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Downtown Ft. Myers, Fla. Paul Goldfinger photo.

 

VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS.  From the movie The Aviator:  “Stardust.”

 

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Drive-by religion in a suburban area of Ft. Myers, Fla.  McGregor Blvd. is a major street.   The electric message is much more prominent at night. The cross street is South Grove.

 

 

By Paul Goldfinger @Blogfinger.net

 

THE BEATLES.   Paul McCartney wrote “The Long and Winding Road.” in 1970.

He said, ” I like writing sad songs, it’s a good bag to get into because you can actually acknowledge some deeper feelings of your own and put them in it. ”

This sign was placed at the side of the road by the man who lived there. When he died, the new owners planned to remove it, but the neighbors prevailed on him to keep it.  It is seen by many motorists every day no matter which direction they are headed, and, I imagine, it offers different messages to whoever glances in its direction.

 

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Paul Goldfinger ©. January, 2020.  Click to enlarge.

 

 

STEVIE NICKS.  “Landslide”.   Orchestra version live from Soundstage.  Album. The Soundstage Sessions.

 

“Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
Can I sail through the changin’ ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?”

 

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Paul Goldfinger © January, 2020.  Click on image to enlarge.

 

LANA DEL REY “Blue Velvet.”    This song is from 1950, and Tony Bennett was the first to have a hit with it.  Lana Del Rey is a currently active recording star who made this version first in 2012, and it was well received.

David Lynch, who made the movie of the same name, liked it very much. Del Rey is a glamorous star who wore an off -the-rack dress from the mall to the Grammy Awards.

The version of Blue Velvet below is from her album Born to Die–the Paradise Edition (2018)

Her latest album was nominated but did not win at the 2020 Grammys. It is very good.

 

Lana Del Rey

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Click to enlarge this photo.  It’s a black and white sunset, and someone once asked me how I could photograph a colored flower in black and white.  The answer is that the color may be  pretty, but the soul of a photograph is in the light—the luminance.  And there may be other intangibles also besides color causing someone to appreciate a black and white photo.    Paul Goldfinger  ©.  Bunche Beach, Florida.

 

BEATLES.   “Something” was written by George Harrison, the Beatles’ lead guitarist for the 1961 album Abbey Road. This is from the One  (1)  album.

“Something in the way she moves
Attracts me like no other lover
Something in the way she woos me
I don’t want to leave her now
You know I believe and how..”

 

 

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Sanibel Outlets Farmers Market. 1/17/20. Paul Goldfinger Monochrom. © Click to enlarge.  

 

Did you ever have a lettuce, tomato and onion sandwich?   You need a good bread, and a slice of provolone cheese would be great.  There are many variations: tuna, roast beef, egg plant parm, turkey off the bone, and sardines.  (The latter might be a bit much. You need to be the kind of person who likes herring, smoked salmon and anchovies.)

Do you think that a correlation might be made between taste in foods and taste in music?

 

ARTHUR SCHUTT  and Irving Berlin’s classic song “I Love a Piano.”

 

“So you can keep your fiddle and your bow
Give me a P-I-A-N-O, oh, oh
I love to stop right beside an upright
Or a high toned baby grand…”

This song debuted at at Christmas concert, and on stage were 6 pianos.  The song was featured in a show called, “Stop, Look, and Listen.”

 

 

 

 

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Tropicana cottage. Fla.  Paul Goldfinger Jan, 2020 ©

 

How many couples in this senior community started  out too young?

 

NAT KING COLE:

 

 

 

 

 

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Great White near the Camelia River in Tropicana Co-Op, Ft. Myers, Fla. Paul Goldfinger ©  January 2019.

 

The Great White is  about 3 feet tall, a little shorter than the Great Blue.  It has long black legs.   It weighs a little over 2 pounds, but its wing span is 4 feet.  Around the time when Ocean Grove was founded, the Great White Egret was endangered due to the needs of the hat industry. But it has come roaring back.  It hunts for fish and small animals like frogs.

 

JOHN DENVER:  from his Greatest Hits album

 

 

 

 

 

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Sanibel Causeway (Fla.) connects Sanibel Island with the mainland. January 1, 2020. Paul Goldfinger photograph © These riders were headed to the Island.

 

RAY CHARLES:

 

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Edison winter estate. Ft. Myers, Fla. 2019. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

 

By Paul Goldfinger,  Blogfinger.net

Thomas Edison had over 1000 patents, so he undoubtedly had lots of dough.  His estate on the Caloosahatchee River is lovely, but quite unassuming.  This is his kitchen.  He and his wife had a maid and probably a cook.

As you can imagine, the home was well lit with lots of light bulbs and lighting fixtures.   We have photographed other rooms as well as the property.

Just type Edison Estate or Thomas Edison into the search box at the top of this home page.

 

ANDY FARBER AND HIS ORCHESTRA:  “Midnight, the Stars, and You.”   (Hey Tommy—-please turn on the lights!   I can’t find the phonograph!)

 

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