Yes Boys and Girls, New York City has without a doubt and By-Far The World's Single Greatest Skyline .... Yes there are others that are quite Wonderful, like Hong Kong, Paris, and .... ???? When it comes to a Great Skyline and Thee # 1 Best Undisputed Champ, You Can Not Beat
New York .. No Other City even comes close. New York with Wonderful Iconic Buildings like, The very cool Triangular "Flatiron Building, The World's Most Beautiful Skyscraper by Far "The Chrysler Building, The Citicorp Building, The Lipstick Building and The World's Most Famous Skyscraper of all "No Matter That It's No Longer The Tallest" The World's Undisputed Champ "The EmPIRE STATE BUILDING" of New York ...
We had The Twin Towers which were Cool, "Side-By-Side Skyscrapers" but sadly we all know what happened to them on that fateful day 9/11 2001 .. WTC1 "World Trade Center 1" and Other Buildings that are making up the new World Trade Center Complex has reached its highest heights and is part of the new and ever changing New York Skyline. These new buildings can't match the effect of those Two Giants standing side-by-side, but there's nothing we can do about them. Well when they first went up, many did not care for them, they were ridiculed as being Ugly, Horrible Architecture and what-not, but people grew to Love them eventually Especially after they were destroyed.
Anyway, back to the main point of this little piece and tribut to the World's greatest Most Beautiful Skyline of All, "New York"
Stormin Norman Swarzkopf, the Great American General who led The U.S. and Coalition Forces in The 1991 Gulf War Against Iraq ... Born in 1934 in Trenton, New Jersey, Swarzkopf attended The United States Military Academy at West Point. He did Two Tours of Duty in Vietnam and led the U.S. Army into Grenada. He once told a room full of reporters: "As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he's a great military man, I want you to know that."
Went to the movies twice in the past 3 days. Well not in the normal sense, as I only saw one movie, not Two. But I did go to the Movies twice. On Sunday December 23rd I went to see Argo. It was my second choice of what I wanted to see. I wanted to see Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino. I'm a big Tarantino fan and I've been waiting for Quentin to make another Masterpiece ever since Pulp Fiction 20 years ago. Could Django be It? Well, obviously I didn't see Django on Sunday as it wasn't in theaters yet. It was opening Christmas Day, two days later on Tuesday December 24, 2012 .. Oh Well? I'll have to see something else. So yes, I decided on Argo which was getting rave reviews. OK, here you go Boys and Girls. In a Nut-Shell, Argo is a very good movie. Yes very good. But as the media and Hollywood tend to do, it is kind of over hiped. Yes, Argo is a Dam good movie, but it's not as they (the Media and Hollywood) are pro-porting Great, and thee Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread. Yes, it's worth going to see. Well for some, $13.50 is a lot of Money to dish out for a movie that eventually you'll be able to see for free or much cheaper than $13.50 a head, but I just wanted to go out, do something and be entertained, and I was. Argo is a good movie and worth seeing, but if you ask me am I recommending you go run out and see it, and not wait to see it for free, then No! It's not great enough to have to run out and see it right away. Heck, it's not even great as much of the media is coining it. It is Very Good and I liked it, but there's no-way I'm going to call Argo Great, but if you really don't have anything to do on some particular night, and just want to go to a movie and don't mind shelling out $13.50 a head, then go, "You Will Like It" and not feel ripped-off. So there. Now, back to Django, "Django Unchained" Quentin Tarantino's latest. Yes I loved Pulp Fiction, I liked Reservoir Dogs, Didn't like Jackie Brown, nor kill Bill 1 or 2, and defiantly not Inglorious Bastards. I loved True Romance which Mr. Tarantino wrote the Screenplay to but did not direct. Now just for Reservoir Dogs and his Masterpiece "Pulp Fiction" Quentin Tarantino is like Gold to me. So I wanted to see Django. Yes I went to see Argo just two nights before, and now two nights later, Christmas Night I'm lookin to go to the movies again, and I want to see Django Unchained. So after a nice Christmas Meal over some friends house and everyone leaves, I' m thinking about Django, and I want to go see it. So I take the F Train to 6th Ave and 14th Street and walk three blocks to The Regal Union Square Cinema where Django is playing. I know there's a chance it might be sold out, and when I get up to the ticket sell, Yes it is, "Sold Out" that is. So, now here it is on the 26th and I've not seen Django. I went home and watched How The Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey. Hey it was good. I enjoyed it. The costumes and scenery were great. Jim Carrey was great, it's a Christmas Movie, which I love, and it was Free, "Not $13.50" and That's Good. Well yes, I do want to go see Django Unchained, and hoping it will be, if not a masterpiece, then Dam Good anyway. Will I see it at a theater or at home? Well I think I will make it to the cinema, maybe this Friday night, and when I do. I'll let you know, so for now Django is still Unchained. Daniel Bellino Zwicke
YES BOYS and GIRLS, IT'S BACK! Had One Yesterday, and My Second Today ... What? The "McRib" It's Back and I've Had two!! This Is BETTER Than Christmas. WHERE? McDonalds on 6th Avenue Between 14th and 15th Streets in New York City ... YES! NEW YORK NEW YORK !!! We've got The "McRib" BACK ! Oh HAPPY DAY! When The McRib Comes, Oh Yes McRib Has Come ! And Guess What? The Rolling Stones are Back Too! Wow, This Is Too Much Happiness, The Stones and The McRib Both Back and All in The Same Month December 2012, One of The Greatest Months of Any YEAR EVER ! "McRib" NEWS FLASH Sunday December 16, 2012 "McRib" AVAILABLE at McDonalds on Broadway (Just South of Astor Place) New York, NY .... YUMMY !!!
THIS Is a LETTER I Wrote to Jim Farber at The NEW YORK DAILY NEWS on His article/review on the ROLLING STONES CONCERT at Brooklyn's Barclay's Center on December 8, 2012
Hi Jim, Thanks for the great piece "Satisfaction" (Rolling Stones) .... I'm a lifelong Stones Fan from the early 60's when The Stones first started, I was like 5 years old. And with all the "Shitty Music" they make these days I've grown to Love The Stones and all the Great Rock, R&B, and Pop Artists of the 60s and 70s even more, as they make barely any good music anymore these days. I don't understand it. With a very few exception like Alicia Keyes, Cee Lo Green and a "VERY FEW OTHERS" I think "The Music These Days SUCKS" !!!!!
That's why the Greatest Rock-n-Roll Band The Rolling Stones are so important, and I as well as Many Millions "Thank" those guys for still keeping it together, for all the "Crappy Music" these days and lack of Anything Good, we can still pull out the Old Vinyl and listen to all the great R&B, Pop, and Rock acts of the 60s and 70s along with Greats like; Frank Sinatra, Dino, Sammy, Tony B, Louis Prima, Louis Armstrong and 100s of others. Thank God for the 50s 60s and 70s otherwise all we'd have is the "Shit of Today" Thank God He Created The Rolling Stones. "Or was that Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the rest?" Well, yes God did have some hand in it, "I think."
Sorry, I got off on a tangent. Can't help it when I Think About The Very Sad Fact That Rock has Died. replaced by "Shit Crap RAP Techno and Whatever They Call All The Other Garbage" they so "Wrongfully" call music these days. "It's A SIN." !!! And I don't believe it's a generational thing as I grew up loving my generations Music The Beatles, The Stones, Pop, R&B, and hard Rock along with Loving my Mom and Dads Music as well, like; Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat king Cole, Louis Armstrong and others. And I remember driving around Jersey in my Dads Plymouth listening to the Radio and my Dad singing along and loving the Music. He was of a older generation and Loved all the Big Band; Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and such which he always talked about "Playing Hooky" from school and going to see the Big Bands with His Buddies at the Paramount Theater, a Live Big Band (The Top Acts of The Day) and a Movie for just .50 Cents ..... And that's why I can't go see the Stones, $450 and Up for tickets plus working in the restaurant business I'd have to take off work and lose over $150 in pay. Even if I could get tickets, it would cost me more than $700 to see the Stones. I love the Stones and wanted to see them one more time (seen them Twice before at much more REASONABLE Prices according to the TIME) ..
Well Jim, I don't know if you're going to read this "long-winded" letter. Sorry I didn't originally want to right it so long, but I got going and couldn't stop. Loved Your article on The STONES, especially the first 4 paragraphs, which gave me a good feel for the show. I Always have my Great Rolling Stones Vinyl Record Collections (about 30 Albums) along when I went to see the Stones 2 times in the 70s, I've seen Mick Jagger around town, mostly in Night Clubs and Bars, and when I used to be the Maitre'd at Celebrity Central Restaurant "Da Silvano" I got Keith Richards autograph on a baseball that also has Johnny Bench's signature on it. I took care of Tons of Celebrity's over the years and Keef is the only person I ever asked for an Autograph. "He was Great." Anyway thanks for writing such a good article and painting a good picture of the Concert.