Today is National Take A Walk in the Park Day. Sounds great for the rest of the country, but New Yorkers might want to exercise some caution.
I wrote “Small Town” in the laundry room in 5 minutes Aunt Toots was next to me when I was typing it out on the typewriter she was laughing making fun of me saying ‘how many times are you going to say “Small Town” and are you going to say what really happens in a small town…’—John Mellencamp last night at 92Y. Read more on Mellencamp’s Facebook...
A bed should not be made immediately after one wakes, but rather, left alone, preferably near an open window, to allow the sleeper’s perspiration to evaporate. The Butler’s Way: Just So [The New York Times]
Watching video of last night’s talk with Ina Garten and Anna Quindlen. Think we should share some highlights for the YouTubes. What do you think?
Jazz great Melvin Sparks passed away March 13. From The New York Times obituary: Melvin Sparks, a guitarist whose brightly sinewy style made him an in-demand session player during the soul-jazz boom of the late 1960s and early ’70s, a touchstone during the acid-jazz trend of the ’90s and a wise elder on the jam-band scene of the last decade, died on March 13 at his home in Mount Vernon, N.Y. He...
Overheard at 92Y
Him: Is Yiddish hard to learn? Her: No. It’s all insults and words for sex and food.
I was taught that the most important thing in life was manners, which of course, I discovered upon moving to New York, were completely useless.” The New York Daily News has a an great interview with Jane Borden, author of I Totally Meant to Do That, about living in New York City after growing up in North Carolina: What are the biggest differences between North Carolina and New York? In...
During a break in a basketball game at 92Y last week, two referees attempted a one-handed, back-to-the-basket half court shot. Here’s video of referee Mike Williams on his first try. Watch a bunch more game videos on the 92Y Adult Basketball Facebook page. [92Y May Center for Health, Fitness & Sport]
Katie Couric conducted an interview this week with Daniel Radcliffe on her CBS show, @KatieCouric. “You may know the boy wizard Harry Potter,” she began, “but how well do you know the young man, Daniel Radcliffe?” Yes, how well?? In the expansive discussion seen above, Radcliffe answered questions about his childhood, being naked on stage, his current role as J....