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“…Beauty is not a need but an ecstasy/ It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth/But rather a heart enflamed and a soul enchanted/It is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear/But rather an image you see though you close your eyes and a song you hear though you shut your ears.”–Khalil Gibran Read More…

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Dee Dee Ramone – Who Knew?

by Tony Shea September 18, 2014

Today we celebrate the birthday of the late great Dee Dee Ramone, who would have turned 63 today. While you probably know that Dee Dee was the bassist of the legendary punk rock band the Ramones, here’s 6 things about him that you probably didn’t know. 1. Real Name:

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Orioles Magic! Feel it Happen! O-R-I-O-L-E-S Orioles.

by Jay Hood September 17, 2014

Tuesday night ended up being one giant celebration at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. I’ve been to Opening Day. I’ve seen records set. I’ve been to playoff games. But the night that the Orioles clinched the American League East Championship in 2014 was pure Orioles Magic. This is the night I had the most fun […]

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Sunset – Pelham Shore Park – Long Island Sound

by Tony Shea September 16, 2014

After a hot and humid week (although not as hot as my friends in Los Angeles have it) represented the last gasp of Summer, cool autumnal weather has come to New York bringing rain and temperatures down into the 50’s. The sunset this evening at Pelham Shore Park, looking south across Long Island Sound, was […]

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Star-Spangled Banner Turns 200 – The Remixes

by Tony Shea September 14, 2014

The Star-Spangled Banner, aka the national anthem of the United Sates, turned the ripe old age of 200 today. You probably know that the Star-Spangled Banner was written by Francis Scott Key (who was the second cousin of F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of the Great Gatsby). You probably don’t know that the anthem is actually […]

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Scenes from the Feast of San Gennaro – NYC – Mulberry Street [PHOTOS]

by Tony Shea September 14, 2014

On my way to see Bob Mould at the Bowery last Friday, I took a short pit stop to tour the Feast of San Gennaro along Mulberry St. in Little Italy. And what a feast it was! The ten day event, now in its 88th year, runs until September 21, 2014 and features dozens upon […]

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Mega-Mustaine – My Top 7 Megadeth Songs

by Tony Shea September 13, 2014

Dave Mustaine turns 53 years old today. Best known as the frontman for thrash superstars Megadeth for the last 30 years, Mustaine was the original lead guitarist in Metallica. He was fired from Metallica just before the band recorded their first album, owing to his legendary reputation for chronic alcoholism and drug abuse layered on […]

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Bob Mould at the Bowery Ballroom – REVIEW

by Tony Shea September 12, 2014

Bob Mould returned to the Bowery Ballroom last night for the second of two shows, and as always he came ready to rock.

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Who Knew? Peter Sellers

by Staff September 10, 2014

Peter Sellers would have been 88 years old this week. You probably know that Peter Sellers was considered a comedic genius of the highest order and is best remembered for playing bumbling Chief Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies. Here’s 6 facts about him that you probably didn’t know. 1. Real name:

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The 11 Best Sloan Videos

by Jay Hood September 9, 2014

Sloan, the Canadian power-pop band, has been cranking out albums on a consistent basis since 1991. Their second full album, Twice Removed, was named by Spin Magazine to be one of the “Best Albums You Didn’t Hear” in 1994. The album was also named the Best Canadian Album ever by a Chart Magazine readers poll […]

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Fiction: Afterlife (Chapter 24)

by Mike Monroe September 8, 2014

If you’ve never read Afterlife before, click here to go to the first chapter. Photo by Michael Monroe Afterlife is a sci fi/western action serial published every other week. Join us in a post-apocalyptic journey through a future where life has become little more than a struggle for survival. However, where there’s life, there’s always […]

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Looking Up and Down on Mount Dana

by Christopher T. Wood September 8, 2014

A decade ago, I looked up at Mount Dana. Last weekend, I summoned my inner Captain Ahab and attempted to climb that very same Yosemite Valley peak.

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Dusty Bookshelf – CRASH – 1973 – J.G. Ballard

by Tony Shea September 7, 2014

Now that I live in New York, I imagine I will have more time for reading, since the Fall and Winter seasons promise to be dark and rainy and cold (thank goodness), as opposed to the perpetually sunny days of Los Angeles that naturally dissuade you from staying indoors with a good book. And since […]

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Who Knew? 6 Facts You Didn’t Know About Buddy Holly

by Shea Garage September 7, 2014

Buddy Holly would have been 78 years old today. You probably know that he was one of rock and roll’s most important pioneers and laid much of the track for the rock and roll train, inspiring and influencing bands as diverse as the Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, the Grateful Dead, and the Ramones. Here’s six facts […]

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I Ate That: The 7-Eleven Iced Honey Bun

by Jay Hood September 3, 2014

Saturated fats are known to raise cholesterol. High levels of LDL cholesterol are known to increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. The American Heart Association recommends a daily intake of 13 grams of saturated fat per day. Oh thank heaven, for 7-Eleven.

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