Skip to content

These Days: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017


A Tales Of Two Newspapers: I read two papers on a daily basis, the conservative New York Post and the democrat New York Times. In the past I’ve figured it gives me a clearer vision of where the country is going  but in 2017 the Post is a Trump apologists. It is a great paper, very lively, extremely intelligent, but it is now stuck defending the exceptional and the scary. This starts showing huge rifts in their reporting. Where is the mea culpa to de Blasio for claiming crime was going to rage uncontrollable under his administration? Apparently you could lose the self evidently racist stop and frisk and the city wouldn’t be shipped to 1977 when you weren’t looking. It is a guy like Michael Goodwin, who went from anyone but to only The Donald without breaking stride, that puts the seeds of doubt. As for the Times, they need a sense of state and church (you know: the one the Government wants to abolish). I can appreciate what they are going through but 1 -Bannon got one thin right, NYT were so bullied by the Clintons it missed the mood of the country and 2 – while the Trump administration are such  congenital liars it is hard to tell when they tells the truth, they do from time to time. You can’t attack everything always, even I get sick of it.

Oldies: I’ve been listening to a lot of Charlie Parker for the last two days. Well, who hasn’t, right? But that Live On The Savoy from New York: Miles Davis (or Kenny Dorham) on trumpet and Max Roach at the drums, and Tadd Dameron or Al Haig at the ivories, it’ll change your life. If heroine alone could make you play like that, we’d all be junkies.

Newies: 2017 has three names, Rhiannon Giddens (who I have every reason to expect to see on stage sooner rather than later),Wiley (who knows when I’ll get to see him),  and Ryan Adams (next Thursday) and that defines 2017 so far.

Movies: I just watched “Arrival” again. Maybe I was off my feed the first time, it is the best movie of 2016 and it made as great a case for Pro-Life as I have ever seen. Me? I’m very pro choice, even though my child would have been 25 if somebody else hadn’t also been pro choice. But even at the personal cost, not having enough people in this world is not a problem and not an issue.

Television: Still haven’t gotten around to 24: Legacy. John Oliver is back on Sunday. PS The interview in the Times was awful.

The Presidency As A Business Ploy: Military eyes leasing space at Trump Tower to beef up security when President is in town.

Yemen Withdraws Permission for U.S. Antiterror Ground Missions: Suspend their visas to the US, that’ll show em. Oh wait, you already did. So after using their territory for raids, killing their civilians with an ill conceived and executed raid, you disinvite em. What an ass..

Death: The great English character actor Alec McGowan dead at 91 (you may remember him from “Frenzy”), Richard Hatch of Battlestar Galactica dead at 91, Irwin “Charlie Chaplin with a  college education Corey dead at 101.

Leave a Comment


Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at

The Daisy Jopling Band To Perform “Who’s Who” At The Transfiguration Church In Tarrytown, NY Sunday May 12th, 2024 7 PM ET

By admin | May 9, 2024 |

The Transfiguration Church in Tarrytown, New York Presents “Who’s Who”, original violin arrangements of iconic songs by The Who performed by the Daisy Jopling Band featuring the Sleepy Hollow High School Chamber Orchestra on Sunday, May 12th, 2024. Location: Transfiguration Church 268 South Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591 United States Tickets are $25 and can be…

Cyborg Drummer/DJ DRMAGDN Headlining Montauk Music Fest

By admin | April 9, 2024 |

Major Label BMG Records Artist & Producer DRMAGDN Cyborg Drummer / DJ will be making his Montauk Music Fest debut this year in May. DRMAGDN will be the Official Host & MC of The Montauk Music Fest plus play headlining sets on Friday 5/17 and Saturday 5/18 from 10pm-12am at Gurney’s Montauk Resort (290 Old…

RED CARPET EVENT @ Chelsea Table & Stage 4/12/24 Featuring THE AMERICAN RELICS & DRMAGDN

By admin | March 25, 2024 |

On Friday April 12th, 2024 beginning at 6:30 pm ET  there will be a Red Carpet event pre-show sponsored by Tribeca Records at the trendy nightspot Chelsea Table and Stage located in the heart of Chelsea at 152 west 26th street (inside the Hilton Fashion Hotel) in NYC. The Red Carpet will be followed by…

Live Review: Composer Randy Edelman Live at Chelsea T&S “2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Massacre” 03/16/24 and Record Release in NYC

By admin | March 17, 2024 |

There was an infinite vitality of velvet green flowing deliciously through the air as Composer Randy Edelman presented his 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Massacre at the trendy new nightspot Chelsea Table & Stage in the heart of NYC on March 16, 2024….. a vivacious close to the spirited Irish Parade. His music is the…

DRMAGDN: Cyborg Drummer/DJ Debuts @ Chelsea T&S With Retro 80’s Party & Red Carpet Event 4/12/24

By admin | February 29, 2024 |

BMG recording artist, producer and World renowned, Global Touring Electrifying Powerhouse, DRMAGDN: Cyborg Drummer and DJ will make his debut at the popular, trendy night spot Chelsea Table & Stage (located at 152 west 26th street inside the Hilton Hotel) on  Friday April 12, 2024 @ 9:00PM. DRMAGDN will be celebrating his high energy brand of Electronic Dance Music (EDM)…

Going Steady: New Singles 2-23-24- 2-29-24 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2024 |

dance pop, gooey confection

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 2-16-24 – 2-22-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2024 |

75K EAUs is abysmal

Our Friend Tony Orlando’s Farewell Tour

By admin | February 25, 2024 |

“I still hit the ball, I just can’t run the bases!!!”

Sneak Peaks: New Album releases 3-1-24 – 3-7-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2024 |

contenders for the best punk rock around

Child Bite, Lamb Of God, Pantera At Madison Square Garden, Thursday, February 22nd, 2024, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2024 |

A three hours of hard rock, metal not metal, swift, loud, egoless pure metal

Scroll To Top