Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Another relic: My Good God LP on Atlantic, 1972


This is the back cover, and there I am in the credits as producer.

I don't remember why I thanked Michael Cuscuna -- did he help hook me up at Atlantic?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Finally -- a copy of one of my Rolling Stone articles!

Finally, one of my RS articles has appeared online!

I wrote for Rolling Stone so long ago (1970!) that the stories have never been archived digitally, and I surely never had enough forethought to save hard copies.

But thanks to a new Facebook friend, one of old pieces has hit the Intert00bZ.

Hard to read, I know, but aren't we all!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Kiss me, I'm Jewish -- and Irish!



Tomorrow, St. Patrick’s Day, is Dad’s birthday.

As long as I remember, our family has had fun with the coincidence of these two auspicious days, as we subtly mutate into Irish Jews, mostly at Dad’s expense.

We have given him presents like shamrock cufflinks and shamrock ties, green shirts and sweaters and endless dinners of corned beef and cabbage.

Dad, bless his heart, pretends like he likes it, and used to proudly point out that three times in recent history a Jew held the post of Lord Mayor of Dublin.

I hadn’t thought to look it up until today, but it’s all true, and the first Lord Mayor in question was The Honorable Bobbie Briscoe (photo above), a Sinn-Fein man elected for a one-year term in 1956 and again in 1961.  His son Ben also served as Lord Mayor.

After hearing that there was a Jewish Lord Mayor of Dublin, Yogi Berra allegedly said “Only in America!”
I say: Happy Birthday, Daddy!  grin