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Name: Tom Conroy
Gender: Male
Hometown: CT
Home country: USA
Member since: Sat Mar 6, 2021, 07:56 PM
Number of posts: 3,227

About Me

65 years old. Lifelong democrat. Saw JFK in New Haven CT on election eve 1960. I was all of 5 years old. Cast my first vote for Jimmy Carter. Stayed up all night at the English Speaking Union I London to watch the returns. We celebrated the results about 9 AM London time. I cried the morning I learned Bobby Kennedy had been shot. I don't think I ever quite recovered, although President Obama's election helped a lot. These days I'm a moderate democrat and a cultural conservative. I miss the world of good manners, fancy dress and dancing cheek to cheek. Big TCM fan.

Journal Archives

The new Covid Surge in Israel - CNBC

This seems like a good article about the new surge of Covid in Israel. The country is 63 percent fully vaxxed. Although new cases are exceeding totals from last January, deaths and hospitalizations are far lower. The vaccine without a booster remains highly effective against serious illness and death. They are eager to roll out the booster. The country will not go into lockdown again


Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans - Louis Armstrong

Thinking of you.

The Rolling Stones' smallest concert?

The death of Charlie Watts reminded me that the Rolling Stones have a connection to New Haven, CT. In 1989 they were rehearsing for the Steel Wheels Tour in Litchfield County CT because Keith Richards had an estate there. They made a decision they wanted to play before a live audience before they hit the road. They selected the longtime music venue Toad's Place in New Haven. It's still there. No publicity. Secrecy was at an absolute premium. You just had to be there that night or get a phone call from the club before the pay phone was cut off and the doors were locked. Nobody called me but I did know somebody who knew somebody who did get the call.
The Stones played eleven songs and then hung around and drank with the few hundred present.
Who says nothing ever happens in this little town?


Charlie Watts: Married 57 years and a dog lover!

I apologize for all the junk from the New York Post, but the picture is really nice:


What's New? - Charlie Watts Quintet

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered - The Charlie Watts Quintet

I Could Write A Book - Dinah Washington

Rodgers and Hart - Pal Joey

Autumn in New York - Bobby Short

All his life he called himself a saloon singer, but he had an entry in the Social Register.

Arizona vote 'Audit' still MIA

The report from Cyber Ninjas wasn't delivered as promised on Monday supposedly because three ninjas caught Covid. A special meeting of the Arizona state committee that was to review the audit met in a room on Wednesday expecting delivery of the audit then. They sat around for a while twiddling their thumbs. It never arrived. Didn't come Thursday either.


Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks

Come on Everybody! Sing the chorus with me!
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