8:18 am March 27, 2012, by David O'Brien
March 28th, 201211:19 pm
cab: That’s what makes music so great…there is so much of it and the search for the good stuff (especially before mine/your time) is so much fun. I love Big Band music, blues, R&B and Rockabilly from the 40’s and 50’s, which is all music I was not exposed to growing up. I even like some of the music I call “my parent’s music”…stuff they listened to that I hated as a kid, but sounds pretty good today. You Tube has been a revelation for finding long lost gems, I just don’t have the time I would love to devote to it.
March 28th, 201211:20 pm
If we are flying across the country, $200 for dinner may be a bit steep…besides, if we do make it back, it will be another short trip with a football game thrown in on Saturday and a trip (at least for me) to Westchester so time will be short…
(And you do NOT have to sell New York to me. I really do love the city and the…trying to find the right word…energy/pulse/vibe/heartbeat of it all.)
I’d be careful of that after dark advice cab, watch the movie After Hoursfirst to see what you might be in for
March 28th, 201211:22 pm
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
March 28th, 201211:23 pm
I love so much of “my parent’s music” that they laugh at me sometimes- Dylan, the Doors, James Taylor, the Stones, the Eagles, Van Morrison, Billy Joel, The Beach Boys, Cat Stevens (before he got weird), Elvis… love it all
March 28th, 201211:24 pm
Not afraid of being out in New York at night…too many people to worry about disappearing
If I want good fish tacos, I am not going to New York…we have GREAT fish tacos (and shrimp burritos) here…probably a lot cheaper too
March 28th, 201211:25 pm
thats when its the easiest to just disappear. dontcha watch Law & Order gal?
March 28th, 201211:26 pm
cabravesfan- I was just kidding about the fish tacos. being that the blogmaster reports on them when in most baseball cities.
March 28th, 201211:27 pm
anders – the private equity firm that owned my company bought an AT&T subsidiary and all the employees worked on Staten Island. Just a couple of small nothing companies but I had fun with the integration work.
Nobody would want me…I fight dirty
Shrimp burritos are awesome- especially from this great little place downtown, huge and cheap and fresh and FANtASTIC
March 28th, 201211:28 pm
and no, I don’t watch Law & Order
nolee- If Cabravesfan can handle herself on this blog after dark than she’ll be just fine in the Big Apple.
ya’ll gotta remember nolie likely hasn’t been to NYC since the bad old days…I went once when I was in high school (mid-80’s and it didn’t seem to be that nice of a place)
March 28th, 201211:29 pm
yeah more than likely…
March 28th, 201211:31 pm
yeah it’s been a while tiger, and it often was a bad ol’ place in them days.
on the other hand as a young kid I can remember walking through Harlem with my parents and eating there regularly, and they spent a lot of nights at the jazz clubs at that time
it didn’t seem to be that nice of a place
Well, it’s dirty, noisy, crowded, smelly, hot in the summer, cold in the winter, full of tourists, and everything is ridiculously overpriced…it’s also full of amazing history, culture, beauty, diversity, and life. One of my favorite cities in the world…
March 28th, 201211:32 pm
cab: your parent’s music is the music of my life.
They actually film the outdoor shots of Law and Order right on the Manhattan side of yes, the Brooklyn Bridge. All those scenes on the court steps and all. That’s a federal courthouse in downtown NY. They shoot the other outdorr stuff right in that same neighborhood.They make so many of those Law and Order shows you can walk down there on almost any week day and run into a production crew shooting it. People don’t even stop to watch anymore. It’s so common.
Only two quick things and I’m gone for the night I promise – looks like a great day for the Dodgers, and I’m very sorry to read Earl Scruggs passed.
March 28th, 201211:33 pm
It’s the music of my life too (oh, I forgot Paul Simon & the Beatles (duh!) also…)
Only SVU left now isn’t it? also just cancelled CSI New York I hear
March 28th, 201211:34 pm
tiger 297- Staten Island is a different world. An acquired taste of sorts. People that live there love it and never leave. The rest of us just pass through on our way down south.
March 28th, 201211:35 pm
Nolee -yeah, they’re down to a couple. But in their heyday they were like the hot dog carts. One on every corner.
more like most places other than New York…
March 28th, 201211:36 pm
Does anyone that lives in one of the other 4 boroughs actually consider Staten Island part of New York City?
March 28th, 201211:37 pm
Staten Island has tried to secede from NYC – seriously. They want to be there own city. I’m not sure why anyone objected?
March 28th, 201211:38 pm
speaking of carts, we got out very own NY Italian Sausage and Dods cart right in the middle of beautiful downtown Port Charlotte now
March 28th, 201211:39 pm
more like most places other than New York…(nolee)
Not counting the 8 million that live there and the other 3 or 4 million who come to visit – right?
Dogs..geeze I caint hit the right keys even when I look anymore
March 28th, 201211:40 pm
What’s a Dod?
Got it. Where’s Port Charlotte?
March 28th, 201211:41 pm
I meant that SI is significantly different, at least it used to be and i assume it still is. more like some other less urban cities
March 28th, 201211:42 pm
Anders – I did the reverse commute…would stay in manhattan and commute to the office. A few very nice restaurants but the nightlife was a bit underwhelming especially compared to everything I could do in the city.
March 28th, 201211:43 pm
Very nice Noleee. You’re a lucky guy to live there.
and you can do anything in the city and at any time. It certainly has a vibrancy of its own
March 28th, 201211:45 pm
cab – NYC today is not dirty compared to when I’m talking about (20-30 years ago)
There were people that wanted to keep Staten Island in the city? I…don’t get that. I live 2,796.8 miles from there and I don’t think of is as New York City!
cabravesfan is right about the cost though. The prices of everything are just too high. I work in Chicago 8 to 12 days a month and it costs half as much to stay, eat and drink there.
March 28th, 201211:46 pm
30 years ago I was 3…no idea what New York was like then
cause its only half as good…
March 28th, 201211:47 pm
Dude. I live in Los Angeles. And I think New York is too expensive. That should tell you all you need to know
tiger- you’re right there at 11:45. Much cleaner and Guiliani made it much safer. Now Bloomberg is making it profitable. He sure knows how to run a business.
March 28th, 201211:48 pm
anders – guys i worked with were all heavy smokers so I brought a carton of cig’s for each of them which cost me slightly more than a pack would in NYC
March 28th, 201211:49 pm
nolee – I couldn’t disagree more. Chicago is a great place. They have just about everything NYC has (except Broadway). I love spending time there. Which iIdo a lot these days.
March 28th, 201211:50 pm
cabravesfan- the only place i would compare in cost to NYC is san Francisco. That’s an expensive city too. But gorgeous.
I like Chicago too, I was being facetious.
March 28th, 201211:51 pm
tiger 297- I’m glad I don’t smoke. What a waste of $’s. Not to mention the health ramifications.
March 28th, 201211:52 pm
San Francisco is one of 2 cities I would rank ahead of New York as my favorites…to me, there is no city like San Francisco. But yes, it is expensive…
March 28th, 201211:53 pm
cabravesfan- I could see your point on San Fran- What’s your other city? LA?
March 28th, 201211:55 pm
Hong Kong. Just one of the most incredibly fascinating cities I have ever been too…
( I love Los Angeles, am a proud native and would have a hard time living nearly anywhere else, and it’s probably #4 on my list…)
at one time San Diego was one of my favorite cities. as was San Francisco. LA, not so much
March 28th, 201211:56 pm
Hong Kong – wow. You’ve got me there. Way outside my wheelhouse.
when its sleepy time down south…
March 28th, 201211:57 pm
noleee: what are your memories of Harlem back then? I love that period, watch any show, documentary, or movie about that period. Ken Burn’s “Jazz” was outstanding and featured Harlem a lot. Matt the Cat did a great show on XM 50’s channel called “Harlem Nights” that featured early R&B songs that most of us never heard on the radio, at least in Georgia. That is some great music.
San Diego is awesome…doesn’t have quite the same vibe as some of the others…too laid back (not that it’s a bad thing…besides, anything San Diego lacks in anything else is made up by it’s shear beauty)
March 28th, 201211:59 pm
nolee – I’m a big San Diego guy to visit. It doesn’t have a tremendously lot culturally but you just can’t beat the weather. The gaslamp area is nice to stay in with good food. plus the the ballpark is right there. Sometimes I stay at the Marriott in the Gaslamp district and they have a rooftop lounge that you can look right down into Petco park from. You miss some of the field but it’s pretty coll to do at least once.
March 29th, 201212:00 am
nite tiger. speaking of tigers I was reading today about an incident in Zanesville Ohio that happened last winter. Some guy had 50 some wild animals including lions and tigers and bears, oh my.and wolves and primates. he turned them all loose and killed himself. The LEOs had to spend all night hunting down and killing almost all of them, including 18 Bengal Tigers I think it was…out of the 1400 or so known ones. Pretty weird and sad
March 29th, 201212:01 am
Hong Kong is just amazing…an incredible blend of British and Chinese cultures (at least it was when I was there- right before the change over- but it probably has not changed a whole lot)- I remember one day we ate lunch at a real British pub and had a dinner of fresh (and I mean, we picked out swimming fish to have cooked) seafood done Chinese style at a restaurant overlooking the harbor…I got laughed at for asking for a fork. Became very proficient at using chopsticks…
March 29th, 201212:02 am
I just heard “Jersey Boys” is coming back to The Fox Theater in the ATL this summer…I missed it the first time, but I won’t this one.
March 29th, 201212:03 am
cabravesfan- Ever get to Scottsdale? They have a fairly new W hotel right on Camelback road. great hotel. Not ridiculously priced for a W either. Best cars in the world (besides Dubai) in that town. Two reasons. 1.) there’s money in that town. 2.) You can drive high end cars year round and you can put the top down a lot. It’s a road show every day there.
From the previous blog which had 2,249 comments, Venice Jim led the way with 306 posts. There were 242 different poster names. Here are the Top 25:
Rank Poster Frequency
1 Venice Jim 306
2 noleee 230
3 Murph 56
4 David O’Brien 55
5 ChattTownBrian (CTB) 54
6 Lew 53
7 Tomahawkin 53
8 jeffrey d 50
9 Billy 48
10 Ward 48
11 ncscoots 45
12 tiger297 44
13 Bat Masterson 39
14 VaBravesFan 39
15 George 38
16 MIBravesFan 38
17 Shaun 36
18 Owl Hunter 35
19 B-F_52 34
20 phil 33
21 Soph 32
22 MFin04 30
23 Trey 30
24 kenhotlanta 27
25 bravesgrl4life 24
March 29th, 201212:04 am
My parents saw Jersey Boys in Vegas last year…loved it
March 29th, 201212:06 am
not a whole lot other than of being there and it was different than what you later heard about it, since I was about 4-7 at the time. This was late 40s,very early 50s. spent a bit of time in the late 50s early 60s, in fact thats where i first saw Emmylou who was a folk singer there at the time.
I have family near Scottsdale- don’t get out there too often, and actually have never really spent any time in Scottsdale, but would like to make it for a Braves game one of these days… (yes, I know they play in downtown Phoenix, but it’s close enough…)
March 29th, 201212:08 am
cab – NYC today is not dirty compared to when I’m talking about (20-30 years ago) — tiger297
30 years ago I was 3…no idea what New York was like then — cabravesfan
Take it from Frank, LAdy, it was dirty. He even said it in his lyrics that you hear after every Yankees’ home game.
I want to wake up in that city
That doesn’t sweep
There you go…
Yeah, you actually fly into Pheonix. It’s about a 20 mile drive. Definetly do it. Old Scottsdale is pretty cool. Lots of southwest wares and all. You can spend a day just picking through the shops.
March 29th, 201212:09 am
that list cain’t be right, no way cab coulda kept her mouth shut that long to not even make the list….
Fly? Why would I fly when I can drive?
(Hi Tom! I will ignore that post… )
March 29th, 201212:11 am
ignoring the mean undertone there, it’s very hard to post when VJ is doing play by play because we share an ip address, so we both get the “posting too quickly” page- I try to avoid commenting while he is busy
Well, I’m gonna call it a night. Good talking with my Braves fans friends again. Talk with you again real soon.
March 29th, 201212:12 am
March 29th, 201212:13 am
I’ve seen you both have huge totals, are you seriously saying that you did not make 24 posts?
March 29th, 201212:14 am
guess not…I’ve been busy with work and family things…not a lot of time last week or over the weekend where I was home
March 29th, 201212:18 am
Amy Winehouse left an estate of $4.66 Million. How is that possible? She was extremely talented, but was also extremely stoned most of her career.
March 29th, 201212:19 am
I’ve seen you both have huge totals, are you seriously saying that you did not make 24 posts? — noleee
I’ve got this, cabravesfan…
1 Venice Jim 306
2 noleee 230
3 Murph 56
I missed it, nolie. What game did you do the PBP?
Good night, good folks. I missed “Justified” last night, can’t wait any longer. See y’all tomorrow.
March 29th, 201212:21 am
March 29th, 201212:28 am
I should get going myself on my quick drive-by, before nolie decides to build a doghouse and have me as his first guest.
‘Nite all that’s still here.
March 29th, 201212:35 am
I’m headed off to bed as well…good night blog!
March 29th, 201212:42 am
I just got in, have been enjoying the talk of music, (a few weeks ago– while looking through an old closet on the farm– I found a 78rpm of San Antonio Rose by Bob Wills and the Texas O Playboys, reminding me of one of my grandmother’s heartfelt expressions: “Music can touch me quicker than anything”, she’d say).
But I saw you mention the name Emmylou and thought of s story I’ve never shared on the blog. I became a big fan of her’s after being hired on at a country station my freshman year in college, just as Luxury Liner was released and “Making Believe” was in hot rotation on our playlist.
Her “Hot Band” has been amazing over the years and –at that time–included Glen D. Hardin on piano, James Burton on guitar, and Ricky Skaggs on mandolin an fiddle, among others. At any rate, I’ve been a fan ever since.
Now, fast forward to October 28, 1995 as my buddy Dan and I are breathlessly making our way through the old stadium following the last out. We’re about to exit and begin our hike to the 5 Points MARTA station when I see high cheekbones surrounded by a mane of salt and pepper hair walking toward us. I do the customary double take before shouting out, “EMMYLOU!”. I turned just as she and her companion walked by, just as she gave me a smile over her left shoulder.
Though I was 99.9 percent sure it was her,it wasn’t until I saw her in the audience at a concert in Nashville a few years later that I could confirm. “Yes”, she said, “that was me. And you were the only one who recognized me that night”. Turns out Emmylou Harris is a major Braves fan.
March 29th, 201212:43 am
Good night Tom O’Hawke
March 29th, 201212:44 am
Good night cab
Good night, cab!
Good night ken
March 29th, 201212:45 am
“He’s done a day’s work. Go make a fire”
March 29th, 201212:46 am
good night VJ!
March 29th, 201212:50 am
good night, Chet…
March 29th, 201212:52 am
good night, David…
March 29th, 201212:53 am
March 29th, 201212:54 am
And what’s the next line heard nightly?
March 29th, 20121:00 am
And good night for NBC news…
March 29th, 20121:02 am
Bingo !!! I knew you’d come through !
Now I can say………
March 29th, 20121:07 am
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