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Wesley Lake.  Ocean Grove.   By Paul Goldfinger © 2014.


HARRY JAMES AND HIS ORCHESTRA.     “I’ve Heard That Song  Before” by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne  (1942)   from Woody Allen’s film Hannah and Her Sisters:


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By Paul Goldfinger, MD, FACC, Editor@Blogfinger

Scene:  Internist office in Neptune.  I have been ushered into an examining room by a woman who is dressed in a colorful uniform with flowery pants and top—like pajamas. She doesn’t identify herself or her job description  (eg nurse? aide? proctologist?).  She takes my BP and my pulse. While she is doing that, I say “70,” amusing myself while trying to predict my heart rate.  She looks up and says “75.”  She is not impressed with my accurate guess. She then says that she will take my temperature in my ear.  She sticks a probe into my ear and says, “96.5”   She doesn’t know that I am a physician.

Me:  96.5?

She: Yes

Me: What happened to 98.6?

She: You’re normal.

Me  (incredulous)  What?

She:  Oh yes, out of 500 patients here, most are 96 or 97.

Me: What do you do if you get 98.6?

She: Oh, that’s fever.

Me:  98.6 is fever?

She:  Yes

Me:  (to myself—–“Should I find another doctor?  Should I complain to the doctor? How can I start a ruckus over this inane conversation when I am constantly finding things wrong whenever I go to a doctor?  Medical practice is going to hell in a hand basket.  What does that mean anyhow?”)

Me:  Thank you.



BEE GEES:.   FRom the movie Saturday Night Fever.  “Night Fever.”

“…then I get night fever, night fever.

“We know how to do it

“Gimme that night fever night fever.

“We know how to show it.”

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"Ten men in a boat" By Paul Goldfinger

“Fun Guys”  A musical comedy by Paul Goldfinger

Paul Goldfinger, Editor@Blogfinger.net

Last September I posted the  “Mushroom Quartet” but that wasn’t the only photograph from the mushroom still-life series.  Here is another take on the subject.    I rarely do still lifes, but in this instance we have some fun guys from Fungus University.

The last ensemble reminded me of a fifties girl group, but these look like a close-harmony men’s glee club singing in the movie “Pitch Perfect 1.”

But this still life also looks like ten men in a boat. Little did they know that they would be ten men in our salad that night.

THE TREBLEMAKERS, from the filmsoundrack of Pitch Perfect II   “Lollipop

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By Michael Goldfinger. ©

Gall stone.   By Moe Demby  © Blogfinger staff.  Undated. Silver gelatin darkroom  print.


DANNY BOY  from “Miller’s Crossing”


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August 2014. NYC Street Series. By Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net

Times Square.  August 2014. NYC Street Series. By Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net  Click to enlarge


We had a Blogfinger visitor yesterday  from Hong Kong, no small city either.  This music is called “A Countess from Hong Kong” and is a soundtrack selection from the movie Charlie Chaplin.  The performance is by Carl Davis conducting the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Eileen is the Mad Hatter at the Bubble Room on Captiva Island, Florida. If you love music , you can order "Duck Ellington"

Eileen is the Mad Hatter at the Bubble Room on Captiva Island, Florida. If you love music, you can order “Duck Ellington” at that restaurant.  Paul Goldfinger photograph. 2013.


After this photo, Eileen ran around saying to everyone, “What a regrettably large head you have.”

KATHRYN BEAUMONT  From the original soundtrack of Alice in Wonderland:   “Pay Attention/In a World of my Own.”

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Central Park. August 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Central Park. August 2014. By Eileen  Goldfinger ©   Click to enlarge

NORMAN BLAKE   from O Brother Where Art Thou

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Ocean Pathway. May, 2013. Police Memorial. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Pathway. May, 2013. Police Memorial. By Paul Goldfinger ©  click left.

From Oklahoma:      Horses make me think of this show by Rodgers and Hammerstein III  especially when Curly rides a horse on stage at the opening. He sings “Oh What a Beautiful Morning.”

But this time we have the “Farmer and the Cowman.”

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Fort Myers, Florida. March, 2012. By Paul Goldfinger. Click once for full view; arrow to go back.



SOUNDTRACK:  From the movie (1952)  “Annie Get Your Gun” by Irving Berlin. Sung by Howard Keel: “The Girl That I Marry.”

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By Paul Goldfinger MD, Editor @ Blogfinger.net.  Re-posted.

Barry Levinson (b. 1942) is a film director known for his work featuring the city of Baltimore. I’ve always loved his movies, especially “Diner” and “Avalon. ” He also directed “Good Morning Vietnam” and “Rain Man.”

In 1987 he made the third in his Baltimore series—“Tin Men” starring Danny DeVito (a Jersey guy born in Neptune Township,) Richard Dreyfuss, and Barbara Hershey.

Danny DeVito on the Asbury beach July 29, 2002 during the Springsteen launch of "the Rising" Paul Goldfinger photo

Danny DeVito on the Asbury beach July 29, 2002 during the Springsteen launch of “The Rising.” Paul Goldfinger photo. © Blogfinger.net

The film, set in 1962, is about the con-men who sell aluminum siding door-to-door in Baltimore. The characters and dialogue are wonderful including several scenes with the guys sitting in a diner discussing television, gambling, women, money and their adventures as tin men. It features a soundtrack from the 1960’s including our song below by the Nat King Cole Trio, recorded in 1940.

“Sweet Lorraine” is a jazz classic written in 1928. There have been several hit versions, and the  Cole Trio rendition is the one featured in “Tin Men.”

Here it is:

I think that “Sweet Lorraine” is one of the best musical tributes written as a paean to a woman with a particular name. I found a list of 200 songs that contain a woman’s name in the title. These are the ones that have Sweet——: Lorraine, Mary, Melissa, Annette, Caroline, Virginia and Adeline.

But here is my list of favorite songs with a woman’s name in the title: (feel free to add your favorites:)

1. Judy is a Punk

2. Jennie From the Block

3. Wake Up Little Susie

4. Song for Myla Goldberg

5. Patricia the Stripper

6. Help Me Rhonda

7. Long Tall Sally

8. Lonesome Suzie

9. Christine Sixteen

10. Believe Me, Natalie

11.Run Around Sue

12. Donna and Blitzen

13. Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter

14. And finally my favorite: Don’t Walk Away Eileen

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