood Music Hall of Manhattan is promoting a set of ticketed livestream concerts, with Molly Tuttle and Vienna Teng. What caught my eye here in Plasty is that they are both Peninsula slash South Bay artists. Molly is from Palo … Continue reading

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Tre Cool, 1994 video VS Ice Weiss, 2020 selfie

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Below the fold (thank G#^)

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Bob Dylan ‘Hurricane’ poster cover or flyer courtesy of Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo and WFMU VS Reggie Jackson ‘IN ACTION’ 1972 Topps baseball card although he is just standing there staring into space

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Win with Ben

Ben said he went to Yale even though the counselors at his high school suggested he try Scanton State. He said that because the coaches either refused or didn’t know how to submit his game films to Ivy recruiters or … Continue reading

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David Foster Wallace on Roger Federer: nearly 14 years ago

Annealed knees  

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COINTELPRO in Palo Alto, fall 1968 legend

Yoshi Kato in PAW and Almanac has the scoop that the Thelonious Monk Palo Alto live concert produced by Danny Scher then a senior at Paly has been shelved, because of an injunction by Verve’s Record’s rivalry with another label. Not … Continue reading

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‘O Sleepless as the river under thee, Vaulting the sea, the prairies’ dreaming sod, Unto us lowliest sometime sweep, descend; And of the curveship lend a myth to God’

We are approaching the centennial of Hart Crane’s epic “Bridge”. Contemporaneous depiction of Brooklyn Bridge, new to me as of Emma Acker’s “Precisionist” show at the DeYoung Museum in 2018: Quirky and superficial but I did correspond with my former … Continue reading

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