Bob Dylan The Noblemen

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Bob Dylan © Joe DiMaggio

Growing up in Greenwich Village I can’t imagine a better place.  You walk out the door and were able to go see & hear music by Peter, Paul & Mary, Phil Ochs. Hell, for 75 cents, for a cup of coffee, you could go see & hear Bob Dylan!  I would like to share this with you – JoAnne and I had breakfast with Harry Chapin one morning.  He was a nearby neighbor.  We both lived on the water in the Huntington/Centerport area.  Harry was a beautiful person. It wasn’t uncommon for him to work for very little with most of the proceeds going to his Children’s Fund.  During breakfast, the question of songwriters came up.  Harry excused himself ran into the other room and came back with the The Writings and Drawings of Bob Dylan and proceeded to give Mr. Zimmerman all the accolades he deserved.  I didn’t need Harry to tell me what a great writer Dylan was.  Article New York Times – Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize, Redefining Boundries of Literature  http://nyti.ms/2dYYjQs

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© Joe DiMaggio

Harry Chapin & Son Josh © Joe DiMaggio

Harry Chapin & Son Josh © Joe DiMaggio

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Pete Seeger

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To all the ships at sea, approximately two months ago I did a program at B&H Photography called all things in photography are a compromise. The one thing I would like to make perfectly clear; that is not an excuse for me not to do my best. For that matter, it should not be an excuse for anyone to not do their best. Sometimes your best isn’t really up to code. Attached to this blog is a link to a short film on the great, beautiful, Pete Seeger. It was a work in progress and it was never designed to be published in its present format, but given the fact that Pete has moved to the next level of consciousness, please forgive my one-handed blind shooting. No, I did not intentionally cut his head off but the real sin is the microphone was not tweaked as it should have been. Translated: I had no assistant, no sound man, no PA, and no tripod. However, none of those things are an excuse. https://vimeo.com/85390064

 

 

 

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To Young…Sing in Peace

To All The Ships At Sea

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This is extremely difficult for me to write. We have been photographing Richie Haven’s on and off over the years for a long time. We stopped counting the number of concerts a long time ago. Richie on stage was one of the greatest performers of our time.  Back stage he was a just a regular guy.  The last time he called me he asked permission to use three of my photos in a new book.  I will have a follow up blog and a tribute to Richie in a few months.   Sing in Peace Brother…

I spoke with a NASA scientist a few years back and we were discussing radio telescopes and he explained to me that a note played or sung will go on for infinity so I know Richie’s music will continue on…

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