The Manhattan Transfer returns!!

One of my favorite music groups – regardless of genre – is the vocal harmony quartet Manhattan Transfer.  I’ve dug their sound all the way back to high school, when our music teacher brought in a copy of their LP Extensions and played it for us.  I was hooked. All these years (and several enjoyable…

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Business Wars, Dirty Money and American Greed: The Schadenfreude of Corporate America

I do enjoy a good documentary now and again … especially ones that expose the seamier, grittier side of corporations, businesses and organizations. Which is why I’ve started following a new podcast, and have recently binge-watched a new Netflix documentary series.  Oh yeah, and I’m waiting for new episodes of an old CNBC favorite. Let…

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Albany Patroons beat Rochester 118-107, new scoreboard, new Moon, same results!

The first thing I noticed when I visited the Armory on Sunday afternoon for Albany’s home game against Rochester wss the Armory’s new scoreboard.  And it’s an amazing looking scoreboard.  It’s a digital screen that has running advertisements on the side, as well as the opportunity to play promotional commercials and video clips.  Sweet. The…

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The results of Trivia Bowl XIV

Yesterday was the 14th annual Capital District “Trivia Bowl,” one of five different championship trivia tournaments on my 2018 schedule.  Guess you could call it a different type of “Competition Season” for me. Nearly forty teams arrived at Wolf’s 1-11 for the big event.  For my team, I had a grouping of various players from…

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7 and 7 on Saturday, February 3, 2018

Waking up.  Making sure all is taken care of before I go play for Trivia Bowl XIV this afternoon. And one thing I always want to make sure of … … is that my fellow independent bloggers and storytellers and raconteurs are shared on Saturday morning, great new blog posts for your enjoyment. First, let’s…

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Jon and Vangelis’ “The Friends of Mr. Cairo” is an Album I Want to Be Buried With

The title song was a melange of classic Hollywood lines and sound effects, orchestrated by the keyboardist of Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner fame, and vocalized by the lead singer of Yes. And it was the twelve-minute introduction of  a very cool concept album. This early 1980’s concept album, The Friends of Mr. Cairo,…

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Patroons go 7-1 with 133-128 overtime win, Edwin Ubiles with 44 points!

That’s right … the Patroons are glued to the top of the North American Premier Basketball League standings with a clutch 133-128 overtime victory over the Kansas City Tornado’s in Missouri last night. That’s right … Siena basketball legend Edwin Ubiles drained a team-high 44 points on 16-for-25 shooting. That’s right … Torren Jones pounded…

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It’s time for Trivia Bowl XIV this Saturday…

This Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Wolf’s 1-11 in Colonie, the fourteenth annual Trivial Bowl will commence. Wow.  Has it been that many Trivia Bowls? Yeah, it kinda has. Background. I’ve participated in thirteen of the fourteen Trivia Bowls, starting with Trivia Bowl II where I participated as a guest on the Tres Hombres squad. …

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