Category Archives: General Musings

The Big Picture: beer; the world; the universe; beer. That sort of things.

‘A Was a Man, All in All

News coverage on NPR (no TV here in Pepperland) has been grave and respectful on this anniversary of JFK’s assassination. Something about the combination of emerging detail – new eyewitness accounts 40 years in? C’mon, it’s just silly, where have … Continue reading

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The Show’s the Thing

Opening night! I’m butterflies. Hot bath to relax and hydrate the throat, and off we go. The trick is not to think of Michael Jackson (ewww) – who, at last check, hung with the Santa Barbara law for all of … Continue reading

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Grace Notes

May I just say that Jack Grace sends some of the Best. Promotional. Emails. Ever. I love the notices from Dave’s True Story as well – and both Jack G. and Dave’s T.S. are exceptional New York City acts that … Continue reading

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Joey to the World

I was temping at International Flavors and Fragrances in midtown years ago when a secretary poked his head in and asked one of those Magic New York Questions. “Do you want to sublet my apartment?” It was my second day … Continue reading

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We’ll Always Have Paris

Poor Paris Hilton. Moral of story: Do not make a video of yourself having sex unless you are cool with people seeing it. Or at least keep your degausser nearby for swift application. “OK, that was fun, zzzzzzz-app!” But I … Continue reading

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Faith/Off

A propos of “The Good Faith,” the play I’ve been rehearsing: Q: Why don’t The Sopranos like Jehovah’s Witnesses? A: The Sopranos don’t like any witnesses. “The Good Faith” is by Harold Dean James and it opens at La Mama … Continue reading

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From Fundament to Rudiment

Sitting around the house saying “ow” is getting old. Winter is teething on the chaw of the City. Last night our blogging compatriot Dawn Eden of The Dawn Patrol co-co-presided at her monthly tripartite Pop Gear DJ outing, spinning 60′s … Continue reading

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5ive Years in Reverse

Top 5 Halloween costumes over the years (in no particular order): 5. Halloweening in Rome in the Via dei Serpenti, I take an appliance box of some kind, cut and trim it to a tapered point, festoon it with bodacious … Continue reading

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Happy Boo Day to You

These past few years I’ve ridden the Temptress float in the annual Halloween Parade. Same again this time out, so off I go to wrassle up some film, have a quick meeting in Park Slope, and then head down to … Continue reading

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Rodents and Philology

I mentioned to Linus in email that in my earlier ramblings on mice and men I had actually left out one layer, which had put me on the track of musculus: in older French slang, a bulge on the biceps … Continue reading

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