Adventures of an Analog Man in the Digital Universe, with a little help from my friends and relations.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Keith Don't Go, Falling From Trees

"Keith Don't Go" Falling from a Tree:

1-If I Fell-Beatles

2-I've Just Seen a Face-Beatles

3-Before They Make Me Run-Stones

4-Apeman-The Kinks

5-The Grateful Dead Song, with the line: "ashes to ashes, all fall down." Ira,
Tough one as well. The song is called Throwing Stones.

1. The Fall (British Band)
2. I'm Never Gonna Fall In Love Again - Tom Jones
3. I''ll Never Fall In Love Again - Dionne Warwick
4. Fall On Me - R.E.M.
5. Ju Ju Man - Dave Edmunds

Saturday, April 29, 2006

You're A Winner Charlie Brownonkinsense

Hi Ira,

Sorry to hear this if it was something you really wanted to try. However, it probably means that something better is on the horizon.

Keep plugging away and it will all work out.



I'm so sorry to hear that you didn't get the job. Don't worry, maybe it wasn't meant to be. Something better will come along. Really, that's the way you have to look at it.
I'm in town till Saturday, then I'm away till May 11th. Call me if you want to talk.

well, sorry the offer didnt come, but glad you're staying with us here in new york city!

talk to ya soon

I'm sorry it's "No soap, Radio" but glad to still have you in that "New York State Of Mind".

I am dissappointed for you...but in a selfish way I'm glad you are still a fellow New Yorker.

Hey, Ira,
Stay positive. You will find the right thing for you in the coming days.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006


Ya, Ya, know, I, I, just got to get this one, Ta, Ta, Tape Ch, Ch, Changer, News Analyst, no medical benefits, six to midnight, three nights a week and all day and night, Saturday.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Only in New York

Green Apple Home
New York, NY — Over 30 of New York's premiere music venues are coming together to host the inaugural Green Apple Music & Arts Festival, the biggest Earth Day celebration in the United States, to he held throughout New York City April 20th to April 23rd. Produced by Peter Shapiro and Relix Magazine, The Green Apple Music & Arts Festival will happen in conjunction with Earth Day New York, a nonprofit organization. Please join us for an amazing week of music, film, education, environmental activities and fun!
Earth Fair Lineup AnnouncedFree show to take place outside of Grand Central Terminal on Vanderbilt Ave.
Friday, April 21:
5pm: Mickey Hart with the Mutaytor and Baaba Maal

Can't Spell Nonkinsense without N-O

Dear Ira: Thank you for your interest in Nielseen Media Research and for contacting us about our Field Representative position. A normally difficult selection process was made even more complicated by an impressive number of applicants. We have hired those individuals whom we feel are best suited for our unique operation. Therefore, we are unable to offer you employment at this time. We appreciate your interest in our company and wish you the best in your future career.

Thank you for your note. We were still up in the air until early this morning. We were able to fill the job opening with a local candidate today.
While our visit with you went well and we thank you for taking the time to come talk to us we feel this is the best approach for WXXX right now. Good luck with your future endeavors


Sunday, April 16, 2006

I know we did this last year but I'm "resurrecting" (sorry) a Top Five anyway:

1. Easter Parade (Movie and Song) - Fred Astaire and Judy Garland
2. Roll Away The Stone - Mott The Hoople
3. The Messiah - Handel
4. Resurrection Shuffle - Ashton, Gardner & Dyke
5. When The Music's Over - Doors ("Cancel my subscription to the resurrection..")

The List (from 2005) :1-The Rising-Bruce 2-Easter Parade-Astaire and Garland 3- In The Garden-Dylan 4-Jesus Christ-Woody Guthrie 5-Full Force Gale-Van the Man 6-Calvary Cross-Richard Thompson 7-If I give My Soul-Billy Joe Shaver 8-Give Me a Ride to Heaven-The Flatlanders ( I am also just now reminded of Tryin to Get to Heaven before they close the door -Dylan ) 9-Roll Away the Stone - Nick Lowe(so claims George) 10-Working on a Building-CCR 11-Roll Away the Stone-Mott the Hoople 12- Roll Away the Stone-Leon Russell 13-Anything From the Rock Opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" 13-The Ballad of John and Yoko-Beatles 14-Always Look on The Bright Side of Life - Eric Idle (Crucifixation Scene from "Life of Brian,")

Saturday, April 15, 2006

The taxman's taken all my dough And left me in my stately home.


Once upon a time, I had a little money. Government burglars took it long before I could mail it to you. Still, you are the only one. Now I can't let it slip away.

Don't ask me what I want it for If you don't want to pay some more


Tax the rich Feed the poor
Till there ain't no Rich no more.


Your mother who neglected you
Owes a million dollar tax.
And your father's still perfecting ways
Of making ceiling wax.

On my Mom's 86th Birthday, during Passover, the only song that comes to mind is David Bromberg's/George Harrison's The Holdup (Tax time is coming give alms to the poor or I'll put a bullet right through your best liver, wealth is disease and I am the cure..). Once again brilliant choices on your part.

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Friday, April 14, 2006

Well, Schroeder, I guess there's little else you can do.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Good Grief!

Can't you just sense it Charlie Brownonkinsense ?
There were many qualified candidates for the position including yourself. We've decided to select a candidate who best suits our needs at the present time. We thank you for your interest and wish you success in your future career endeavors.

You know it's so not happening Charlie Brownonkinsense.

Spill three drops of wine:

1.Blood (Give Blood-Pete Townsend)

2.Fire (Fire-Jimi Hendrix)

3.Pillars of Smoke (Smoke from a Distant Fire-Sanford Townsend ?)

Spill a drop of wine for each of the ten plagues:

Blood in My Eyes for You-Bob Dylan

It's Not Easy being Green-Kermit

I Smell A Rat-Buddy Guy

Beast of Burden-Rolling Stones

5.Cattle Disease
Milk Cow Blues-Robert Johnson


Hail, Hail, Rock n' Rolll-Chuck Berry

Day of the Locust-Bob Dylan

Darkness on the Edge of Town-Bruce Springsteen

10.Slaying of the First Born
Killing Floor-Howlin Wolf
A Passover service for the impatient.Opening prayers:Thanks, God, for creating wine. (Drink wine.)Thanks for creating produce. (Eat parsley.)Overview: Once we were slaves in Egypt. Now we're free. That's why we're doing this. Four questions:1. What's up with the matzoh? 2. What's the deal with horseradish? 3. What's with the dipping of the herbs? 4. What's this whole slouching at the table business? Answers: 1. When we left Egypt, we were in a hurry. There was no time for makingdecent bread. 2. Life was bitter, like horseradish. 3. It's called symbolism. 4. Free people get to slouch.A funny story: Once, these five rabbis talked all night, then it was morning. (Heat soup now.) The four kinds of children and how to deal with them: Wise child-explain Passover. Simple child-explain Passover slowly. Silent child-explain Passover loudly. Wicked child-browbeat in front of the relatives. Speaking of children: We hid some matzoh. Whoever finds it gets fivebucks. The story of Passover: It's a long time ago. We're slaves in Egypt. Pharaoh is a nightmare. We cry out for help. God brings plagues upon theEgyptians. We escape, bake some matzoh. God parts the Red Sea. We make it through; the Egyptians aren't so lucky. We wander 40 years in the desert, eat manna, get the Torah, wind up in Israel, get a new temple,enjoy several years without being persecuted again. (Let brisket cool now.) The 10 Plagues: Blood, Frogs, Lice-you name it.The singing of "Dayenu": If God had gotten us out of Egypt and not punished our enemies, it would've been enough. If he'd punished our enemies and not parted theRed Sea, if would've been enough. If he'd parted the Red Sea - (Remove gefilte fish from refrigerator now.) Eat matzoh. Drink more wine. Slouch.Thanks again, God, for everything.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

NYETS / Nets

We want to thank you for your interest in the above mentioned position. We had many fine applicants for the position, including you. However, we have filled the position with someone whose background and credentials we feel best meet our needs at this time. We welcome you to apply for any future positions we have available that match your skills and experience.Sincerely,The Hiring Manager for the "Paralegal - New Jerseey Nets (East Rutherford, NJ)" Position eNBA Team Jobs
Thank-you for attending the recent interview for the technician's post at eEurovisione Americas. We ended up with a very strong field of candidates and unfortunately we have not selected you on this occasion.

Nevertheless thank-you for your interest in eEurovisione.


Bell Dunelope
Presidente, eEurovisione Americas, Inc.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Gene Pitney

R.I.P., Gene Pitney. One of my '60's Fave-Raves, IMHO a vastly underrated singer and songwriter (although ultimately recognized by the Rock'N' Roll Hall of Fame). On his first single, he wrote the song, played all the instruments and did all the vocals. He was the first artist to cover a 'Stones song. He also (co-) authored two of the greatest songs of the '60's: Hello, Mary Lou and He's A Rebel. My Top Five Favorites:

1. Hello, Mary Lou - Rick Nelson (also New Riders)
2. He's A Rebel - Crystals
3. It Hurts To Be In Love
4. Last Chance To Turn Around (Last Exit To Brooklyn)
5. Twenty-Four Hours From Tulsa

Saturday, April 01, 2006

I'm still Able to play the Fool.

Get out the Groucho Glasses and Moustache!
Subject: Re: April, Come She Will
I'll take the opportunity to be Foolish on this one:

1-I've Been A Fool Too Long-Rockpile

2-Everybody Plays The Fool- Aaron Neville and or The Neville Brothers, forgot the original

3-What A Fool Believes-Doobie Brothers

4-I Played the Fool-Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

5-Fool's Paradise-Buddy Holly

Five for April:

1. April, Come She Will - Simon and Garfunkel
2. April Fool - Townshend and Lane
3. April in Paris - Count Basie (Various Artists)
4. April Showers - Eddie Jolson (Various Artists)
5. April Love - Pat Boone (Sorry)