Nothing ruffles my feathers more: someone makes a stupid comparison (like that "Internet is the new punk rock" article - scroll down to the next post) or some self-proclaimed "expert" who has no grasp of the true facts. My case in point is of local significance: people who claim to know the history of pop (radio) music in the Albany area, who are clueless when you mention "Return of the Native" or "Communication" or "Myddle Class" or "Tim Rose." These same folk mistakenly believe "Midnight Confessions" was a GrassRoots original! While you're pondering this, if you are an Albany resident or a local music/radio historian, what was the only radio ststaion that remained on the air during the fabled "Big Blackout" of the 1960s and what was the ONLY top 40 song they played throughout the duration of their blackout coverage?
Lotsa stuff going on, locally, with Senator Joe Bruno announcing Million$ being made available to shore up Amtrak, particularly the Albany to New York City corridor. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo holding a news conference later this morning in Albany, promising a "major announcement." Then there's the pending sale and destruction of Troy City Hall. Should be a verrrrry interesting day! Watch out for bears!
Italian tenor Pavarotti is dead at age 71. R.I.P. - Pav did for Opera what Nuryev did for Ballet.... hmmm.... you really don't hear too much about ballet in the mainstream press these days... weatherwise the news is we return to the hazy hot humid days of summer beginning this afternoon and lasting right through Monday... I'm ready for that!