Sunday, April 22, 2012

Spring weekends: photos and videos

This weekend:


Before heading out.




The Silver Diner in Cherry Hill: nailing the look, but with fine-dinering modern food.




The Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood. Beautiful golden-era building, even though being in a Freemasons’ building was just a bit unnerving. Not pictured: the original phone booth with no phone in it anymore.


The openers: Lights Out. Young men keeping doo-wop alive.

92.1 WVLT, the best station in South Jersey (for stepping back in time), presented the show.


The Dovells, down to two original members, demonstrating their big hit 50 years ago. Things I learned that night: they weren’t from Bristol, Pa., but Overbrook High School (Wilt Chamberlain went there). They did the early-rock commercials for Robbins 8th & Walnut, which as of a year ago, thanks to the depression, isn’t at 8th & Walnut anymore. Jerry Robbins, the man with the diamond in his beard, was there; I saw him. Says his son’s store in Newark, Del. is keeping the family tradition.







Headliners Jay and the Americans, actually the Americans and a talented soundalike.

As you can imagine, most of the audience were original fans including Philly ‘Bandstand’ dancers.


Mass at Mater: Misericórdia Dómini plena est terra, allelúia: verbo Dómini coeli firmáti sunt, allelúia, allelúia. I think blog regular dcs helped take up the collection.




A cold heavy rain couldn’t scare my man Ron Paul nor me from Independence Mall. Nor a very young crowd. We have a future.



Lunch at Weber’s, one of the few remaining Stewart’s Root Beer drive-ins.

Two weeks ago:






New Hope, Pa.

Sal Savioni does it again: a French-designed little dress that looks great on Donna.

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