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This is, of course, a very powerful song of U2’s that is amazing when seen live - which I’ve been lucky enough to witness a number of times - but the most memorable time I have seen this song performed wasn’t even by U2 - my wife and I were visiting New York City for a long weekend years ago and were hanging out in one of our favorite bars in the village - and they had this guy playing the guitar - and he had the best taste in music - and he played this song - just him and his guitar - and it was mesmerizing…

I just found out that that bar closed late last year and now I’m heartbroken. It was the Slane Public House on MacDougal. The story is that they didn’t go out of business but were kicked out by the owners - who have a big money deal with developers. It really makes me not want to go back to New York. Slane had a lot of ties to U2 - it was an Irish bar named after Slane Castle - which was on the cover of The Unforgettable Fire - and where U2 has played a number of huge shows. Bono used to come in sometimes when he was in town and there was a photo of him and the owner behind the bar. We used to go there on every trip to New York. Guinness and the breeze from the large open windows, the game on and U2 playing….

A few years ago on a trip to London we went to see a performance of Peter Pan in a large tent in the middle of Kensington Gardens - not far from where  J.M. Barrie wrote Peter Pan - it was great show - in the round with special effects and flying - the one thing that sticks out was the crowd - the Brits - they love to interact with shows - during the fight scenes between Peter and Hook all these kids were screaming - “Get him! Get him Peter!” - It was great! -  and is something we repeat in our family all the time when the need arises… High-res

A few years ago on a trip to London we went to see a performance of Peter Pan in a large tent in the middle of Kensington Gardens - not far from where  J.M. Barrie wrote Peter Pan - it was great show - in the round with special effects and flying - the one thing that sticks out was the crowd - the Brits - they love to interact with shows - during the fight scenes between Peter and Hook all these kids were screaming - “Get him! Get him Peter!” - It was great! -  and is something we repeat in our family all the time when the need arises…

On our VIP tour at Universal Studios last month we got to go through their very cool prop warehouse. We saw Sheldon’s large desk from Big Bang Theory, props reserved for future episodes of New Girl and Revenge and a ton of other things!

Well - we couldn’t hold on - and ODU ends up losing to NC State 46-34 - the defense wore down significantly in the second half - we needed a perfect game by the offense and got one for a lot of the game - but mistakes were made and we paid. It was a lot of fun to go to, though, and a lot of ODU fans made the trip - State’s fans were a class act and their stadium is really, really nice - there is some serious money here and it shows… High-res

Well - we couldn’t hold on - and ODU ends up losing to NC State 46-34 - the defense wore down significantly in the second half - we needed a perfect game by the offense and got one for a lot of the game - but mistakes were made and we paid. It was a lot of fun to go to, though, and a lot of ODU fans made the trip - State’s fans were a class act and their stadium is really, really nice - there is some serious money here and it shows…

On our western adventure a few weeks ago we drove by the Walt Disney Studios - got out and looked through the gate - a security guard came out and talked to us for a few minutes - he asked my daughter if she can name all the dwarfs holding up the building - and she nailed it - we could see some of the older buildings in the back from Walt Disney’s days - I wish they did tours - how epic would that be…

The City

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Grand Central Station and got wind they’re coming on
And the goodness yesterday
No one round oh and I still recognize
Her after all these years and she still looks the same
She still looks the same

The city keeps on going
We just keep on rolling
The city keeps on going
We just keep on rolling, rolling on, rolling on

So while in California I kept seeing all these people with their cameras on the end of sticks taking selfies and movies of themselves - I then coined the term Narcisstick - or I thought I did - because it was already thought of - the Narcis Stick High-res

So while in California I kept seeing all these people with their cameras on the end of sticks taking selfies and movies of themselves - I then coined the term Narcisstick - or I thought I did - because it was already thought of - the Narcis Stick