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By Paul Goldfinger. September 2014. Freehold, NJ.

By Paul Goldfinger. September 2014. Freehold, NJ.  Click to enlarge.

AARON NEVILLE  from his album “Orchid in the Storm.”  Oh, the sound of that tenor sax…



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Lovely to look at, delightful to know, kinky perhaps.      Paul Goldfinger portrait. © 2014.



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Spring is soon. Ocean Grove , NJ. Stephen is a Grover .  April, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo ©


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The Great Auditorium of Ocean Grove.Getting ready to perform Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” conducted by Jason Tramm. August 28, 2016. The musicians are from the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra.  Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Here is a link to the Blogfinger article about this concert:

Elijah in the Great Auditorium

STEPHEN DOUGHTY     Elijah Part 2.  “He, watching over Israel, slumbers not.”

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Seaside Heights. October 12, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo.  Click to grab the brass ring. ©

Seaside Heights. October 12, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo.  Click to grab the brass ring. ©

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger  (Re-posted from October 2015)

This carousel horse, photographed after the season in Seaside Heights, reminds me of Broadway—sometimes happy and sometimes sad.   I’m thinking of the show Carousel which proclaims, “June is busting out all over.”

The Fantasticks has a song called “Round and Round” which begins as a gorgeous fantasy—-“Life is a colorful carousel,”  but later the song becomes dark, sad, and scary.

However,  for the most part, Broadway brings us joy as in “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” from Oklahoma.

I see this carousel, devoid of riders and seemingly sad because the season is over, and yet the scene, like a Broadway set, is bursting with vivid colors and, in a way, with memories of life itself.

So, in wondering about this photograph and how to see it, I decided that it is joyful and not sad, and if the horse could talk he would say, ” Please sir, I want more oats”  (sorry for the Oliver joke, such as it is.)  I wonder how a child would view it.

Here is MIMI HINES from a show called “The Roar of the Greasepaint—the Smell of the Crowd.” It is a happy song full of the sort of optimism that we often find in Broadway musicals and, sometimes, in life.

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Click to clarify. Lakes Park Farmers Market, Ft. Myers, Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Lakes Park Farmers Market, Ft. Myers, Fla.  Paul Goldfinger photo © Click to enlarge.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

FRANKIE RANDALL   “As Long As She Needs Me.”   This ballad was sung by a woman in the film version of Oliver. “He” was changed to “she.”

Frankie Randall    (1938-2014)  was a Passaic, New Jersey born singer and jazz pianist.

When I was a senior at Rutherford High School, across the river from Passaic, Randall performed with his trio. He was about 20 years old then, and the boys in our jazz band were thrilled  because he was using the “cool jazz” style which had just come into vogue.  I don’t recall that he sang. His bio. says that he was known only for his piano playing early in his career.


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Off the Sanibel Island Causeway. Morning, Feb 26, 2017 © Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Off the Sanibel Island Causeway. Morning, Feb 26, 2017 © Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Wind surfer #2 Blogfinger photo. ©

Wind surfer #2 Blogfinger photo. ©  Click to enlarge any of these photos.

Wrapping it up. Blogfinger photo © 2/26/17.

Wrapping it up. Blogfinger photo © 2/26/17.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net

They are a group of about eight friends who met on this beautiful Sunday morning, for a session of wind surfing.  The group meets at various locations where conditions might be ideal.  They told me that the winds were good for about one hour this morning, just enough time to form a line and catch the breezes as they surfed around in a big continuous circle, like sail boats do.   It is a strenuous sport, and you have to be in good condition; the surfers were a mix of men and women of varied ages.

I watched their session as the wind caught their colorful sales and propelled them at high speed through the calm surf. It wasn’t easy to stay afloat.

I got a chance to take some photos, then, as they reorganized on shore, we chatted for a while.  One of them, a professional piano tuner, gave me her card. I promised to send them some photos, which I did.

They all seemed to have a wonderful fun time. They were laughing and chatting away on the beach as they explained how good this sport made them feel. One of them said, “It’s a great workout.”


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Montecatini, Tuscany, Italy.  Paul Goldfinger photo. Digital “print” from a medium format negative.  ©


The sculpture pays homage to the wild boar which is the favorite prey of hunters in Tuscany.  They go out on hunts with their dogs. In some parts of Italy, the wild boar go tearing through the vineyards causing damage.  After the hunt the town’s families get together to drink the local wine such as Chianti or Brunello.  The boar meat is slow cooked for stew or for pasta with boar sauce containing morsels of tender meat.

IL VOLO   “Mattinata”   (live)

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Days ice cream. OG. A nocturnal instant pleasure---just add people. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Days ice cream. Summer, OG. A nocturnal instant pleasure—just add people. By Paul Goldfinger ©

“Your face beams in my dreams
‘Spite of all I do
Everything seems to bring
Memories of you.”

Memories  in historic OG are about events, but the best memories include one’s favorite people.

ANITA O’DAY with “Memories of You.” (Composed 1930 by Andy  Razaf and Eubie Blake; recorded by Anita in 1942.)

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Tanglewood Music School and Festival in the Berkshires  (Massachusetts.)  By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to tell the black keys from the white. Digital print from a film negative.

LUCIA MICARELLI (violin)   with MICHIEL HUISMAN   from the HBO series “Tremé”

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