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OG Dark One. May, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Wesley Lake  Ocean Grove side. May, 2015.  By Paul Goldfinger © Click to enlarge.

 

JOE TEMPERLEY   “Polka Dots and Moonbeams.”

 

 

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Asbury Park barber shop. By Moe Demby ©

Asbury Park barber shop. By Moe Demby ©

Moe Demby, of our photo staff at Blogfinger sent us  two black and white photos reminiscent of Robert Frank’s style of photography. As noted in our Frank article, photographers tend to learn from  those who came before.  Moe, a successful, award winning photojournalist by profession, has been influenced by Frank and by Robert Capa.

Ocean Grove. By Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff.

Ocean Grove. By Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff.

These two images were obtained  on November 17, 2014.

GENE AMMONS  (From Woody Allen’s film Fading Gigolo.)     The song is “My Romance.”  Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart (lyrics) wrote this song for a Broadway musical (1935) called “Jumbo.”   My Romance is a hugely popular song for jazz musicians.

Gene Ammons with his tenor sax.

Gene Ammons with his tenor sax.

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Ocean Grove beach, at night. June 28, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove beach, at night. June 28, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor  @Blogfinger.   Originally posted June, 2015.

The sign says “fishermen only,” but only a fisherman with rocks in his head would go out on those jagged boulders at night.  Even the mussels are cowering in the crevices.  It’s pitch black.

I can’t  see any of the controls on my camera.  Behind me is the non-fishing pier. Suddenly I hear a sound, and as I turn,  a person is looking at me—-staring out of the darkness while hanging from the beams under the pier. The moon is partially covered by clouds.   I can barely see him and he says nothing.  Then he swings his lower body upward and somehow winds up on the pier.

A few minutes later  I saw an unidentified flying object. Was it a flying saucer?—-Well actually it was a helicopter that swooped in low and shined a searchlight on me.  I thought he might come back and grab me as a terrorist, so it was time to go home.

JACK TEAGARDEN   from his album Horns.  This music somehow reminds me of my nocturnal adventure on the OG beach.

 

 

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Around town with Jean Bredin. Blogfinger staff. Boardwalk Pavilion in Ocean Grove, NJ ©

Around town with Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff reporter. Boardwalk Pavilion in Ocean Grove, NJ © That’s Harry Eichhorn holding the trumpet with his back to us. Click to enlarge.  Photo by Jean.  7/13/16

Jean Bredin: “Every Wednesday night, the Ocean Grove Summer Band plays at the Beach Pavilion at 8 pm.

“Tonight  the band was celebrating 64 years of playing in Ocean Grove.

“Harry Eichhorn does not conduct anymore, but he was in the brass section playing his trumpet.

“Old fashioned fun, what a treat!”

Yo Harry!! Girls in the trombone section!  Photo by Jean Bredin. Blogfinger staff action shot. ©

Yo Harry!! Girls in the trombone section!  Photo by Jean Bredin. Blogfinger staff action shot. ©

 

A little night music. Jean Bredin photo outside the Boardwalk Pavilion in Ocean Gove, NJ © Blogfinger.net

A little night music. Jean Bredin photo outside the Boardwalk Pavilion in Ocean Gove, NJ © Blogfinger.net

 

GUY LOMBARDO

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“The most amazing bright moon.” Ocean Grove beach. Jan 31, 2018. Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff. ©

 

 

THE FANTASTICKS: “They Were You.”

 

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Ocean Grove Memorial Day Weekend. 5/27/17 Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net.  2017 Re-post.

It was cool and breezy during the Atlantic Wind Ensemble concert on Saturday night, May 27, 2017–Memorial Day weekend in Ocean Grove, NJ.

The band entertained a large crowd with a fine selection of music including Haydn, South Pacific, Dixieland, James Bond and God Bless America among others.

Outside, tent city was largely uninhabited, but one dwelling was displaying an American flag, and in the waning soft light of the early evening, with the doors of the Great Auditorium open, you could see that flag floating in the breeze. Its colors seemed dreamy–not bright like the usual red, white and blue display.  In between band selections, I walked across the GA and outside to get this photograph.  No one was around except for some ushers, but the flag seemed just right for Memorial Day and all it stands for.

Memorial Day concert. Great Auditorium. 5/27/17. Paul Goldfinger photo. © Click to enlarge.

The first number on the program after the Star Spangled Banner was a Spanish piece called “Amparito Roca.”  Here it is as performed by the University of Illinois Symphonic Band.

The announcer said it was famous as a vehicle for dancing the Paso Doble, a dramatic and romantic dance from Spain, which I saw performed many years ago by a professional dance team at the Hotel Nemerson in South Fallsburg, NY.  But the Atlantic Wind performance for this piece sounded like march music.  So, naturally, I went home and Googled it.  And, sure enough, it is both: march and dance music for the Paso Doble.

So here are Susanna Reid and Kevin on You Tube doing that dance to the music of “Los Toreadors” (Bizet from Carmen)

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At the OG north end, a Grover family returns from AP. 2012. By Paul Goldfinger ©

At the OG north end, a Grover family returns from AP. 2012. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click left.

KAREN O. and EZRA KOENIG (From Vampire Weekend.)  Academy Award nominee 2014.   “Moon Song” from the movie “Her.” But this is a studio version duet.

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove, New Jersey. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Re-post from 2013.

PHIL OCHS  “Changes”

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Ocean Grove. April, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger

Ocean Grove. April, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger

BOB DYLAN   from his album Shadows in the Night.  Dylan sang this song for David Letterman on the night before his final show.

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Summer, 2013. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove.  Summer, 2013. By Paul Goldfinger ©

LEA SALONGA:  “Sun and Moon”  From Miss Saigon

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