In dreams, the Pakistan Blues arrive …

Somewhere in the inky night between sleep, slumber and somnolence, I had a dream.  And although we all say we remember every part of every dream … in this case, I could only remember fragments.  Unconnected, dissonant fragments – something about listening to the radio, and hearing George Harrison playing a song called “Pakistan Blues.”…

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The true definition of “upstate”

There’s an old but wise statement in life.  “Everybody is entitled to their opinion … unless you disagree with me, in which case, you are wrong.” 😀 And because of this … we will now get into a spirited discussion in this blog on one of the most contentious topics a New York State resident…

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Sending Utica Club to my Reddit Secret Santa giftie…

I’ve had a love-hate relationship with the social media site reddit for years.  At times, reddit can be a fantastic resource for information and communication; at other times, it can be a place for harassment, impersonation, cyber-bullying and vulgarity.  I’ve seen both sides of it.  Trust me. That being said, every year I participate in…

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K-Chuck Radio: Christmas songs we no longer need

I definitely appreciate the holiday season, as well as all the great holiday-themed music that bursts through the radios at this time of year. But recently, some radio stations have altered their Christmas playlists to take one song out of rotation – the duet “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”  You know, this song. This is the…

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7 and 7 on Saturday, December 8 2018

It’s Saturday morning, so it’s time to have that first cup of coffee, that first bowl of cornflakes, and your first glance at the blogs and podcasts and photographers I feel deserve your attention.  One day a week, I take a break and show my fellow bloggers and what they have on their minds. You…

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Albany Patroons announce 2018-2019 home schedule

Okay.  All is right with the world again.  The stars are properly aligned. Harmony and peace exists. Why do I say all these life-affrming things? Maybe it’s because I just got my mitts on the Albany Patroons’ home schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 TBL basketball season. Yep.  The Patroons are back. There’s a few changes…

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The BlackBerry Key3 false alarm and the RED HYDROGEN One pipe dream

If you know anything about me, you know that my cell phone of choice is a BlackBerry.  It’s been BlackBerry for most of my life, going all the way back to the old side scroll wheel and the monochrome LCD screen.  That’s how I roll.  And I kept going with BlackBerry ever since – all…

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City Lights is the greatest silent film ever made

It’s a film that took Charlie Chaplin three years to finish.  He replaced his leading actress midway through the film, then brought her back when he knew he couldn’t start the film over with a new actress. This film debuted four years after the release of the first successful talking picture, The Jazz Singer.  And…

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