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 Paul Goldfinger ©   Click to enlarge.   NY Street Series.  5th Avenue near the Metropolitan Museum of Art.



THE HOT SARDINES:    “Zazou  (Sweet Sue)”


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Two Goldfingers with the Bond car. St. Armand Circle, Sarasota, Fla. 2013.

Two Goldfingers with the Bond car. St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, Fla.  Click to enlarge.  Eileen Goldfinger photo ©   Repost from 2016.


CARLY SIMON from The Spy Who Loved Me


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Paul Goldfinger. May, 2022.    “America….I gave my best to you.”  Click to enlarge.©  An American kitchen 1940-1946.  A telegram delivered.  A Gold star in the window.


NORAH JONES    “American Anthem”  from the movie soundtrack The War.  A theme for Memorial Day.

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The Grove…..lighting the dark. Paul Goldfinger © Click to enlarge.


JEFF BECK:  “A Day in the Life”  (Live)   By the Beatles:


“I read the news today, oh boy
About a lucky man who made the grade
And though the news was rather sad
Well, I just had to laugh
I saw the photograph.”


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Pocono mountains, Scotrun, Pennsylvania.   Dogwood.  May 18, 2022.  Click to enlarge. Paul Goldfinger photo.  ©



SIR ROLAND HANNA PLAYS GERSHWIN:   “Bess, You Is My Woman Now.” From Porgy and Bess.


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Paul Goldfinger photo. 2021.  Click to enlarge.  A secret place…



BERNADETTE PETERS   “You’ll Never Know.”


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New York City apartment.  Paul Goldfinger ©


BING CROSBY  from the album Shall We Dance. Irving Berlin wrote it in the 1920’s.  The Ritz was an opulent hotel.


In 1946, Fred Astaire performed the song with a chorus of top hat and tails dancers in the movie “Blue Skies.”



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Once upon a time, the OGHOA actually accomplished something. Paul Goldfinger action photo. ©


Korean War vets in Middletown, NJ, APP photo. Their friends died in battle.


By Paul Goldfinger, CIC  (Complainer in Chief at Blogfinger.net)

At the next meeting of the OGHOA, May 28, a singing group from Neptune High School will be performing.

According to the party committee of the Groaners, “In celebration of Memorial Day weekend we will having the Scarlet Sound Acapella group to perform live at our meeting.  It’s a special Holiday weekend–let’s have some fun and enjoy a great live performance….”.

And then they say, “The OGHOA will be making a $200 contribution to support the arts at the High School in gratitude for this dynamic singing group coming to perform at our meeting. If you would be willing to add a small contribution on your own, please bring a check- or you can give a cash donation at the meeting. We thank you so much in advance!”

So the Groaners want to have “fun” to celebrate Memorial Day.   Do they not know what the  Memorial Day holiday is about? Even the annual Neptune  parade honors our military as the main theme of the holiday.

Cancel the concert and organize a poppy sale to benefit veterans organizations in town.  Eileen and  I will be selling poppies at Shop Rite in Eatontown for the Jewish War Veterans, Post 125, Jersey Shore.

And the Groaners have the gall to ask you to send money for the NHS music program.  Who authorized them to spend the group’s $200,00?  The HOA is not a charitable association;  it does have an actual mission.  (see below.)

And, given all that we pay for the Neptune Board of Education as part of our taxes, do the Groaners really think we need to give more?


Here is their mission statement from their website: “The mission of the OGHOA is to protect and enhance property values and the quality of life in Ocean Grove. To that end, the Association provides a gathering place and forum for members and interested residents to discuss and exchange information and ideas about issues of concern to Ocean Grove homeowners.

So, instead of worrying about funding the Scarlet Flier Sound Machine, they should put their $200.00 into their chronically underfunded Legal Fund which could be used to sue any of the many who seek to damage the Ocean Grove Master Plan.

And since the Groaners have now lost their way,  we need to remind them to get to work on:

a. their pathetic response to the the forthcoming North End Fiasco, Inc.

b. pushing for parking permits for our residents

c. insisting on free beach badges for the poor in Neptune  (the town; not the planet)

d. evaluating the Airbnb situation

e. confronting the lack of affordable rentals and houses  for the young, the old, and others in love with this town

f. push for a policy to deal with Halloween crimes after dark

g. push the out-to-lunch Neptuner single-party-rule Committee to pay more attention to the Grove

h.  push for proper care of our parks

i. look to reduce the number of giant useless events in town that compromise our quality of life

j.  And more:  Send Blogfinger your ideas of what the Home Groaners should be doing.  Email to Blogfinger@verizon.net  or comment below.


SANDRA CHURCH  from the 1959 Broadway cast of GYPSY


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She’s quite pretty and she is accompanied by a young man. She orders a cocktail and then another. Her tattoo is on the right arm but not the left. Does this art work enhance her allure? Paul Goldfinger candid photograph. Florence, South Carolina. March, 2019. ©

I guess the answer to the question depends on who is responding: age, sex, socioeconomic class. education, other variables?

What do you think?   Comment below.


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Central Park, 2014.  By Paul Goldfinger   ©




Emmylou Harris.

Emmylou Harris.


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