Category Archives: New yorks

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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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Shut up and Dance by Pearl Harbour and the Explosions 1978 Vs The Dance section of Hart Crane bridge poem circa 1923 or 55 years prior

I thought of Pearl Harbour this morning because I learned she is the sister of the recently deceased gallerist Ed Gilbert. Her biggest song is “Shut Up And Dance”. My smart phone let me play it, somewhat quietly. My wife … Continue reading

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Lions With Wings logo reveal

By Queen Sara Saturday:

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Bruce Springsteen ‘American Skin (41 Shots)’

Jake Clemons nephew of the Big Man: song about Amadou Diallo (who, sadly I confused with Abner Louima who was brutalized but not killed by police)     bw Big ups to Sean Wilentz in Rolling Stone RS 1341 on … Continue reading

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Keith Boykin coverage of Black Lives Matter in NYC

 Keith Boykin has posted numerous short videos taken with his cell phone camera of Black Lives Matter protest activity in New York City near where he lives, his exact neighborhood. Dartmouth alumni magazine circulated today an essay Keith wrote about … Continue reading

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