Happy Birthday Elvis: The King’s 78th!

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Today Mr. Elvis Presley would have been 78 years old! Hard to believe considering he, much like Marilyn Monroe, never seemed to waver in popularity. I’d dare say he is the most celebrated American Musician of the 20th century, and rightfully so.  Continue reading

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L’Ensemble Du Jour: The Woodstock Generation

43 years ago today, one of the most important events in the history of music took place right here in New York State. Woodstock was THE concert event of the 20th century, and those who were lucky enough to be there for those three magical days on Yasgur’s Farm surely remember it (unless of course they took the brown acid, lol)! Continue reading

Just A Girl: Gwen Stefani, Fashionista Fatale!

When I was a teenager in the mid 90’s, there was this awesome music video channel called “The Box”. Unlike MTV, this network charged viewer’s to select a video that they wanted to see. Well, one fateful day in 1995, someone had requested No Doubt’s debut video “Just A Girl” about 25 times in a row. I was completely transfixed on the television. While the song was amazing (and still gives me goosebumps to this day), there was something about that energetic blonde with the pinup perfect hair and unique sense of style that I just could not get enough of. From that moment on, I had become a die-hard “Gwenabee”! Continue reading

Adios Billy’s Antiques: NYC Landmark Says Goodbye, Bowery Style!

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My earliest memory of Billy’s is of driving past it every morning on my way to elementary school. Whenever we got stopped at the light on Houston & Bowery, homeless men would bombard the car and before you could say otherwise, they were spraying the windshield with cloudy blue liquid, smearing a soiled rag across its surface, making it dirtier than it originally was.  The streets were desolate, just empty lots full of debris and overgrown weeds.  Not exactly the kind of place you would want to spend time, unless of course you were looking to score some drugs. Continue reading