Saturday, July 09, 2011

This Mets fan salutes Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit.

Lisa Swan, a true blue Yankees fan, has expressed her reservations about the hoopla, and, were I a Yankee fan, I might well feel the same. Nevertheless, I'm delighted to see a great player achieve this distinction, even if he had to do it by getting a home run against my favorite, old home town, Designated Hitter League team. After all, I owe Jeter a debt of gratitude for his house having driven more traffic to my blog than any topic except Grace Slick or Pierre Bonnard. (Photo taken at the bar of the Heights Cafe.)

Friday, July 08, 2011

How to make an egg cream.

Kenny shows you how to make the classic Brooklyn refresher. Note that it contains neither egg nor cream. He doesn't mention it, but you do need to use whole milk; otherwise, you won't get that good, foamy head. You can also use different flavors of Fox's syrup, including coffee and vanilla.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Cat in a glass bowl.

Attila surveys his domain.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Two covers of Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land": Johnny Cash and Jimmy LaFave

The original MIB, from his TV show. The commentary is a bit hokey, but he throws some trains in, and you know I'm a sucker for trains. Clip courtesy of abargle.

This is billed as "Jimmy LaFave and Friends", from WoodyFest 2010 in Okemah, Oklahoma. Among the friends is my erstwhile Lion's Head companion David Amram, who recently celebrated his eightieth birthday (I hope I look half as good as he does fifteen more years on), playing both drum and pennywhistle. Other musicians are the Cherokee Maidens (backing vocals), Andrew Hardin (acoustic guitar, at left), Joel Rafael (acoustic guitar and vocal, center), John Inmon (electric guitar), Radoslav Lorkovic (accordion), and Glenn Schuetz (bass). This version even includes the "commie" verse. Thanks to Music Fog for the clip.