Remembering Anthony Bourdain

 

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TONY

 

Friday June 8, 2018 is quite a sad day. We mourn the loss of the great and irriplaceable Anthony Bourdain, a man loved and venerated by many. I hero to some as with I. We loved watching Tony travel the World, devouring it, and enjoying every minute of it, as only Tony could do. Anthony has his own special charm and sardonic humor and wit that was all his own, uniquely Bourdain, ad this is why those of us wo loved and enjoyed Anthony will miss him, and for another bright light snuffed out, we mourn his loss, but remember him fondly. Farewell Tony, you will be profoudly missed. Good Bless and Rest in Peace.

 

Daniel Bellino Zwicke

 

 

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Stevie Nicks GYPSY

 

STEVIE NICKS
 
 
“GYPSY”
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Written by STEVVIE NICKS
 
Performed by STEVIE NICKS
 
and FLEETWOOD MAC
 
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FLEETWOOD MAC
 
 
About The SONG

On March 31, 2009, Nicks gave an interview to Entertainment Weekly discussing the inspiration for the song:

“Oh boy, I’ve never really spoken about this, so I get verklempt, and then I’ve got the story and I start to screw it up. Okay: In the old days, before Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey [Buckingham] and I had no money, so we had a king-size mattress, but we just had it on the floor. I had old vintage coverlets on it, and even though we had no money it was still really pretty… Just that and a lamp on the floor, and that was it—there was a certain calmness about it. To this day, when I’m feeling cluttered, I will take my mattress off of my beautiful bed, wherever that may be, and put it outside my bedroom, with a table and a little lamp.”

On March 25, 2009 during a show in Montreal on Fleetwood Mac’s Unleashed Tour, Stevie Nicks gave a short history of the inspiration behind Gypsy. She explained it was written sometime in 1978-79, when the band had become “very famous, very fast,” and it was a song that brought her back to an earlier time, to an apartment in San Francisco where she had taken the mattress off her bed and put it on the floor. To contextualize, she voiced the lyrics: “So I’m back, to the velvet underground. Back to the floor, that I love. To a room with some lace and paper flowers. Back to the gypsy that I was.” Those are the words: ‘So I’m back to the velvet underground’—which is a clothing store in downtown San Francisco, where Janis Joplin got her clothes, and Grace Slick from Jefferson Airplane. It was this little hole in the wall, amazing, beautiful stuff—’back to the floor that I love, to a room with some lace and paper flowers, back to the gypsy that I was.'”

The second subject of this song is the message as a tribute to someone’s passing. On October 5, 1982, Robin Snyder Anderson, Stevie’s best friend, died of leukemia.

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STEVIE NICKS

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GYPSY

Lyrics by STEVIE NICKS

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ROCK N ROLL N COFFEE

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This Painting Perfectly Typifies GROUNDED COFFEE
 
As There are Numerous NUDES hanging on The CAFE WALLS
 
 
 

Today is Thursday April 5th 2018, and my second time at Grounded Coffee Cafe on Jane Street in Greenwich Village, New York. My second trip in 2 days and certainly not my last, as for sure I will come here many more times. This is a great little cafe in a World were cafeshave become few and far between. Well in New York anyway. And to be more specific, in Manhattan and downtown in Greenwich Village, a place that should have many wonderful cafes in each and every part of this wonderful neighborhood that we call The Village. 

For many years, the only cafes in the whole of Manhattan were more or less in just two spots. Those two placces being Little Italy and Greeniwch Village where you had Caffe Dante, Caffe Reggio , Caffe Borgia, Caffe Vivaldi and others. Did you notice that these places are caffes spelled with tow F’s and not one as most people know as in cafe. Two ffs is the Italian way to spell Caffe and al these caffes mention were of the Italian Variety, not French and not American like this one, Grounded Coffee. Well it’s not even called a cafe, but never-the-less it is, and a very good one at that. Grounded Coffee has eeverything a great cafe needs : # 1 they’ve got Great COFFEE which is and absolute must. Two, the place is comfortable and welcoming and has the kind of vibe a good cafe needs. Three, they place great Music, which helps to make the great vibe. Four they have cool people, both the Employees and the customers made of the usual cafe sprinkling of students, writers, artist, and ordinary people who love good Coffee or Tea, and being out in cafes, whether on their own ; reading, writing, surfing the Net, or simply just hanging out, relaxing and enjoying their cafe beverage of choice. And number 5, in this day and age (Now 2018) Free and good Wifi.

 
 
The ROLLING STONES
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“They Don’t Play any CRAP RAP Music at GROUNDED. Just Good Old ROCK ROLL Like The ROLLING STONES, AEROSMITH, The WHO, The DOORS, and more.”
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Grounded Coffee has been open since 2004 and me being the Cafe-Hound that I am, I can’t beleive it took me so long to find this place. I came across the place one night walking around the Village. I just peeked my head in to chceck it out to see if it was the kind of Cafe that I like and if I would want to come back. It was. It is. About a week ago I thought about it when I wanted to go to a cafe one night and didn’t want to go to one of my usual places but was hankering for something new. I thought about Grounded and wanted to go there, but couldn’t remember exactlt where it was and didn’t feel like walking around aimlessly for 20 minutes or so, so I didn’t even give it a shot. Two nights ago on my way over to Western Beef to buy some Sweet Italian Sausages for my Sauce, I just happened to pass by, a boy I was happy I did. I had plenty of time to get over to the grocery store so I decided to pop into Grounded and have a Coffee and finally check out the scene in this good old cafe. Well it was wonderful. The cafe was nice and relaxing, they played Great Music (Great CLASSIC ROCK), like The ROLLING STONES, and the vibe was nice. Speaking of the Vibe, it was the sort of Hippy-ish with its numerous Ceiling Fans, many potted and hanging Plants, Mix & Match Furniture, and Art Students Paintings hanging on the walls. It was Love at First Sight. I  ended up staying 2 and a half  hours before heading out to get my Sausage & Tomatoes  for the SAUCE

So, anyway, that’s it for now. Plain and simple, Grounded Coffee is a Great Cafe and a gift to the neighborhood of Greenwich Village and the People of NEW YORK and the many tourist who visit our Great City.

I Thank You, The PEOPLE of GRANDED COFFEE ,

Daniel Bellino Zwicke

 

They Play GREAT MUSIC

Mostly CLASSIC ROCK :

“I LOVE IT” !!!
Today’s Set List :

SWEET – YOU LOVE IS LIKE OXYGEN

FREE RIDE by Grand Funck Railroad

The ROLLING STONES – Gimme Shelter


CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
DONOVAN “LOLA”

PINBALL WIZARD – 



The WHO

PINK FLOYD DARK SIDE of THE MOON


LED ZEPPELIN

JIM MORRISON

The DOORS



STEPPINWOLF “MAGIC CARPET RIDE”

MARK BOLAN “GET IT ON BANGA GONG” 

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE “DON’T YOU WANT SOMEBODY TO LOVE” ?

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Ozersky Best Burger in America

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The late great JOSH OZERSKY once proclaimed The BURGER at Raouls’ French Bistro on Prince Street in Soho, New York “America’s Best Burger.” Well, the Burger is pretty Dam Good but we don’t think we’d proclaim it the Best in America. Maybe among America’s Best, but we’d not say America’s Single # 1 Best Burger in the USA. We loved Josh, we miss him and his wonderfully unique style and utter enthusiasm, and that when he loved something, he call it “New York’s Best,” or America’s Best as in the case for Josh’s love for the Burger at Raoul’s of which just 12 are made per night.

We highly respect Josh and his decision, and Josh was usually right or not far off the mark, so we’ll call The Burger at Raoul’s one of New York’s Best, or one of America’s most wonderful Burgers, just not the single best.

Basta !

 

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Inside Raoul’s

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A Night at RAOUL’S

Soho

NEW YORK

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REMEMBERING JOSH OZERSKY

RIP

 

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HOT COFFEE a Poem

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HOT COFFEE

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Hot Coffee

I Love thee So

 

Do You Love Me?

It matters not

My love for thee, is unrequited

Whether you love me or not

Still thee do I Love

You’re warm You’re Hot

I Love It HOT !

Your taste

Oh so Good

I need you

whether or not 

you need me …

Still, you’re always there

for Me

Each and every day

every morning the Year thorugh

Year After Year

you’re there

For Me

and I have thee

whether or not you want me

Your’e Hot

then warm

then cold

Kind of like Love

Still, you’re always there

I have you two or three times a day

sometimes more

You comfort me 

you’re always there

You’re coffee

sometimes Sweet

sometimes not

you can be bitter at times

but I love when you’re Hot!

Coffee, Thanks for your Comfort, your taste

  your consistency

You’re Coffee

I Love thee so



a  Poem by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke










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