In the fall of 2019, Heidi and I visited a pre-sale exhibition of modern art at Christie's in NYC. It was a revelation on a number of levels. First, there were just so many works on display by a huge variety of big name artists. Many had been in private collections for decades, and presumably [...]
Daily Commute LVI
It’s Coney Island, Baby
This week, our “get out and stay sane” event was a visit to MoMA, which recently reopened. The number of visitors is limited, and you need a timed entrance ticket, unless you are the guest of a staff member or volunteer, in which case you can waltz right in(1). @MoMA sculpture garden w/ PS H1 [...]
Daily Commute LIV
The “stay at home” order has been lifted, so we ventured into the city to see what’s what. Masks were worn at all times during this excursion. The area around the Port Authority Bus Terminal was pretty sketchy. All the tourists and commuters and theatre-goers are gone. The homeless and the drug-dealers and the junkies [...]
This is an amazing exhibit at the Morgan Library (only 'till next weekend, sorry). It a room full of bits and bobs signed by, or written by, just about every famous person you could imagine from the past 500 years, including: Francis Drake Leon Trotsky Ernest Shackleton Hirohito The Beatles Mata Hari Charles Darwin [...]
Canucks in NYC on Memorial Day weekend
CPJF @TSP in NYC
Chillin' at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at Tompkins Square Park in the East Village. Now on-stage: the Jack DeJohnette - the Dave Holland - and the Jason Moran. Previously, Allan Harris and the Donny McCaslin Group were nice discoveries.
Take me out to the thunderstorm.
Blue Jays down 6-0 to the Yankees after 5 innings, but then the bats came alive. It was 12-6 when we left in the 8th.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Afternoon
We went to the matinée of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime yesterday. Heidi loved it. I thought it was very good, but too "shouty" (if that's a word) compared to the tone of the book. And Hoo Boy! was it hot in NYC yesterday!
These foolish things
St. Ann and St. John
Had dinner at Sparks steakhouse, which is notorious for being the place where John Gotti took control of the Gambino mob, by having Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti gunned down in 1985. They also serve the most ridiculously massive steaks I've ever seen. I sat next to Bob Gardner, of New World Technology Partners, who [...]