Kickin It Old School 02

Kickin’ It Old School

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Sometimes it’s difficult to comprehend the magnitude of time. Put simply—time’s a fatherfucker! And he’s sure having his way with me! Boom! I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I started back to college—the second time aound—Spring session of 1978 at the CW Post campus of Long Island University, at the tender age ot twenty-one. Twenty one??!! WTF!!!??? How can that be? I’m hearing the voice of Vin Scelsa, warm, low, and bassy, pumping musical goodness into my brain. Making me…Continue Reading “Kickin’ It Old School”

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joMusic: Hoover Hootenanny 5 – The Last Hoot

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Did I dream it? Did it really happen? Already? Yes, The Hoover Hootenanny 5 – The Last Hoot has come & gone! Sadly, all good things DO come to an end. Harumph! Though it has come and gone, it certainly was one to remember! I’ve been in attendance for all five of the Hoover Hootenannies and this was certainly the earliest. June 21st was a brilliantly sunny and not too warm Saturday. By the 5:00 PM start time, the temp cooled down even more, to the point…Continue Reading “joMusic: Hoover Hootenanny 5 – The Last Hoot”

The Rise And Fall Of The Clash Australian Blu-ray

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I’ve been waiting for this moment—for nearly five years. Wasn’t sure it would ever happen—the Australian release of The Rise And Fall Of The Clash Blu-ray DVD! But it certainly did! Now some of you might wonder why I even cared about the Aussie release of this Danny Garcia documentary. I found out not too long ago, my photo of Joe Strummer backstage at Bonds is the front cover of the Australian release! Amazing! For some reason they chose a different cover from the US…Continue Reading “The Rise And Fall Of The Clash Australian Blu-ray”

A Day @ The Beach With The Hoovers

A Day @ The Beach With The Hoovers

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@ 1st Ave beach with the Hoover Nation. There’s a terrible rap band sound checking on the Pony outdoor stage. With any luck they’ll get the f*uck off soon! home

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The Rise And Fall Of The Clash @ CBGB Film Festival

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Thursday, July 5, 2012: It was a beautiful summer day. I hopped the train from Asbury Park and was at Penn Station in about an hour and a half. Was supposed to have a few friends in tow … but that didn’t quite gel. But that’s okay. I was undeterred and quite determined to see the New York premier of Danny Garcia’s documentary The Rise And Fall Of The Clash at the CBGB Film Festival. I had purchased four tickets ahead of time to be certain I was…Continue Reading “The Rise And Fall Of The Clash @ CBGB Film Festival”

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Hoover Hootenanny III : Hoovstock

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They say the third time’s a charm. In the case of Hoover Hootenanny III : Hoovstock, they would most certainly be right! I’ve been in attendance to all three and this one by far is the one to beat. It could be that the Hoover Nation—Geoff and Tatiana Hoover, their three boys, Indy, Duke and Texas, as well as Marian Porges—is getting this thing down. Like a well oiled machine this one just churned out tons of  fun, food, old and new friends and plenty of entertainment. As soon as one…Continue Reading “Hoover Hootenanny III : Hoovstock”

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Hoover Hootenanny II : Hooverpalooza

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And so another year has come and gone. Okay. Not talking calendar year here. A Hoover Hootenanny / Hooverpalooza year. Seems like only a few months ago I posted about the original Hoover Hootenanny, though the blessed event occurred nearly a year ago in August of 2010. Dave Jason, a communications professor at CW Post (back in 1978) would always tell his students, “better never than late”. Sorry Dave! I couldn’t go to another Hoover Hootenanny / Hooverpalooza and not post about the previous one….Continue Reading “Hoover Hootenanny II : Hooverpalooza”

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Bruce Springsteen @ Prudential Center Newark NJ 5.2.2012

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Update: I added a link at the bottom of the page to download the entire show as mp3 audio. And the faithful gathered that night, on the mount of the about to be christened mega-church—The Prudential Center. This was a night of firsts. Bruce Springsteen never played the Prudential Center before. But it was a mighty arena. And christened it was. It was my first time in the city of Newark, and I lived my first thirty-eight years in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area. I…Continue Reading “Bruce Springsteen @ Prudential Center Newark NJ 5.2.2012”

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The Hoover Hootenanny 2010

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It took place in a matter of hours. Six to be exact. But each second of this event was a joy to be part of. So much planning. So much work and so much love went into the event, and it went off without a hitch. Okay maybe one visit from the Asbury Park Police … but that was to be expected towards the end of the night. But even that didn’t put a damper on the fun that was had, and the joy that…Continue Reading “The Hoover Hootenanny 2010”

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The 3 Musketeers – Asbury Park, NJ 2010 – The Story Continues

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Should I stay … or should I go. It was the question I asked before the fateful trip. The Asbury excursion. The one to reunite the three. In my heart I was waiting for this moment. I couldn’t be in attendance last year. But this year I WANTED to be there. I hadn’t seen any of them since the mid-nineteen-eighties. For argument’s sake and our love of round numbers I’ll call it twenty-five. Had it been that long? Maybe. Maybe more. Even our collective (failing)…Continue Reading “The 3 Musketeers – Asbury Park, NJ 2010 – The Story Continues”