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I Witness

Looking north-east across the Catskills from atop the Mount Tremper Fire Tower, 9:26am, Saturday July 17....
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Final Thoughts (or, What do we do with the rest of our summer?)

Spain deserved to win Holland deserved to lose Brazil deserved to lose to Holland, too (Since when and why did two of the world’s most talented footballing nations decide to...
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Tuli Kupferberg: The Beat Goes On

Tuli Kupferberg passed away yesterday, July 12, at the ripe old age of 86. Before he teamed up with Ed Sanders and Ken Weaver to form the Fugs, Kupferberg was...
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Greetings From Asbury Park Part 3: The Drink

1)    The Absolut Cocktails at the Beach Bar When we first (re)visited Asbury Park, two years ago, to see James at the Stone Pony, the then newly-opened Beach Bar was...
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Greetings from Asbury Park Part 2: The Food

It says something about the quality of dining on the Asbury Park Boardwalk that we re-visited three different restaurants during our four day stay there, eschewing any number of other...
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Greetings From Asbury Park Part 1: The Family

Families can be tough work, as every child and parent knows – especially during school terms, with all the inevitable early morning tension. That’s why you have to get away...
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All Hopped Up Music and Maps: Chapter 10

This Mix accompanies “Crystals, Angels and Raindrops,” Chapter 10 of my book All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from the Streets of New York 1927-77. Specifically, it covers...
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The Catskill 45s Ride Again

After the success of our 45th birthday party last year, we revived the idea, and the band, for a repeat party this past Saturday, at which we played music exclusively...
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