Sunday, June 17, 2012

Lake ChargoggaWhat?

Last week, Annie and I stopped at the Mobil Station next to this strip mall in Webster, MA. Right behind it is the Lake, which has one of the longest place names in the World. Here's the Town's official sign, with the full name on it:

(From the Book of Faces, June 17, 2012 - Thank you, Bunkosquad, for the top photo.)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Chimney Cap

The day before Memorial Day, I was out at Walden Pond, swimming; but on Memorial Day itself, I was up on the roof, installing a Chimney Cap.

It was a very hot day, and the roof tar was melting, and I was "schvitzing like a Chazer", and I really should have been back at Walden Pond, but I got it done. Swimming outside the day before was such a primal experience, it gave me the courage to go up there and do it.

In some ways, it really was a waste of a beautiful day, but then again, who wants to go up on the roof and risk their life on a crappy day?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Daddy Cool

(From the Book of Faces, June 6, 201:)

Brendyn Schneider:

I picked this up at "Happy Harold's" Discount Records in Toronto (1970?). The title did it for me. When I got home and heard it, I was blown away! It is hard to believe that it was written and produced by Bob Crewe, the same guy who wrote and produced "Silhouettes", "Sherry", "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore", and "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You". 

Michael D. Cohen: Holy Time Warp, Batperson! I didn't know that song, but I do know their song "Daddy Cool", thanks to the Australian band of the same name. I bought their album, "Daddy Who? Daddy Cool", circa 1973 at Robert's Music Store on Bank Street in New London, CT, and played it a lot. After graduation, my roommate Ken Baker, and his wife Connie, were recruited to teach in Australia. When they came back, they told me that the young lady who lived upstairs from them in Melbourne used to sneak out of her house when she was a teenager to go listen to that same band....

Brendyn Schneider: Yeah, The Rays were awesome. You should write a book, Mike.