Sunday, August 31, 2014

August 31, 2014

My son at Lake Titicaca, 3800 meters above sea level.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

August 30, 2014

Time for Labor Day Weekend outlet trip.

Friday, August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014

Staten Island Pizza tour continues: Lee's Tavern, 60 Hancock St., Staten Island. No name on the front. Classic old-school bar and the Pizza is different. Thin crust, excellent sauce and quite tasty. Sam Adams Octoberfest and they said keep the glass. Great place. Cash only.

Monday, August 25, 2014

August 25, 2014

"I desire to go to Hell and not to Heaven. In the former I shall enjoy the company of popes, kings and princes, while in the latter are only beggars, monks and apostles."
Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli

Saturday, August 23, 2014

August 23, 2014

Blues and BBQ at Pier 84 today. BBQ by Dinosaur, Mighty Quinn's and Delaney. Pretty impressive lineup. Featuring Modelo Beer.

Green Hairy Balls at $7 a bunch, what a deal !

The Slide Brothers put on a nice show.

Pier 44 is next to the Intrepid Museum.

Lines were ok when I arrived, they were ridiculous when I left. Had an outstanding Brisket from Mighty Quinn's washed down with a Negra Modelo.

Crowd in Peru.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

August 16, 2014

Ok, ordered the 40th Anniversary six CD set.

I am cooking with Gas, found this iconic picture. I know the woman with the broom.

Summer Streets finishes today. I went to the tunnel with ocean noises. Not that great but the walk around Grand Central Station was great.

Crazy in that I was looking for this wine and I stumbled upon it in a place nearby.

Friday, August 15, 2014

August 15, 2014

45th Anniversary starts today. Will pick up the Director's cut DVD that was put out for the 40th and watch it this weekend.My I-Pod is playing songs from the CD, crazy with the announcements interspersed.

From my recent visit to the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts,and the original site. Interesting that this year the dates match the Festival schedule: Friday the 15th, 1969 being the first day. Wild year that 1969: Man on the Moon, Mets World Series and the start of College for me.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

August 14, 2014

45th Anniversary of Woodstock this weekend. I'm ready: above T-Shirt and a playlist on my I-Pod.

I Had A Dream John Sebastian
Going Up The Country Canned Heat
Rock & Soul Country Joe & The Fish
Coming Into Los Angeles Arlo Guthrie
I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag Country Joe & The Fish
Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man Joan Baez
Joe Hill Joan Baez
Suite To Judy Blue Eyes Crosby, Stills & Nash
Sea Of Madness Crosby, Stills & Nash
Wooden Ships Crosby, Stills & Nash
With A Little Help From My Friends Joe Cocker
Volunteers Jefferson Airplane
Rainbows All Over Your Blues John Sebastian
Star Spangled Banner / Purple Haze Jimi Hendrix
I'm Going Home Ten Years After

Sunday, August 10, 2014

August 10, 2014

SuperMoon tonight.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

August 9, 2014

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts was interesting but a short film about the music and the artists was the best part of it.

Road Trip. Went to an old Swimming Hole.

An old Fishing Hole deep in the back woods.

Wild Blueberries, tart and delicious.

James Brown - Full T.A.M.I Show Performance, 1964 , featured in a New Yorker piece.

Summer Streets very crowded. Nicer day.

Peaches in the Sun.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

August 2, 2014

I received e-mails and correspondence from Time Warnertelling me that I should replace my modem for a new faster internet speed at no extra cost. Speed going from 35 mps to 300. Ok, installed the new modem after it was shipped to me. No new speed and now the phone doesn't work. I call tech services, can't help, they say get another modem. That I do, same problem. They then send a technician to my home. He informs me that my neighborhood isn't properly wired yet for the new system. May take a month, maybe sooner.

Yikes ! I wouldn't have bothered and now I have no phone and I also had to change printer and Netflix WiFi settings. I called Time Warner to complain. They gave me a $50 phone credit. Will call again after a while. I still have my cell phone and that is what most people I know call me on, but the home phone wakes me up when I get late night calls, which I sometimes get for work-related matters. The only upside was my billing was changed to add two more channels, Showtime and The Movie Channel, with a reduction of $54 a month in my bill.

Good and bad together but ultimately annoying since I pay a lot for the service.

Today and the next two Saturdays are Summer Streets.

The Whole Foods Picnic had long lines but lots of free stuff.

Christ of the Andes on the top; not the original, but the one on the Argentine / Chile border has this inscription in Spanish: "Sooner shall these mountains crumble into dust than Argentines and Chileans break the peace sworn at the feet of Christ the Redeemer."