Saturday, April 17, 2010


Up in the Woodstock area until Monday.

Staying with music today as I found an image of the band 'Mountain' (Corky Laing, the drummer not in photo) from New Years Eve, 1976 at what was then the Felt Forum (now the Wamu at Madison Square Garden in New York).

If my memory serves me well there were a few championship fights held in the Felt Forum. 'The Doors Box Set' was also recorded at this same venue.

Other acts that played the 'Felt were The Kinks, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Three Dog Night, Deodato and The Grateful Dead. Truly one of the premier venues of the time. Did I mention Frank Zappa did his annual Halloween Show at the Felt Forum before moving to the Academy of Music.

On another note last night I had dinner with my good friends Mike and Christine at their bed and breakfast, The Clark House located on Route 23A in Palenville. I would highly recommend this if you are visiting the Hudson Valley - it is centrally located and the food is absolutely incredible (albeit only breakfast). Mike is English (London) - Christine is French (Bordeaux) and come from a long history of hospitality and service. And if you are lucky you could catch Mike doing his stand-up routine on any given Saturday Night. Check them out - well worth your time.

PS: Judy Garland also played at The Felt Forum.

That is it for today - cloudy and rainy but well worth a ride to see what there is to capture.

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