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By Paul Goldfinger © Autumn View from inside the GA 2013

By Paul Goldfinger © Autumn View from inside the Great Auditorium 2013

Re-post from 2014.

ELIZABETH GANTER.   Mozart’s “Clarinet Concerto in A Major.”   Gordon Turk, please bring this to the Great Auditorium.



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Ocean Township, NJ.. Paul Goldfinger © Nov. 6, 2018



EVA CASSIDY:  “Early Morning Rain.”  From her album Imagine.

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No Turns New York. By Paul Goldfinger ©

“No Turns.”  By Paul Goldfinger ©  Mid-town Manhattan.

FRANK SINATRA recorded this song in 1979 for his Trilogy album. It first appeared in a Martin Scorsese film in 1977 called New York, New York and was written by  Kander and Ebb (Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman)  and first performed by Liza Minnelli in the film.

Robert de Niro rejected the first song written by Kander and Ebb for the movie, and our song below was the result of the re-do.  It was first titled, “The Theme From New York, New York.”

I recall hearing this song performed in that film by Liza.  It was a nightclub setting, with the spotlight on her. It struck me that it was an amazing song, and I remember wondering why I hadn’t heard it before.  It’s the only thing from that movie that I recall, although that’s true of many of the movies I have seen.—Paul @Blogfinger.

“Start spreadin’ the news, I’m leaving today

“I want to be a part of it: New York, New York.”

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San Gimignano, Tuscan hill fortress. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Re-posted 2013.


San Gimignano is a medieval hill town near Siena.  It was founded in the fifth century BC as an Etruscan village. To protect the town, stone walls and tall towers were constructed and still exist–a tribute to Italian erectile engineering skills.

Stop by our rear  garden at 113 Mt. Hermon Way to see the metal sculpture called “The Etruscan Horse” by America sculptor Jo Ubogy.  Here is a link regarding that Ocean Grove work of outdoor art.

Etruscan horse sculpture.


LUIS ENRIQUEZ BACALOV.  “Il Postino—Theme (instrumental)”   This 1994 film from Italy won an Academy Award in 1995 for “best music.”   The recording below is by John Williams conducting the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with Itzhak Perlman on violin. The album is called “Cinema Serenade.”

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor  @Blogfinger

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Scotrun. October, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click to enlarge.




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Faces at the Farmers Market. Ft. Myers, Fla. 2018.  Click to enlarge. Paul Goldfinger ©.





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Allenhurst, NJ.    Paul Goldfinger photo ©. Autumn, 2018.  Click to enlarge


SARA BAREILLES    “She Used to be Mine” from the Broadway show Waitress.  Composer Sara Bareilles.

“She is messy, but she’s kind
She is lonely most of the time
She is all of this mixed up and baked in a beautiful pie
She is gone, but she used to be mine.”

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Central Park. Summer, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Central Park. Summer, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge

TONY BENNETT:  (Music by Jerome Kern;  Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein III.  1939 for Broadway and the movies)

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Deal Lake branch off Wikipecko Road, Ocean Township. October 2015. Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge.


CARLY SIMON:   “Hush Little Baby/ My Bonnie”   From her album Into White




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Photograph taken from the live image sent to Earth and shown on TV.   Paul Goldfinger photo from our living room in New York City.  Silver gelatin darkroom print.     Click to enlarge.

“Le Nozze di  Figaro”  by Mozart.  From the soundtrack of The Shawshank Redemption.

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