A Post-Concert Mixer in Detroit
A Post-Concert Mixer in Detroit
All we are saying is give peace a...
The Spires, Villanova 1973
Beam me up, Scotty
Find a Mentor
Herbert Fiss was the director of the Villanova Singers during my time at Villanova. He remains to this day one of the most significant influences on my life. His passion for music allowed him to take 80 unruly young men and shape them into a remarkably talented choir. He...
Hang Out in the Dorm
Dorm Life: Two people live in a space about the size of a walk-in closet. I was fortunate to have a roommate who was much more than tolerable.Here, a bunch of my friends and I hang out in my dorm room, in what was then called "The New Dorm." It eventially was baptized...
Learn the Alma Mater
By Al Dubin and Joseph BurkeThe two men responsible for Villanova's Alma Mater have a pretty impressive songbook, including works such as I Only Have Eyes for You, We're in the Money, Forty-Second Street, Shuffle Off to Buffalo, the Academy Award winning Lullaby of Broadway,...
OK, Now What?
Lets see... I have a degree in English and Education...Maybe I should teach English.Me. Bad glasses. Beautiful friend.If you've met her, you'll never forget herAnd nobody knows like me.
Seated, left to right; Patti, Mary.Two things are very wrong in this picture.1. There is a female in our dorm room. This was a huge "thou shalt not" when I was at Villanova. Females were NEVER allowed in a guy's room, and vice versa. We obviously thought that was a very...
Listen to Great Music
Probably anyone of any age feels the same way, but I think there was a lot of outstanding music during my senior year. A few stand-outs:Angie Bad Bad Leroy BrownBoogie Woogie Bugle BoyBreak Up to Make UpCarry OnDanielDrift Away Walk on the Wild Side Touch Me In the...
The Villanova Singers often paired with a girls' choir at a Catholic girls' college. Each choir would perform separately, and then they would pair for a few major numbers. Singing was always fun, and so were the social events after the concerts. Here, a scene from a "mixer"...
Have a Picnic
Why are so many of my finest memories associated with an event at which a keg was present? The Villanova Singers offered many such events.Here, brothers Stan & Dave, plus Ted, along with Ted's wonderful Bryn Mawr girl friend-- all very cool people.Amazingly, I've just...
Road Trip Again!
So if a boring weekend is on the horizon, make a decision to do something radical... pile a bunch of friends into a bunch of cars, nab some tents, and drive to Niagara Falls.One of my life's most amazing experiences happened on this camping trip. When I walked out of my tent...
Road Trip !
The summer of Junior year, I flew to Seattle with two friends, and then we drove across the country back to Villanova (in a VW bug!), What a great experience! It was my first time seeing the Pacific Ocean, Mount Rainier, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon... and days of corn (it...
Go On Tour
Periodically, the Villanova Singers would pile onto busses and hit the road. We typically sang at Catholic Girls' Colleges, in Detroit, Chicago, Pittsburg, NYC, Boston... I have many fond memories of the concerts and the social aspects involved. A number of my singer friends...
Give me a head with hair
Long beautiful hair.Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen.Give me it down to there, shoulder length or longerHere baby, there, momma, everywhere, daddy, daddyHair...
There is a train station on the Villanova campus. In about 30 minutes, you can be in Philadelphia and enjoy all the cultural events the city offers. This is a program from a recital at the Academy of Music. A young tenor, Luciano Pavarotti, was rather impressive!The Academy...
Party Like A Fool
July 2, 1972-- the morning after the first annual July Fools' Party. My great friend Ippi had this party at his parents' home in West Orange, NJ. This shot is from the backyard of this house (even though it looks like we are in some wonderful wilderness!).This tradition has...
The Villanova Diner: It Used To Be A Howard Johnson's!
Where have all the Howard Johnson's gone?Long time passingWhere have all the Howard Johnson's gone?Long time agoWhere have all the Howard Johnson's gone?This particular onebecame The Villanova Diner,and now, alas, has been torn down so they could build something new.
Villanova Field House / Theater: See A Concert or Show
Villanova has a fine reputation for its high-quality theater program. When I was a student, David Rabe was a faculty member. There were a variety of concerts each year as well.
Here, an Ikette, Tina, and Ike, performing during my junior year in the Field House.
Dress Code: Ya know, every now and then
I think you might like to hear something from us
Nice and easy
But there?s just one thing
You see we never ever do nothing
Nice and easy
We always do it nice and rough
So we're gonna take the beginning of this song
And do it easy
Then we?re gonna do the finish rough
This is the way we do proud mary
Updated Jan 19, 2006
Main Line Mansion
One of the great old Main Line mansions. This old glory is now owned by Villanova University and is part of the expanded West Campus, off County Line Road.For more photos and a history of the house, see the web site.
A Divine Mansion
This remarkable French Gothic manor, now a National Historic Landmark, was built in 1892 by a steel baron. It later became the headquarters of Father Divine's International Peace Mission Movement. Originally named Woodmont, it was later called " The Mount of the House of the...
Villanova Basketball-- never boring, often surprising. There were some magic moments during my Villanova days (and quite a few since then!).
Written May 27, 2005
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