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Captiva Island, Fla. Photo by Paul Goldfinger. © Undated.

REBECCA LUKER AND MARC JACOBY  from the 1994 Broadway production revival of Showboat.  This show was written by Jerome Kern (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics.)

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Lovegrove Gallery at Matlacha, Pine Island. March 2017. Paul Goldfinger photo.

SUFJAN STEVENS  “No Man’s Land”  from the movie Little Miss Sunshine.

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The group is called Slowdive, and the song is “Sugar For the Pill.”  Brian O’Reilly of OG submitted this. He says that he likes this music “very much” and that it is a “new direction” for this performer.

I found this:   “After more than two decades, famed English shoegaze pioneers Slowdive have come back in impressive fashion. The second new song to be released from their upcoming album is a punchy new single called Sugar for the Pill. On the bass drum-driven track, the band embraces the same washed-out waves of sound that helped them gain acclaim in the first place, providing listeners with a relaxing new song with which to spend their self-reflection time.”

The music department at Blogfinger agrees with the above. The video is hypnotic.


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Tommy Bahama’s restaurant in Naples, Florida. Paul Goldfinger photo © February, 2017. Click to enlarge

Link to our 2016 post about Tommy Bahama in Naples  (Fla, not Italy)

Naples, Florida 2016

EMMA STONE AND RYAN GOSLING   “City of Stars”  From the movie La La Land  (Academy Award winning soundtrack)

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The holiday’s just another day that’s cold
Standing all alone under the mistletoe
I don’t feel the cheer, ooh, without you here
There’s no red and white stripes on a candy cane
And Silent Night just wouldn’t sound the same
Where’d the magic go?
All I know is me without you is like a present without a bow


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…….the few remaining tents that are standing are being taken over by the squirrels and the leaves…..By Bob Bowné. October 2016. Special to Blogfinger ©

…….the few remaining tents that are standing are being taken over by the squirrels and the leaves…..By Bob Bowné. Ocean Grove, NJ.    October 2016. Special to Blogfinger


BOB DYLAN:   Nobel Prize Winner 2016. From his album Shadows in the Night.

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Central Park.  August, 2014.  Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Central Park. August, 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo © Click to enlarge

NAT KING COLE   (requested by Kevin Chambers)  The song is by Ray Noble from 1941, and there was a movie of the same name that featured this song.

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Perry Young. Sept. 4, 2016. Ocean Grove near the boardwalk. Paul Goldfinger photo. . ©

Perry Young. Sept. 4, 2016. Ocean Grove near the boardwalk. Paul Goldfinger photo.  ©

I struck up a conversation with Perry when I spotted his Planotones shirt. We chatted near the large American flag.   Perry is from Milton,  New Hampshire.  Originally he was from Queens, NY, but he left there in 2003.

Perry was at the World Trade Center on 9-11, and in his words, “I was fortunate to escape the falling north tower.”   Perry was a member of the Painters Union.

Perry Young has been visiting Ocean Grove for nearly 40 years.  He says that it is a very special place for him,  and he  is drawn to it and loves to come here each summer. His favorite hotel is the Shawmont. He knows a lot about the town and this area, and I invited him to share some anecdotes with our viewers.

Perry and his daughter Christine are Blogfinger fans. In a subsequent  email he said, “I along with my daughter Christine will always be following Blogfinger.net.  I enjoyed looking at all the photos you have posted on your website.  I also thought your history in the medical field was awesome.   Your friend, Perry.”

We became fast friends, and Perry asked me to pose for a picture, but I agreed only after he said I could take his picture in the Planotone shirt. We sent a copy of the photo to Christine, and she was thrilled.

He and I are both fans of Kenny Vance and the Planotones.  We miss seeing Kenny and the boys at the OG Doo Wops.  Kenny had an illness, but now  he is reported to be in good condition.   Kenny  has not, so far, returned to touring.   He is working on publishing some unrecorded tapes of music from that era.

Kenny Vance and the Planotones. Undated Internet photo.

Kenny Vance and the Planotones. Undated Internet photo.

We talked about Kenny and his marvelous falsetto and close harmonies with his group.  I should have asked Perry to do the Planotone Walk.  Maybe next time we could find two porkpie hats and some shades to do a video.

We agreed that one of Kenny’s most marvelous songs was “Gloria”—–a beautiful and sad love song that all the fans of that era know to be the gold standard for excellence from that musical genre.   Here is a link to our 2013 post about Kenny and this song.


Perry confided that his favorite Planotones song is “Oceans of Time.”  I never heard that song before, but you can appreciate why Perry favors it:

Hopefully we will see Perry back again in the near future.







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