Photo by Amanda Ardito
Tags: morning mug, photos
Once in a blue moon
There’s a thing called happiness
It happens when you’re in
A state of natural grace
When the grass is growing
All around the fence
And you get that happy feeling
Everything starts making sense
And you get so lucky
That you can’t go wrong
Once in a blue moon
Please, please, this is the Blue Moon song to quote. Rodgers & Hart, man!
You saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
You know just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for
Don’t say the Marcels, please. It works best as a ballad.
There’s a version from Ella, but I have a jazz version (no vocals) featuring the immortal Coleman Hawkins that is just beautiful. I like doowop but, yeah, that is musical blasphemy indeed.
Hey Lisa, on another subject, ran into David Hankin by boardwalk yesterday. Looking good and healthy I’m proud to report.
Ian Tyson did a version of it abut 10 years ago that was bouncy but true to its roots.
I remember David. I haven’t seen him since high school.
Great photo…. Why the heck is that stupid Astrotower a landmark. It’s so damned ugly, doesn’t deserve landmark status, and makes Luna Park that much uglier. Wish it could be torn down. It was a lousy ride too.
You guys are great. Tinman and Bruce.
I thought the tower would have fallen over by now. Check out the sway margin.
Ugh, I am being punished, Discus wont let me edit my own stuff and I have to introduce myself each comment. Ball breaking piece of crap.
NOW it works. Damn.
Holy spit, i didn’t know it swayed. I hope it comes down. Without injuring any person or property of course, but if that thing came down, it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.
Yes, it is ugly. And as a ride uninspired. But a lot of people I know have very fond memories of it. So I suppose there must be something special about it that neither of us understand.
Just thinking of the photos…..The tornados, that huge storm cloud, all the event in C.I. and every sunrise/sunset in every color you can imagine. I would pay by the hour for photo shoots. Surprised Bloomshit hasn’t thought of the $$$$$ aspect.
Imagine renting it by the day,night or week.
There is the explanation and the reason it is still there.
Hey, I ALWAYS wanted to go on that thing as a kid.
Got it, I think.
I think not.
Amanda it is a good shot, imagine taking it from the tower! Granted the tower would not be in it but I would like to have the opportunity to take pics from up there.
Shadow, your spot is close but no prize the tower would be best. lol
you should see her video its on you tube sheepsheadbay pirates
One could climb the parachute jump and take the picture, not that i’m advocating that. There’s a whole history of people climbing the parachute jump. I know someone who did it.