40 years later … Solid Rock and an autographed treasure.

The year was 1982. As a college student with a fresh radio spot on Hamilton College’s radio station WHCL, I penned an editorial that was later picked up by Billboard magazine. The article was read by a mobile DJ in Melbourne, Australia, who sent me a cassette tape of various Oz Rock artists that hadn’t…

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The Chuck Miller $100 Art Sale starts NOW!

Over the years, I’m sure you’ve enjoyed the many photographs and artworks that were created – and then exhibited – through this blog post. Now you have a chance to own some of them. Go to this link, or to the page listing above, for my new sale page. I’m offering over a dozen different…

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It snowed last night. Start up the memes now.

I woke up this morning, looked outside my window, and saw Lightning’s Girl covered in a reasonable dusting of white snow. Ugh. Winter came early. And with the arrival of winter comes all the usual Capital District winter memes and jokes. You know the ones. The ones where we see three snowflakes outside and the…

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We Serve Wayward Strangers at the 2022 Albany Center Gallery Members’ Show

Last year, I used a pack of Efke 820 infrared film and a yellow filter (along with my Kodak Medalist II camera, “Kodak Red”) to capture this creepy shot of the old Toll Gate Ice Cream parlor in Slingerlands. And if you’re wondering why this print is named We Serve Wayward Strangers, it’s a sly…

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Hey Darnell Cowart, the Globetrotters want your number.

I love watching the Harlem Globetrotters. As much as anybody could say that all they do on the court is clown around, their ability to work within that atmosphere – while still providing highly skilled hoops action – is impressive. I should note that several members of the Albany Patroons’ legacy players – including Mario…

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Bachelor Cooking: Steak and Cheese Pie Muffins

You know you want to try this. You just need all the ingredients. And the time. It takes about two hours to make, but boy is it delicious. This is apparently a major comfort food delicacy in New Zealand, and the recipe I have will incorporate an American twist to the meal. First off ……

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, November 13 2022

Good morning, my wonderful blog readers. As you know, Saturday is when I step aside and showcase instead the great writings, photographs and observations of those parties on my personal blogroll. Check them out. You won’t be disappointed. Have a great weekend, everybody!

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The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for November 11, 2022

The following is a playlist for the broadcast of the Nightowl Radio Show, a one-hour college radio show on station WHCL-FM.  The show can be streamed tonight at 7:00 p.m. Eastern at whcl.org. Tonight’s episode is a special Veteran’s Day broadcast, and features music recorded during World War II as part of a military program…

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Clearing my cameras for Canada

If all goes well, my three-day Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2022 chase will begin with a stop or two in Quebec. One stop to photograph the Holiday Train as it passes over a bridge; one stop as it arrives at a town. This would be my first trip to Canada in six years. I’ve already…

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Hochul, Tonko and Pallozzi. Win, win, win.

Not the easiest way to spend a Tuesday night. I had my TV tuned to MSNBC, and I’m simultaneously doom-scrolling Twitter on my cell phone. Trust me. After all the blather coming from Lee Zeldin about how he would become Governor of New York and put all the MAGA plans in action … I was…

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