Central Park, 2014.  By Paul Goldfinger   ©


Emmylou Harris.

Emmylou Harris.


Duke pondering his choices on the OG beach.    Photograph by Lee Morgan ©

Duke pondering his choices on the OG beach. Photograph  and text by Lee Morgan.  Blogfinger staff ©

“I know, I know!  The consequences of my being good will follow me like my own shadow. And, if I’m not?  My walks on the beach might be like pulling a loaded cart of canned dog food.

“Who needs that?”

ISRAEL “IZ” KAMAKAWIWO’OLE   “White Sandy Beach of Hawaii.”   (Music suggested by Lee Morgan)

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole aka “Iz” was a gifted singer and ukulele player best known for his Hawaiian songs. In addition, he was known to have taken standards and make them his own. His ability to incorporate other genres into his songbook has influenced Hawaiian music to this day.  Listen to his cover of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Iz died at the age of 38 in 1997 or heart and respiratory problems.


Deal Lake 2005.  By Paul  Goldfinger ©

Deal Lake 2005. By Paul Goldfinger ©

THE TRAVELING WILBURYS   (Vol 1, 1988:  George Harrison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne.)  Don’t hang up until the very end.


Eileen: A Portrait


This is a darkroom print originally posted on BF in 2013. I’m tempted to re-do it with some softwear help, but there’s something about a silver print with a bit of fading and coloring—-sort of a patina that can occur as the chemical effects begin to change and which causes the print to be one-of-a-kind no matter how many digital copies are made.


Nora Jones and the Willies made a wonderful recording which we posted in  2013 (click “view original” below)  with this image, but here is something that also fits.  It is from a tribute by Paul McCartney  and Eric Clapton  to George Harrison who wrote the song  “Something:”    Harrison liked ukuleles.

Originally posted on Blogfinger:

Captiva Island.  By Paul Goldfinger  © Captiva Island. By Paul Goldfinger ©


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Lion Tamer.


A remarkable photo from his circus series by Moe Demby of Ocean Grove who was on assignment for a major New Jersey newspaper. He is now a member of the Blogfinger staff.

Originally posted on Blogfinger:

By Moe Demby  @Blogfinger.  From the Circus Series. ©   By Moe Demby @Blogfinger. From the Circus Series. ©

AARON WEINSTEIN  from his album  “A Handful of Stars”     George Gershwin’s “Someone to Watch Over Me.”

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Rain will continue Wednesday morning then become light and likely end around midday as we get a brief break with some milder weather Wednesday afternoon

Meanwhile an arctic cold front will approach the area from the northwest Wednesday night.   Rain Wednesday evening will change to sleet for a couple of hours and then over to snow from north to south in the timeframe between midnight and 5am early Thursday morning.  In the local Monmouth County area, this changeover to snow looks to occur around 3am or 4am.

Snow continues Thursday with final snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches likely across the entire state, with central and southern section having a better chance of seeing the higher end of that range.

The snow will continue, but become lighter Thursday afternoon.  Temperatures will be falling through the 20s during the day on Thursday.

A cold day follows on Friday before sunshine and moderating temperatures over the weekend.

Source: Modified from Rick Cuttrell’s forecast, Tri-State Storm Watch

By Paul Goldfinger.  Untitled.  2015. ©

By Paul Goldfinger. Untitled. 2015. ©

STACEY KENT.  This song, written by Hoagy Carmichael in 1939, was performed in the 1952 film Las Vegas Story by Charmichael and Jane Russell (va-va-voom!)


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