Thank you – That was fun!

  Prospect Park, Brooklyn,  Monday June 12th, 8am.   Air quality warning from 10am. What precisely are you supposed to do during an air quality warning? Take a deep breath at 9.59am? It’s 8am and I am in Prospect Park to get a few of those breaths. New York would be impossible without its parks.…

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Four bands, a ferry and a fort.

June 9th, 2017  “The Dog that didn’t bark“.  “A pig’s breakfast”. The BBC are all over the animal metaphors this morning.  Any news? Lordy. The DUP? Lordy, is right.   The sun is shining in Brooklyn. I should be outside. I will be outside. I am working on bookings for Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy…

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A) Baseball and Circus B) Big City Folk Song Club

  The ugliness of the election. On both sides, anyone with senses feels soiled.  The ugliness of the election contrasted with the natural beauty of Autumn in the north east. The trees. Unseasonable warmth and blue skies. Beauty against the promise of winter. Ominous. Bread and Circus Meanwhile, the Cubs. The fairytale. Eight years before…

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Thank You For The Music – BCFF Review

Saturday morning, I woke up sweating and switched on the radio to the sound of the Mayor  cautioning people to stay indoors till 9pm, Sunday. The heat advisory, collided precisely with the Big City Folk Festival. Well, why start listening to City Hall now? It was already really hot. I hoped anybody would show up.…

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