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My Baby Grand – Ray Charles

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Back in summer recreation 1964 I remember seeing the Mets play the Pirates, visiting the stadium by school bus. I remember sitting out along the first baseline for a “pitchers game” of 2-1. I was just thinking of the WNYC show interviewing a Bush family historian, who remarked the President’s grandfather, the Connecticut US Senator, made a money building it, instrumental in its construction. The Bush family still lives in the Greenwich, Connecticut area, Senior Bush’s brother attends the YMCA there, and the family often holds fund raisers there once the “NYC media corridor” which sociologists once told us stretches from about NY border up the Connecticut coast. Of course then there were no state income taxes in CT just many $0.25 toll booths up the US 95.

“Billy Joel was born on May 9, 1949, in the Bronx. He displayed an early aptitude on the piano and began taking lessons at four.” I have a cassette tape from his metal electric band I got in the drugstore CVS’ competitor, Rite Aid. “Billy Joel with Attila” title “Revenge Is Sweet” Digitally Remastered, Made in Holland. I thought you might be interested in the song titles just for the hell of it. I saw in the paper he got a Royal Enfield motorcycle, new, they’re still making them! Not too shabby either. The only person I knew rode one also had a “Baby Grand” in his house in Rocky Point, NY.

Side A… Side B
California Flash… Rollin’ Home
Wonder Woman …Tear This Castle Down
Revenge Is Sweet… Holy Moses
Amplifier Fire: Pt.1 Godzilla Pt.2 – March of the Huns…Brain Invasion

Courtesy of Creative Sounds, Inc…………………………………. Stop Drugs!

Not much more on it, a portrait, a golden Flying X guitar with some odd gold block writing might be Arabic over the number 1210. Bar code 0 16726-1210-4 2.

Bob Dylan was at the Band shell in Prospect Park, Brooklyn tonight. My cousin lives near there with a Lebanese-American who used to work on the Stock Exchange floor. Prospect Park, before the park, was where they moved the Quaker Cemetery on Houston and Bowery to, on the “Coney Island Road” that became Prospect Park with additional land added. Still, I would say Quakerism is a very important part of NYC, its history, its business and its religious freedom. I worked around the corner from their school on Stuyvesant Square at 16th St. and 3rd Ave. in archaeology. A statue of Anton Dvorak has since been moved to the park, found forgotten on a roof, nearby the park was the building where he composed the “New World Symphony” which lost the “good fight” (“Fight the Good Fight” is on the St. George church on the park square across 17th street from it) and it was torn down for what was then considered to be constructed an “Aids hospice”. The park first had a statue of Peter Stuyvesant, the property was donated by the Stuyvesant family where the Dutch mayor’s original “bouwerie” or farm was in part.

Wikipedia has the track listing “Wonder Woman” first “California Flash” second, perhaps as it was when the 1970 recording was reissued by CBS in 1985?

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Written by georgejmyersjr

08/17/2008 at 1:39 pm

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