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:
“Do Wah Diddy Diddy” was made famous by the English band Manfred Mann in 1964 but was first recorded by the Exciters in 1963 as “Do Wah Diddy”.
Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skyline was released on April 9, 1969. It continued the country leanings of the last two songs on his prior album John Wesley Harding. It was a lot different than the albums he had produced just a few years earlier of image-laden organ-drenched pounding rock.
This was a straight country album and didn’t seem very ambitious. It was peaceful during a really turbulent time. The best songs have held up well – I prefer “I Threw It All Away” and “To Be Alone With You” to the hit “Lay Lady Lay”.