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Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Paul Goldfinger photo © 2013. Blogfinger.net.

 

THE DIXIE CUPS:

 

 

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Ocean Grove. July 18, 2019. Paul Goldfinger photograph. Blogfinger.net ©

 

 

LOS LOBOS  from the original soundtrack of La Bamba.

 

 

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Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. September 2012. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Street musician.  Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. September 2012. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Re-posted from September, 2015.

 

 

BLOSSOM DEARIE  “It Might as well be Spring”  (performed in French)

 

“I’m as busy as a spider spinning daydreams
I’m as giddy as a baby on a swing
I haven’t seen a crocus or a rosebud
Or a robin on the wing”

 

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Bob Bowné capatures an intriguing image. It was a memorial service on the Ocean Grove beach. November, 2015. Special to Blogfinger ©

Bob Bowné captures an intriguing image. It was a memorial service on the Ocean Grove beach. November, 2015. Special to Blogfinger ©  Click to enlarge.

 

KAREN O. and EZRA KOENIG.  “The Moon Song”

 

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Ocean Grove. Undated. Silver gelatin darkroom print. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove. Undated.  By Paul Goldfinger ©

 

CARLY SIMON   “Into White.”

 

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Ocean Grove beach. by Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff ©

Ocean Grove beach. Winter.  By Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff ©  Click to enlarge.

 

 

A.R. RAHMAN    From the film The Hundred Foot Journey.   “You Complete Me.”

 

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OG North End looking through the looking glass into A. Park. Paul Goldfinger © A. Park looking through the looking-glass* into O. Grove’s North End. Paul Goldfinger ©

 

Brought to you by the Committee to Save OG's North End. Paul Goldfinger photograph. ©© Evening at the OG  North End. Paul Goldfinger photograph. ©

 

  • “Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There” is the name of Lewis Carroll’s 1872 book. (just a few years after OG was founded.)
  • Alice found a wondrous world. (as we find every day at our beautiful open-to-the-ocean North End)  but also Alice found that logic was reversed, as it is in the hands of all the North End culprits who are supposed to be doing right for the people of Ocean Grove.

Ya know:  If you walk on our boards, for most of the distance, you cannot see the beach or the ocean. That is because of the dunes created after Sandy.  People used to set up chairs near the boardwalk railing or towels to relax, get some sun and admire the view.  The same for the benches that face east.  But you can still do that at the North End of Ocean Grove…”for the people, of the people, and by the people .”

The beach and ocean front are supposed to be reserved for we-the-people for recreation, swimming, fishing, etc by order of laws going back to Roman times.

But the forthcoming North End development will block the views and the flow of breezes, and  the light for visitors and those who live in that neighborhood.

And can this re-development plan stand up to our Master Plan?    Let’s hope that the HPC can stand its ground,

But don’t depend on the Home Groaners.  They have been on the wrong side of all this since 2008.

 

RYAN GOSLING AND EMMA STONE  from La La Land:  “A Lovely Night.”

 

 

 

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A tale of two bicycles on a Sunday in Ocean Grove. Paul Goldfinger © Sundays also change in the Grove

 

DENISE VAN OUTEN:

 

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Bridge to somewhere. Ocean Grove.  Paul Goldfinger ©  Blogfinger.net  New Jersey Avenue crossing. Click to enlarge this night scene.

 

 

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT  from (live)  Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall:  “If Love Were All.”

 

 

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Ronald Naldi, tenor, poses in front of his Ocean Grove tent, a short walk to the Great Auditorium. Paul Goldfinger photo, Blogfinger.net. ©

Ronald Naldi, tenor, in front of his Ocean Grove tent, a short walk to the Great Auditorium. Paul Goldfinger photo, Blogfinger.net. ©

 

 

Q:  Where in the world can you meet a world famous opera singer, wearing a lavender sport jacket, emerging from his tent home, about to leave for his recital—one block away?

A. Ocean Grove, New Jersey, USA.    Only in America.

I was on my way by bike to Ronald Naldi’s Sunday afternoon recital, when I spotted the man himself, getting his wardrobe organized on his porch, having just emerged from his tent, i.e. his summer home in Ocean Grove.

I made a U turn and stopped in front of his abode.   Ron, a lyric tenor, artist-in-residence each summer in the Grove, was almost ready. For those of you who don’t know of him, he is a major star with the Metropolitan Opera in NYC.

I reminded him of who I was, but he was well aware of our Ocean Grove blog.   Actually I knew that from a prior telephone interview, but I wasn’t sure he would recognize me. He cheerfully and enthusiastically agreed when I asked to photograph him in front of his tent. His concert would start in about 15 minutes, so we didn’t chat much, but he did give me the Blogfinger quote of the year:

He said, “I love Blogfinger.…it is the best blog in the world.”

Holy mackerel!   “Thank you,”  I blurted out, “I promise a good review for your concert.”   Goodness—-what a lame thing to say.

He laughed. I jumped on my bike pedaling off towards the Youth Temple—visions of sugar plum fairies dancing in my head.

The next time I saw him was when he strode on stage  for what Shelley Brown of OG calls “The best concert of the year in Ocean Grove.”

Needless to say, the recital was superb.

—Paul Goldfinger, Editor @blogfinger

 

RONALD NALDI from his album of Neapolitan Songs.  “Rondine al Nido”

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