Month: September 2008

  • September 2008 Poker

    Since I won’t be playing tonight, I can safely report this month’s results. Also, since I intend to keep this very short, I’ll start with the bottom line, then a few highlights. Bottom line: Profit of $642.25. Not bad. 🙂 I finally cashed again in the big Sunday Hold’Em tourney. It had been […]

  • Richard Lewis at Tarrytown Music Hall

    I’ve been a long-time fan of Richard Lewis. In addition to loving his standup act, both Lois and I were fans of Anything But Love for its entire run. Last night was the first time that either of us has seen him perform live. He had an unannounced opening act (which I’ll cover […]

  • Google Chrome First Impressions

    Before I begin, for the record, I love Firefox, and continue to use it as my primary browser. I also have IE7 and Safari installed (I’m running Windows XP Pro). Of course, I had to try Google Chrome, even though it wasn’t touted as being ready for Prime Time just yet. After some […]

  • PowerNotebooks Laptops Ordered

    I’ve written about my laptop a number of times. Separately, I’ve written about Windows XP, Vista, Linux and what I might choose when buying a new laptop. This morning, I ordered two identical laptops from, one for me and one for Lois. Here is the link to the specific model: PowerPro I […]

  • mp3tunes is a joke sounded like a good idea when I first heard of it. I found out about it a while ago, in a round-a-bout manner. I discovered a music streaming application, that could be widgetized on a blog, and they were promoting mp3tunes as a place to store your mp3’s so that you could […]

  • Vista SP1

    If you stop by here regularly, then you know I’ve railed about Windows Vista at least once. Aside from hearing tons of complaints from friends and strangers, I had the displeasure of using my previously mentioned computer ministry to set up a new Dell computer for my cul-de-sac neighbor’s mom last year. At […]

  • The Duhks at Joe’s Pub

    We first discovered Joe’s Pub because of The Duhks. The Duhks were an automated recommendation for me from, based on the fact that I had purchased Nickel Creek CDs from them. I listened, I liked, a lot. After that, I bought both Duhks CDs, and checked where they were touring. I noticed […]

  • CMA Writers Series at Joe’s Pub

    Last night we attended our fifth CMA Songwriters Series concert at Joe’s Pub. We’ve enjoyed every single one and last night was no exception. The format was identical to the past ones (at least for the early show). Five Country songwriters, siting side-by-side on the stage, taking turns doing songs of theirs that […]

  • Sadao Watanabe at Blue Note

    Last night we saw Sadao Watanabe (one of the world’s great Saxophone players) and his band at the Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC. I’ve been a huge fan of his forever (owned many of his LPs before I bought my first CD). I’ve never seen him in concert. The band came on […]

  • Kaki King at Turning Point Cafe

    Last night we saw Kaki King at Turning Point Cafe in Piermont, NY. On October 24, 2007, we saw Kathy Mattea at Joe’s Pub in NYC. Accompanying her that night on guitar, as he has been for roughly 18 years, was Bill Cooley. When I reviewed that show I stated that I thought […]