Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mad Men On Sesame Street

Bill Safire

Bill Safire died last week.

Although we rarely agreed on politics, I always read him, because he was smart, principled and, more often than not, right.

Maureen Dowd remembers her friendship with Bill Safire as a colleague at The New York Times.

He will be missed.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Only In Boston

Scott Zolak, a Boston radio sports host, was on an elevator at Gillette Stadium last Sunday , talking with a bunch of Patriots fans before the game.

I'll let Scott tell the rest of the story:

“Gisele Bundchen gets on, and her hair’s a little damp, because it’s raining out. The guys in the elevator don’t even give her a second look, they just kept talking to me,” Zolak laughed. “And I’m thinking to myself, ‘Only in Boston could a $34 million-a-year supermodel get on an elevator full of sports fans and they don’t give her the time of day!’”

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Barbra Streisand

Knowing the Village Vanguard pretty well, I could imagine what Barbra Streisand's one-night-only performance, before only 123 people, must have been like, and what it felt like to be there.

UPDATE: "Here's To Life" - live performance from the Vanguard!

I look forward to "Love Is The Answer," her new album, which was produced by Diana Krall, and being able to see the Village Vanguard performance when it is released on DVD.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I will not miss this one on the big screen.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Beatles Rock Band

Fall Is In The Air

Time to get back into college football, and to verify that neither the Penn State mascot nor the USC cheerleaders have changed their uniforms in at least forty years. (Click on the images for more detail.)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Elizabeth Taylor - The Last Hollywood Star

Elizabeth Taylor, 77, made a rare public appearance at Michael Jackson's burial yesterday.

Seeing her for the first time in a long time reminded me that she is really the last of the classic Hollywood stars.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Lost Girls

Following up on Lost Boys

Why Cats Paint

Seriously. It's a book (click the second image for more details).

Tuesday, September 1, 2009