Saturday, December 5, 2015

some are here

Lime, cilantro, Aleppo, jalapeno and garlic.

Summer gone.

Friday, December 4, 2015

spare the rod

Anguish continues in San Bernardino, 
but gun advocates are seeing daylight.

Brian Jeffs and Nathan Nephew, both fathers of daughters, are entrenched in the belief that an armed militia fares better than an unarmed citizenry.

So they wrote Open Carry.

This is real, this is not Onion stuff. 
Bedrock NRA types are reaching down a generation.

“Open Carry attempts to normalize behavior that every other developed country finds abnormal and unsafe,” said Parents Against Gun Violence in a statement. 

The book tells the story of 13-year-old Brenna Strong
 with her Second Amendment issues 
and her gun-totin’ parents, Richard and Bea.

The father’s name in the book is Richard Strong.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

I liked it last year

They put a big tree up on Rockefeller Center again.

deBlasio flipped it on last night.


Say it. 

Zam.. BOH.. nee.

You know you want to.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

tryon but don’t get too attached

Cornelius Kingsley Garrison Billings 1861-1937 was a wealthy industrialist, a noted horseman and a highly eccentric tycoon.  

In 1901 he built a mansion in what is now Fort Tyron Park and moved his family to New York City. It was so famous it had its own postcard. 

The attraction, according to Wikipedia, was “the newly opened and very fashionable Harlem Speedway,” which you can read about here:

Eventually the Billings Mansion fell to fire in 1925, 
but one of the little gatehouses lived on.

I found it!

It’s by the park opening, now used for Fort Tyron Park offices.

But it’s in excellent shape now that it is on the Park Department budget.

The vertical stone foundations still look very strong.

Built right on Manhattan’s highest point, 20 mile river views are routine up the Hudson Valley.

But money can’t buy everything. 

Like you can’t buy this house.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

do it again

yo, the light is great

get my good side.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

reflecting on long legg-ed night trains

Richard Steinheimer, Glendale, CA, 1950

get up in the morning slaving for breads, sir

So that every mouth can be fed. 
Po-o-or me Israelite. 

Before Jamaican Marley, Toots and Tosh there was Israelites singer, Desmond Dekker.

He hit the bigtime in 1968 on Trojan Records with that catchy song, after years of a welding job and regular auditions.

In fact, he became the first patois-singing Jamaican to climb the British charts with a song recorded on the actual island. And he did a whole lot better than that.

"Israelites" was the first native Jamaican recording to ever reach No. 1 on the British music charts, even getting into the U.S. Top 10.

His career continued on for years through touring on that one song.
stiffrecords, 1980
He had lived in UK and did his final concert in Leeds, 2006.
Danielle Millea
Dekker died at home of a heart attack in May of that same year, while preparing to headline a world music festival in Prague.

He was 64.