Monthly Archives: August 2011


Not the hurricane, the song! The recording you just listened to – you did click on the link and listen to it, didn’t you?!? – was recorded in New York City, circa August 1943, by Moe Asch. It features Lead Belly singing and … Continue reading

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The “Premiere Issue” of Acoustic Guitar magazine arrived in my mailbox in July of 1990. With a black & white photo of classical guitarist Sharon Isbin on the cover, the feature article was called “My First Guitar” and subtitled “Tales of … Continue reading

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Three Days In August

The first day was Friday, August 12th. It was, as you readers know, my wedding anniversary and, after a delicious and leisurely dinner at the Blue Latitudes restaurant in downtown Dover, my wife and I strolled over to Henry Law Park … Continue reading

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33 Years

Late in the afternoon Of Saturday, August 12, 1978, In the sanctuary of the First Congregational Church of Park Ridge, NJ, The Reverend Herbert B. Yeager officiating, In front of family and friends, I sang this song To my bride. … Continue reading

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This past May, Bob Dylan celebrated his 70th birthday. In the May 23rd edition of The New York Times, author and educator David Hajdu had an essay published entitled “Forever Young? In Some Ways, Yes.” Mr. Hajdu puts forth the suggestion that … Continue reading

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