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hometown shout-out

enjoyed seeing Steely Dan at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a beautiful venue built at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival. There is a great museum there commemorating Woodstock and the Sixties Era. During his spoken intro to “Hey

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uptown girl (& boy)

thoroughly enjoyed the Billy Joel concert at Madison Square Garden (despite our “nosebleed” seats lol)  I laughed when the Jumbotron screen caught Christie Brinkley in the audience, dancing to “Uptown Girl.” I was reminded of directing a shoot of Christie and

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train-ed eye

really enjoyed seeing Train (& The Fray & Matt Nathanson) in concert at the Jones Beach Theater (the greatest place on earth). During one song, Train lead singer Pat Monahan took selfies for the audience. Working from stage left to stage right, he took

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new 52!

thoroughly enjoyed the B-52s at the Space at Westbury Not only did they sound incredible, their between-songs patter was as non-sensical as ever: Fred changed into a skeleton-design t-shirt for Party Out of Bounds, but tried to make it work

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command performance

The Mrs and I thoroughly enjoyed “Shatner’s World” at the Tilles Center. In this one-man show, the former “Commander James T. Kirk” recounts his life and career, finishing with a performance of a “word-song” from his new album. His “singing” reminded me of his

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some kind of wonderful

enjoyed the book Wonderful Tonight, the autobiography of 60’s model and muse Patty Boyd. Boyd was the wife of George Harrison and then Eric Clapton. She inspired Harrison to write Something, and then Clapton to write Layla, Bell-Bottom Blues, and Wonderful Tonight.

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wishing you a swingin’ yom kippur

enjoyed We’ll Be Here For the Rest of Our Lives, A Swingin’ Showbiz Saga, band leader Paul Shaffer’s memoir, told with plenty of show biz “shtick” (yiddish humor) for example (paraphrased): Paul gets into a serious car accident while on vacation

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