Can Vegemite Prevent Alzheimer’s? (fun with lunch)

My good friend Mark Seabrook from Melbourne, Australia is a man of many talents. One of them is being an acclaimed artist. His award-winning work has been on display in many galleries. You can check out his Art Slightly Left of Centre online, and to conjure the chutzpah of Mr. T, “I pity the fool who doesn’t.”

I took Mark’s picture and altered it using Word and IrfanView, then putting the images together as a collage using the online tool befunky.

Did You Pick up Your Dry Cleaning?

“Do you like good music?” is a question that resonates more than 50 years after Sam Cooke, Arthur Conley, and Otis Redding first asked it in 1967. “Yeah, Yeah!”, has always been my unequivocal answer, but like natural resources, it seems rarer and rarer to find these days. So, I must continue my Covid thank you series with a heartfelt Thank You to my friend James Cheney for introducing me to the band Dry Cleaning.

Here’s my Thank You note to Smalls Jazz Club, eh

Smalls Jazz Club livestreams gigs by NYC based jazz artists every day.

Here is my Smalls story, my Thank You note to the jazz club for everything they have done, and everything they continue to do for artists, patrons, and international voyeurs such as myself.

Dick Valentine brought live music back. Better.

Everybody talks about missing sports and live music, but nobody does anything about it. Nobody, that is, except people like Dick Valentine. While artists, audiences, patrons, and even critics haven’t really done much about missing a few of our favorite things, Dick Valentine and his band Electric Six have kept busy in the brave newContinue reading “Dick Valentine brought live music back. Better.”

Painting with John: Review One

Before I begin my review of HBO’s Painting with John, let me set the table, as it were. In the weird world of entertainment, a triple threat is someone who can act, sing, and dance. Judy Garland is said to be the ultimate example of the rare and precious talent. On the other hand, someContinue reading “Painting with John: Review One”

According to Rogers CEO, someone who gives you money is a “consumer”.

When it comes to The Media Monopoly, Ben Bagdikian literally wrote the book on the subject back in 1983, and since then media ownership has continued to be controlled by fewer and fewer players. Fewer owners mean fewer choices, fewer jobs, fewer voices being heard, and fewer checks and balances in terms of what companiesContinue reading “According to Rogers CEO, someone who gives you money is a “consumer”.”