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Happy birthday to my husband, I love you.
Carly Simon, who is a long time resident of Martha’s Vineyard was in NYC to perform at Joe’s Pub on April 29th, the day her new CD “This Kind of Love” came out. I was lucky enough to be there and share in the excitement of the show.
Joe’s Pub is very small and intimate, it’s dark and cozy but not exactly photo friendly… I did my best.
Accompanying Carly were her son Ben Taylor, Jimmy Webb, Peter Calo, Jimmy Parr, Ben Saw and a beautiful young woman whose name I’m sorry to say I forget (I think she’s Carly’s manager) and if I forgot anyone I’m truly sorry. The almost two hour show consisted of a blend of new songs and old familiar ones. The title song from “This Kind of Love” is very lush and I love the Brazilian beat. They brought down the house though with a new arrangement of “You’re So Vain” which in the opinion of everyone there, should be recorded.
As is usually the case when you’re having a really good time, it eventually comes to an end. I’m glad I was there, congrats to Carly on a wonderful new CD and here’s to friends she helped bring together.
Reporting from New York City at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2007. Here we stand looking high in the sky at the spot where in 56 hours and 3 minutes the ball will drop and usher in 2008. If you look closely at the top picture you can actually see the 2008 just above the Toshiba sign. Excitement fills the air in anticipation of the start of a new and fresh year.
Martha’s Vineyard prepares for her own end of the year and beginning of a new one with some interesting activities. Enjoy the Last Day walk at Felix Neck on the 31st.
Last Night/First Day in Vineyard Haven is a two day event including fireworks… also rock to the music of Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish at Outland until the early hours of 2008.
Click on the link above to see a list of the other festivities to enjoy on this New Year’s weekend.
I know I’m off MV topic again but I can’t resist posting some of our sweet and whimsical dog Christmas ornaments. The one shown here is Stephen Huneck’s dog angel… his work is incredible.
I know this blog is sub-titled “All Martha’s Vineyard, All the Time”, but I didn’t think MV would mind sharing a post with another “M” island … Manhattan. Martha’s Vineyard was once part of NY , but I’m digressing. Since I couldn’t be on MV for the Edgartown weekend we went into NYC to stroll around and enjoy the beauty of Christmas that the city has to offer.
Ice skaters in Central Park.
Crowds and traffic on 5th Avenue.
Tree at Trump Tower.
And finally two of the most popular attractions at Christmas.
THE tree… and
Now back to our regularly scheduled Island.
Eight years ago Patty painted this for Deb for her birthday. All the pups and kittens have Vineyard names. Mark (Chilmark), Edgar (Edgartown), Tizzy(Tisbury), Buffy (Oak Bluffs), Martha, Vinny, Chappy(Chappaquiddick) and Katy(Katama) to name a few.
When Deb received this she still had Katy, her first Boykin Spaniel, represented here by the dark brown pup Santa’s holding in his right arm. The following Christmas Katy had since died and we had Chappy. When we took out the sculpture at Christmas time Deb took a look at it and gasped… “oh no, Chappy’s a kitten.” With a few strokes of her paint brush Patty changed Chappy from a kitten to the little brown dog on Santa’s right boot. All was well.