7 and 7 on Saturday, September 22, 2018

Good morning all.  It’s going to be a full day today for me – I have to drop off my entries at the Durham Fair in the morning, and tonight is the premiere of the Albany Patroons documentary at the Palace Theater.  I do not want to miss this. But there’s one more thing to…

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Please don’t go, Silver Fox Salvage…

Although I understand why this must happen … I wish it wouldn’t. Although I understand the reasons for this notice … I wish there was another option. But unfortunately, Silver Fox Salvage – the parts and supply emporium in Albany’s Warehouse District is now on its final weeks. This Facebook post from last Wednesday sums…

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K-Chuck Radio: The final KISS tour … maybe … possibly…

So last night, KISS performed on the TV show America’s Got Talent.  They had this song for the judges, a track about how Detroit was a Rock City … I think they might have gotten buzzed by Simon Cowell, but I’m not sure… maybe they advance to the next round, they definitely have the theatrics…

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The Albany Patroons and a phone call threat in 1985

This Saturday, the Albany Patroons documentary will debut in a screening at the Palace Theater in downtown Albany.  The documentary features several Patroons players and coaches, past and present, and looks like a tremendously well-detailed and documented history of our beloved basketball squad. In honor of this documentary – and in anticipation of the Patroons’…

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You Can’t See ‘Round Corners: The Vietnam War as a rare TV miniseries

There are very few examples of the Vietnam War used as a backdrop for prime time episodic television.  I know of two instances from American prime time TV shows in the late 1980’s / early 1990’s – the action drama Tour of Duty, and the emotional war drama China Beach. Recently, I came across an…

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So my entries for BUILT 2018 are…

This is the big nugget for my “Charity Season 2018” submission listings.  BUILT.  Albany Architecture Through Artists’ Eyes.  With this collection of artworks, I hope to add my own “architecture through artists’ eyes” to this nice event. It seems that every competition I enter is reducing the number of accepted artworks, so with that I’m…

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A trip to the Big E, 2018 Edition

I can never win with the Big E parking lot. I get there early, I get shuttled off to the farthest reaches of the parking lot. Every other parking lot in every other Fair that I attend either ha a really good parking situation, or they offer shuttles. But for the Big E … it’s a…

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7 and 7 on Saturday, September 15, 2018

Good morning, my blog readers.  It’s Saturday, and as you know, on Saturday I turn my blog over to showcase other blogs from my blogroll – writers and photographers and podcasters that I feel you should take a look and listen to, and enjoy what they say and show. So let’s get at it, shall…

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Am I being wise using Allstate’s Drivewise?

The cartridge arrived in the mail yesterday, and I’m going to installt it in my car this morning, right after I finish this blog post. It’s something called Allstate DriveWise, a tracking device that will, if all goes well, show my insurance company that I’m an excellent driver and that, in being an excellent driver,…

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April 2, 1970: When It Played in Albany

Last night, I was doing some research on Albany history for an upcoming project.  And as I whirred through miles and miles of old newspaper microfilm, something reminded me of an old blog post channel of mine. It’s called “When It Played in Albany.”  This was a recap of various movies that played in Capital…

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