Paul Erdos the eccentric Hungarian mathematician of the 20th century.
This fellow, Jerry Leibner, was a Jewish songwriter of the 50s and 60s who has recently passed away. He wrote hits for Elvis Presley and in many respects assisted in the formation of rock and roll. He was very interested in black culture, which would in turn manifest itself in Elvis’ musical style, and through this greatly influence western popular music.
The state incurs debts for politics, war, and other higher causes and ‘progress’. The assumption is that the future will honor this relationship in perpetuity.
This is a passport dating from the years 1924 to 1948 for citizens of what was then the British Mandate for Palestine. Many copies have remained as a keepsake for Palestinian refugees.
Just a little video I pieced together for Dirty Beaches’ lo-fi gem, Horses.
It has come to my attention that the Chelsea Hotel, arguably the most Rock ‘n’ Roll hotel in the world, is closing down. Sid Vicious killed Nancy Spungen there. Arthur Clark wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey there. Jack Kerouac booked a room there with Gore Vidal. The painter Mark Rothko even used the dining room as a studio, and playwright Arthur Miller stayed there for six years following his divorce with Marilyn Monroe.
The ultimate fate of the hotel is that it is to be converted to either condominiums or a luxury hotel; all current residents (some of whom have been staying for months or years) are to be given notice to leave. A sad end to a great piece of New York City.