Have you got a hard on for New York

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Re: Have you got a hard on for New York

Postby GoogaMooga » 20 Nov 2018, 10:42

Actually, you can browse on the internet, and be surprised. It's not the physical experience, but there are the "Chinese boxes" of recommendations on amazon, and I think ebay offers similar ways. I absolutely love 2nd hand bookshops, even the smell when entering such a place, mmm... That cannot be replaced, granted.
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Re: Have you got a hard on for New York

Postby Snarfyguy » 20 Nov 2018, 21:27

By Googa's logic, I shouldn't bother visiting Paris because it's no longer the 1920s, or London because the Swinging 60s are over, or Tokyo because whatever, but these are electrifying places to visit. They're still Paris, London and Tokyo.

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Re: Have you got a hard on for New York

Postby sloopjohnc » 20 Nov 2018, 21:32

Snarfyguy wrote:By Googa's logic, I shouldn't bother visiting Paris because it's no longer the 1920s.


It came off my bucket list when Josephine Baker died.
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Re: Have you got a hard on for New York

Postby GoogaMooga » 20 Nov 2018, 22:33

sloopjohnc wrote:
Snarfyguy wrote:By Googa's logic, I shouldn't bother visiting Paris because it's no longer the 1920s.


It came off my bucket list when Josephine Baker died.


:lol:
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Re: Have you got a hard on for New York

Postby hippopotamus » 22 Nov 2018, 22:33

I didn't think I'd ever feel over-whelmingly PRO New York. I don't have any memories of The Good Old Days. I lived in New Jersey when I was younger, and it was that big place over there that we used to take oversees visitors to see all the tourist attractions. It wasn't much to me then.

I spent a month there a few years back as an adult. I had friends all over the city so stayed with each of them a while through the lower east side, queens, brooklyn and upper west. It was so great. I didn't have to DO anything to have a great time. I walked down the street "Oh look it's a Dance Parade". Should we get a bagel "Sure, I know the best place just around the corner". I had the best chinese food of my life. One day I deliberately tried to arrange NOTHING to see what happened, and happened to have a friend reach out who had a free ticket to the NYC ballet doing a dress rehearsal.

When you live there the working hours are crazy, and there is all the hassle of living in a city like grittiness, dirtiness and commuting... but as far as cities go, it has it's own thing. It's own thing is a bit eclectic and a bit all forgiving, all allowing and that's cool.
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Re: Have you got a hard on for New York

Postby hippopotamus » 22 Nov 2018, 22:34

I also like how one of my best friends is like the sweetest, meekest, kindest girl in the world who grew up in a Buddhist commune in NYC. But you going down the street with her, I've actually heard her yell at a stranger "I'M WALKIN' HERE!"
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Re: Have you got a hard on for New York

Postby $P.Muff$ » 22 Nov 2018, 23:17

hippopotamus wrote:I lived in New Jersey when I was younger, and it was that big place over there that we used to take oversees visitors to see all the tourist attractions. It wasn't much to me then.

We lived in Vineland, NJ in the early '80s. Since I was very young, all I really remember about it is snow, traffic and the kid who lived next door getting frequent beatings from his Puerto Rican father for being a bedwetter. Vineland started as a Utopian community in the mid 19th century. I think it's safe to say it failed.

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Re: Have you got a hard on for New York

Postby Qube » 25 Nov 2018, 15:52

I've lived in New York for seven years now and it hasn't gotten boring yet... in terms of music, live venues, and cultural experiences, it's all about what you want and are interested. I suspect that going to DIY venues like Death By Audio, Glasslands, 285 Kent, Shea Stadium, etc, etc were every bit as important to me as people who went to CBGB in the 70s, etc. I still love being here every day.

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Re: Have you got a hard on for New York

Postby Count Machuki » 27 Nov 2018, 18:48

The Bulfine Papers (1917) wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:Now, as for live music, you can't beat, or couldn't beat, NY. It was once the home of doo wop, well, guess what - those groups are all long gone.


:o


:lol:

This whole thread is a hoot.
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Re: Have you got a hard on for New York

Postby GoogaMooga » 27 Nov 2018, 19:14

Count Machuki wrote:
The Bulfine Papers (1917) wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:Now, as for live music, you can't beat, or couldn't beat, NY. It was once the home of doo wop, well, guess what - those groups are all long gone.


:o


:lol:

This whole thread is a hoot.


You wouldn't understand, being so much younger than I. Just checked Songkick for every gig in NY for the rest of the month, and there are a lot of concerts, but nothing of interest, hardly any names I know. David Johansen I saw already, with NY Dolls, Bob Dylan is hardly big news. Then there is Linda Clifford, minor Curtom artist, The best bet is Vanilla Fudge, not enough for me to get on that plane. I'd imagine it's all like that, all new names, all younger than myself, why should I care. Everyone is DEAD. It's over, and if you missed the boat, your loss. :P
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Re: Have you got a hard on for New York

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 27 Nov 2018, 20:39

Not enough that we have to deal with your 'quirkiness', now you appear to be turning into a bit of a wanker.

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Re: Have you got a hard on for New York

Postby Rayge » 27 Nov 2018, 21:02

The Bulfine Papers (1917) wrote:Not enough that we have to deal with your 'quirkiness', now you appear to be turning into a bit of a wanker.


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Re: Have you got a hard on for New York

Postby Stille Baron » 27 Nov 2018, 21:10

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Re: Have you got a hard on for New York

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 27 Nov 2018, 21:18

oh for fuck's sake it's just his first name and it's one of the most common in Denmark. It's as if someone stuck JOHN up there.

Cool yer boots. I'll take it down.
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Re: Have you got a hard on for New York

Postby GoogaMooga » 27 Nov 2018, 21:39

I don't understand why a rebuttal is such a terrible thing. It's like a free pass at me. I am usually polite and take things in my stride, but if that is all that it takes, then it is stifling.
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Re: Have you got a hard on for New York

Postby Count Machuki » 27 Nov 2018, 21:50

GoogaMooga wrote:Everyone is DEAD.


Not Thom Yorke. Nor Kamasi Washington.
Both of whom are playing in NYC in November.
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Re: Have you got a hard on for New York

Postby GoogaMooga » 27 Nov 2018, 21:53

Count Machuki wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:Everyone is DEAD.


Not Thom Yorke. Or Kamasi Washington.
Both of whom are playing in NYC in November.


I did not mean it literally. It was a way of saying that my time is over. I think most people will reach a point in their lives where they stop following new names and just look back with nostalgia.
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Re: Have you got a hard on for New York

Postby Count Machuki » 27 Nov 2018, 21:56

Your loss.
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Re: Have you got a hard on for New York

Postby GoogaMooga » 27 Nov 2018, 21:57

Count Machuki wrote:Your loss.


Exactly.
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Re: Have you got a hard on for New York

Postby the masked man » 30 Nov 2018, 19:52

I haven’t reached that point and I’m 53. Something great is always round the corner.