Saturday, November 14, 2015

"Paul is Dead" "No He's Not" ~ LaSalle Debate Topic

 I'm swinging south on a vine towards La Salle Academy's old gym on 2nd St. at noon today to meet a few 72' chums. Talking school stuff and hopefully lassoing them for Ryans Daughter next Saturday @ Nov 21st @ 7-11pm, Stoops to Nuts "The Beatles White Album" Show.

Jim Teaman, Marty Regan, Dermott WhalenShamus Dunn, Rudi PapiriAndres Valdespino, Gerard Martinez, hope to see you later.
Tommy swinging @Lasalle 1968

Below, Pat Cullinan and his LaSalle partner in crime, Ernie Kovacs, our Earth Science teacher & "Paul is Dead" theorist. 

Patrick Cullinan & "Ernie" Kovacs

In fall 1969, disgusted with our lack of attention in his classroom, (he fooled around more than we did) Ernie began to list clues on the blackboard that Paul McCartney was dead. As we barked them out, he used several colors of chalk to make strong points and when he ran out of room; inspired he began to write along the blackboard edges, up and down, across and back. The kind of thing you did when you forget to add one more lovey-dovey line to your love letter to your first girlfriend.

The clues were left on the blackboard all week until Hermano Pablo gleefully erased them.

Pat, thank you, for letting me publish your photos.

Adam Wade
Stoops to Nuts proudly presents "The Beatles White Album" show at Ryan's Daughter, 350 East 85th Street, next Saturday, November 21st @ 7-11pm.

Our Stoops to Nuts artists: 
Walter Michael DeForest (NYC Fringe Festival The Moth)
Colin Dempsey (Supersmall & The Liar Show)
Joe Dettmore (Daily Show, Creative Director)
Nicole Ferraro (NYTimes & Cornelia Street Cafe)
Daniela Schiller (Supersmall The Moth)
Supersmall ("Silent Moon")
Amanda Thorpe (Bewitching Me: The Lyrics of Yip Harburg)
Adam Wade (comedy best seller The Human Comedy & two time GrandSlam Moth winner)

"Silent Moon" Supersmall

"The Beatles White Album" show
Stoops to Nuts @ Ryans Daughter
350 E. 85th St.
Saturday, Nov 21st @ 7-11pm
Free show

Thomas Pryor, Yorkville author and historian, (I Hate the Dallas Cowboys ~ tales of a scrappy New York boyhood) presents: "The Beatles White Album" a Stoops to Nuts production. The double Lp with 30 songs came out Thanksgiving week 1968 ($5.99 at Alexanders on Lex and 59th).  My fourteen year old life at home, school and in the street was a mess. That record took me through a dark period. We'll flexibly explore it's influence with stories, songs, drinks, and showcase three terrific new records, The Human Comedy, Silent Moon and Bewitching Me: The Lyrics of Yip Harburg.

Countless walk-up tenement buildings between 72nd Street and 96th Street are coming down as the Second Avenue subway speculation drives developers to assemble sites, destroying Yorkville's unique and historic character and take away precious street light.
Colin Dempsey & Daniela Schiller

One way to keep the memories alive is to talk about them, and I'm taking photos of every local building that is part of planned and current demolition in our area. Stoops to Nuts will continue to bring the history of the neighborhood to life in pictures, words and humor until I kick the bucket.

Thank you, to The New York Times for choosing "Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts," and listing it on your Blog Roll for eight years. We will continue to keep the old NYT City Section alive.

Thank you Ryan's Daughter, Jim, Mick, Walter, for letting us play in your attic. hugs, Tommy, and the three Ryan daughters from  86th & York, my mother, Patty Ryan and her two sisters, Joan Ryan and Barbara Ryan.

Amanda Thorpe

Joe Dettmore

Nicole Ferraro
Walter & teepee @ Ryan's

art by Joe Dettmore

"The Beatles White Album" Stoops to Nuts show
Ryan's Daughter 350 E. 85th St. 
Saturday, Nov 21st @ 7-11pm
Free show

Do you like old New York City photos and street life stories? Then check out my 1960s memoir,"I Hate the Dallas Cowboys - tales of a scrappy New York boyhood."Available at Logos Book Store and online at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

The book has 112 Amazon five star reviews out of 112 total reviews posted. We're pitching a perfect game. My old world echoes TV's "The Wonder Years" ~ just add taverns, subways and Checker cabs.

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