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Easy Rider Live Radio City Music Hall

“Easy Rider Live” At Radio City Honors The Film’s 50th Anniversary

Excellent night last night at Radio City Music Hall!! Celebrating Peter Fonda and the movie’s 50 years, “Easy Rider” was shown with Steppenwolf singer John Kay and The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn performing the soundtrack LIVE! They were terrific. Great vibe. Great finale, too. “Easy Rider’s” iconic soundtrack includes Steppenwolf classics like “The Pusher” and “Born to Be Wild,” as well…

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Men Of The Woods in Amsterdam Pt.1 – Celebrating 41 Years of Friendship

Introduction: The Backstory In early 1978, as I was finishing up my freshman year of college at New York University (NYU), I realized that this wasn’t the collegiate experience that I was expecting or hoping for.  I was still living at home, riding the subway into the city for my classes, and then coming back home to Brooklyn to try…

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"The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone" by Olivia Laing

Quick Book Review: “The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone” by Olivia Laing

A really fabulous book about the loneliness you can feel when you live in New York City.  The book is a very insightful meditation on being alone, with the author discussing New York artists whose work reflects that loneliness.  There are great sections on these artists, most of whom I was familiar with (Warhol, Hopper, Basquiat, Klaus Nomi) and some…

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"After the Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood of the ’69 Mets" by Art Shamsky and Erik Sherman

Quick Book Review: “After the Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood of the ’69 Mets” by Art Shamsky and Erik Sherman

Although I was only 9 years old in 1969, I was a rabid Mets fan, and the magic of that incredible season has stayed with me for the last 50 years.  I’ve read many books and articles about that season, but this one is especially good, as it is written by former team member Art Shamsky, the right fielder. He…

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