Tuesday, July 19, 2011

More McCartney

Paul McCartney performed in New York at Yankee Stadium last Friday and Saturday and during his nearly three hour long concerts, his drummer, Abe Laboriel Jr., kept the beat with his well known physicality. Abe is a big man and one can't help but admire his ability and enthusiasm. Abe, of course, is no Ringo Starr, but he's been playing behind McCartney (and Sting, Steve Vai and many other heavyweight artists) for many years. And he's carved out his own identity as a top performer in his own right.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Paul McCartney at Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium was the site of two Paul McCartney concerts over the weekend. I last saw him perform at a Super Bowl Halftime Show several years ago and I knew - even from that brief performance at the football game - that he'd put on an outstanding full scale gig. And did he ever! Almost three hours on stage each night and the second night, he invited music legend Billie Joel, to join him for the first of two encores. Sir Paul is 69 years old but he still is vital and vibrant on stage - and he's getting ready to be married for a third time so there's no reason to stop putting on shows.

Cooling Off

I found this scene at the Lincoln Center fountain on Saturday during the mid-day. It was about 87 degrees but it felt much cooler in front of the water. I liked the photo in sepia tone better than color.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Not A Jumper

Some people just are not happy with standing on the ground and posing for a photo on New York's iconic Brooklyn Bridge. This young woman thought it was a good idea to actually climb onto the steel ledge and hang among the support wires to create a unique picture. I have no idea what the man is doing.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July Fireworks

We were treated to a great sunset about one hour before the giant Macy's fireworks show - the largest in the USA - fired off its first colorful blast. We walked the streets of Manhattan's west side to get to one of the many viewing areas open to the general public. All together there were five barges of fireworks spread out on the Hudson River and we were treated to a vast array of fireworks in different colors, shapes and sizes.