Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Not Again....

It's been months since I've posted, and I'm sad to say this latest post is reminiscent of my last.

Another diner has closed.

I read with dismay that Al Macs, an iconic fixture of Fall River, had closed on Monday. How did I miss this? Why did I not know that this really cool place was going to shut its doors?

There's a lot of coverage in the news, as it seems that Al Macs is yet one of many in a growing list of diners closing.


So, support your local business - that diner downtown, the non-chain restaurant (although, to be fair, most chains are run by local business people and are paying sizable franchise fees) the farmer's market, the local hardware store, the drive-in. Yes, most times these places are more expensive. They are your neighbors who are trying to make a go of it.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Larry Cultrera's Ode to the Fish Tale

Today was the last day for the Fish Tale diner in Salisbury, MA.  I'm not sure which bothers me more - that the diner has closed or that it has been so long since I've been there.

I'm pretty sure that the last time I was there, a friend of mine shot a whole roll of film and then realized there wasn't any film in the camera. Now that's a long time...and it is NO fish tale.

Check out Larry's posting here.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Poirier's Diner on the Move

Poirier's Diner was known as the Top Hat the first time I went there. A 1947 Kullman has had a few lives  before it closed.

There's new hope.  Check out this video story from the Providence Journal. http://bcove.me/9yvh6lc7

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Sounds of the Season

Not dissin' the "virtual duet"...well, maybe a bit. Most of the coolest of the cool Christmas songs were done live...way before YouTube was even a twinkle in MTV's eye, so it's not easy to find live performances.

Here are a couple to tide you over. Now hang your stockings, and say your prayers, 'cause Santa Claus comes tonight.


Friday, December 23, 2011

Sounds of the Season

You knew this had to make list....from my all-time favorite Christmas special....The Year Without A Santa Claus....

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sounds of the Season

Since I couldn't find a video of Elvis singing my favorite...Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me...here's another fav...Santa Claus is Back in Town. He leads right into Blue Christmas. 

All with the added bonus of it being from the 68 Comeback Special.