Saturday, August 31, 2013

I wait a year for this

Thursday, August 29, 2013

ain't too proud to beg

They say charity begins at home and in New York that’s certainly true.

The UpperEastSide ranks #1 in highest median contributions across the country. 

Rich folks just give a lot more.

Statewide we’re only #17 in “giving rate”, 
at 4.6% of discretionary income.

But here’s a surprise,
in the Bronx we’re significantly more generous.

Out of 3,115 counties nationwide,
the Bronx ranks 120, in the top 4%.

And our giving rate is 10.8%,
more than twice the national average.

Who gives the most? 
The Mormon’s in Utah. Thank you Mitt Romney.

Who gives the least?

Our parsimonious New England neighbors round out the bottom six, where independence and self sufficiency are more highly regarded.

Ain’t to proud to plead, baby baby.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

my heart needs protection, and so do I

Hard rocker Neil Young of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young fame is a songwriter as well as a famously driven performer, but he also has a soft, romantic side exemplified on his “Harvest Moon” album from 1992.

But many don’t realize he’s also the composer of a well-loved song from the late 1970‘s called “Lotta Love” recorded by his back-up singer girlfriend at the time, Nicolette Larson. She sang behind him on Harvest Moon, too.


It was a radio-smash-hit playing everywhere and it reached #1 on the BillBoard Easy Listening chart.

Folk-rock was the era of Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell and Maria Muldaur, but Nicolette Larson certainly left her mark. She passed away at only 45 in 1997 from cerebral edema.

This wonderful song from ‘78, lives on.

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