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Here is an audio recording of Rory’s historic performance on the magical evening in September of 1974 .




Published on Jan 9, 2014

” Rory Gallagher 7th September 1974 Central Park New York.
This is the concert where Rory famously played Aerosmith off the stage. The crowd went into a frenzy after Rory (the opening act) left the stage. Aerosmith played for about 45 mins until their drummer was hit by a bottle and then they abruptly ended the show.
1. Messin’ With The Kid
2. Tattoo’d Lady
3. Early In The Morning
4. Cradle Rock
5. Just A Little Bit
6. Walk On Hot Coals
7. Laundromat
8. Hands Off
9. Bullfrog Blues “










Dave Hannigan

In the late summer of 1974, a New York brewery called Schaefer’s organised an outdoor music festival at the auditorium in Central Park. Over the course of 12 nights, locals were afforded the opportunity to see a whole host of acts, covering all musical tastes. From Ray Charles to Lynyrd Skynyrd, from The Pointer Sisters to Bad Company, the line-up each evening ran the gamut of some of the most popular outfits of the time. On September 7th, the last night of the run, the bill was topped by Aerosmith and the warm-up act was one Rory Gallagher.

Wearing his standard uniform of jeans, denim jacket and a check shirt, Gallagher took the stage in front of a crowd who’d paid $1.50 and $2.50 to be there and he seemed determined to give them value for money.

“It’s quite a few months since we were here,” said Gallagher as he…

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NYC Bodypainting Day: A Model’s Recap








” Yesterday, models of all shapes and sizes became walking canvases for body painting artists from all over the country in New York City’s first Body Painting Day, an event dedicated to accepting our bodies as we are as well as displaying beautiful art. (Photos can be viewed on Flickr and Gothamist.)”





”  I was fortunate enough to participate as one of the models. Mind you, walking naked through one of the most crowded cities in the country was never on my bucket list, however it was definitely an experience and a message I was proud to promote. I arrived at the southwest entrance to Central Park at about 12:15pm and met with my artist, Margie Nugent, who I had coordinated with prior to the event to avoid any stress upon arriving. She was provided with the paint and we made camp next to a bench. “You ready?”, asked Margie. Off came my dress. There I stood in a thong in front of a surrounding crowd, cell phones ready to upload to social media, as my artist went straight to work. Another artist sharing our bench came prepared with her iPod and speakers. Shenanigans in our corner with sing-alongs and naked models shaking what was hanging. Hours in, it was time for the lady parts to be painted to complete the look. I was not nervous about showing my bits to public; I was more concerned with how the inevitable gawkers would release their inappropriate images to the interwebs. Fortunately, it was a quick cover.”






    On a similar note the World Body Painting Festival was held several weeks ago in Austria . Below is a video of some of the highlights .








The Guardian has many pictures and details of the 17th annual festival …





This year, the festival took place from 29 June to 3 July.




” The 17th annual world bodypainting festival has taken place in Pörtschach, Austria. Thousands of visitors arrived to observe the bodypainting work of artists from 47 different countries on the theme of Pop Art. “







CEO Ticketed For Early Morning Central Park Jog





” A flabbergasted Manhattan entrepreneur says he was ticketed for jogging too early in Central Park.

“ I just got a SUMMONS for running in Central Park at 430 am ‘before it opened.’ ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME NEW YORK CITY?” a furious Peter Shankman tweeted Thursday morning.

  The founder of Help a Reporter Out and self-described “author, speaker, and worldwide connector,” was on the second mile of a 10-mile run through the green space at 4:30 a.m. when a police officer stopped him because the park is technically closed from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.”



    We always thought that New York was the “city that never sleeps” . While the Post article makes reference to the park “technically” being closed from 1am to 6am a visit to the Central Park website rules and regulations page offers no such rule . There is mention of restricted hours for driving on the Park roads but nothing about limits on pedestrian travel .

    A separate NYC Parks & Recreation website does proscribe a 1am to 6am curfew but a casual observer who went online to the Central Park website would not be informed of that fact unless they clicked on the link to Parks & Recreation .

Regardless , in a city of 8 million people , many of whom keep hours that are not exactly your standard 9-5 employment one would think that they park would be available earlier than 6am and doesn’t $1000 seem a bit excessive ?


The Post has more








Around the World in Photos Pt.8 [15 Pics]


Incredible stitched-together panorama of New York’s Central Park. It feels like playing Sim City! Click to see full resolution. Photo by Sergey Semonov.

This photo has to be seen in it’s glory on the site to be appreciated . Click through and enlarge the photo to grasp the detail that it has captured , and check out the others while you are at it .  

Here’s one more to whet your appetite 

A dam in Rayong, Thailand

We’ll leave you guessing what this one is . Enjoy