Many of you know that I have had a series of mishaps with my knee -- a simple ACL replacement surgery went awry resulting in the shattering of my knee cap. A second surgery was supposed to have fixed the knee cap. I spent months (April, May, June and July) in rehab, but alas, I have just learned that the knee cap never healed and a third surgery is scheduled for this Friday, August 1. Don't know what the outcome will be, and what I will have to do or not do to get this to heal. I am hopeful and willing to do the rehab all over, so long as I can get restored to full function. Think of me - I'll keep you posted - updated 2014-07-30 21:26:43 UTC
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Theatre, Snow skiing, Waterskiing, home repair, electronic repair, study, philosophy, taking things apart, putting them back together, guitars (gibsons and martins and after forty years, finally like a strat), building things, fixing things, planting things (if I am told where they go), going to hardware stores, and going to music stores -- I wish there were real record stores still...
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Now: House, 24, Glee, Curb, Sarah Connor Chronicles, all CNN except Larry King, Keith Obermann, Rachel Madow Then: Boston Legal, Star Trek, Man from Uncle, Hill Street Blues, LA Law, St. Elsewhere, Letterman (especially the early morning version), Monty Python, and Fawlty Towers...
Black Orpheus, Swept Away, every Bond film (even the bad ones) every Star Trek film (even the bad ones), every Coen Brothers film (there are no bad ones, and but Blood Simple is superb)...
ZAPPA, Faure, Verdi, Puccini, Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Bruce Hornsby, Lee Ritenour, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Jethro Tull, Allman Brothers, Dead, Mozart, Haydn, Handel, Steve Winwood, Traffic, Lyle Lovett, Bonnie Raitt, Stravinsky, Pat Martino, Acoustic Alchemy, Dvorak, Chick Corea, Return to Forever, and Zappa....
About me:
A Zappa fan from the Garrick Theatre days (I was 13 when I first saw the Mothers). I was one of the lucky ones to win a guitar and more important, a chance to jam with Dweezil and this terrific band. I have seen every ZPZ show in the NY area since the start and saw countless shows with Frank (all the Felt Forum, Palladium, Halloween, etc shows). Still play guitar. For fun, I am also a rabbi and ride a motorcycle.
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GMBG posted a comment on the comment GMBG

2014-08-20 20:42:40 UTC
Hangingin there -- will see next week if the third surgery was able to repair the patella (knee cap) -- for now living on a wave of pain meds and trying to do work in the moments of lucidity.  At least I can still play......Read more

GMBG posted a comment on the comment The Meeting Place

2014-08-20 01:14:14 UTC
Also one cannot forget his intro for the Illinois Enema Bandit......Read more

GMBG posted a comment on the group The Meeting Place

2014-08-19 23:09:27 UTC
So sad to learn of the passing of Don Pardo -- I was at the Palladium when Zappa invited Pardo to join him on-stage (after the Saturday Night Live appearance).  Wearing a huge black cape, Pardo joined Zappa as he led the......Read more

GMBG became friends with Rob E.

2014-08-19 17:55:46 UTC

GMBG posted a comment on the comment Random Photos

2014-08-16 00:24:32 UTC
Love the place -- coolest place to live -- been here since 1980......Read more