I have only seen one of his buildings – the Bayard Building in lower Manhattan.
“U Li La Lu” by Poi Dog Pondering from 1990 has a great reference to Van Morrison:
“If I should die in a car wreck
May I have Van Morrison on my tape deck
If I should die in a car wreck
May I have Van Morrison on my tape deck”
Pat Paulsen was a comedian who appeared on the Smothers Brothers show and had satirical presidential campaigns.
Ricky Jay was a magician, author and actor.
I first knew his work through his book Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women which is about all kinds of strange people.
One of my favorite Nilsson songs: