829 Southdrive

829 Southdrive

A New Jersey state of mind

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Just Because Times Two

For thirty plus years this song has captivated me, and much more 
recently has reminded me of a girl in Brooklyn and a guy in England. 

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, can't wait to listen at home.

    BTW - I don't think you are on Facebook, but I thought something I posted there might be of interest to you, with your love of the old-time sailors. Here it is for you:

    Fun detail about this weekend - I never ealized it but our Paddling Chef's dad, who hosted us and all our stinky gear this weekend, is a racing sailor of very high repute. He and his brother won the Snipe International Championship in 1942. Their boat was named W.P.A. - We Pass All.

    He continues to race succesfully in the Manhasset Bay One Design fleet, and through his good graces, we had permission to launch and land on the grounds on one of the magnificent estates on Sands Point - fictionalized as "West Egg" in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. What a treat for a longtime Fitzgerald fan to stand on a sweeping lawn looking at the docks along the bay and imagining that green light shining at the end of one of them.

    I couldn't resist googling him this morning & I found an article of his that was in the June, 1967 edition of One Design & Off Shore Yachtsman.

    Yours truly was only a couple of weeks old!

    Lovely gentleman, great to meet him. I just wish we'd had more time to hear some of his stories, he has to have some great ones.