Saturday, February 27, 2010

Yankee Photo Day

Before the Yankees embark on their 2010 season in hopes of walking down the Canyon of Heroes again, the Bronx Bombers first line up for photo day. Click above to see the Daily News' photo montage video.

Hey Daddy: Sammy Kaye, 1941

The song "Daddy" was featured in the 1941 B-movie, Two Latins From Manhattan, starring Joan Davis. The hit recording was by Sammy Kaye's group

Hey Daddy

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I finally found a contextual excuse for this Bobby Troup song sung by Julie London
Hey, Daddy, I want a diamond ring, bracelets, everything
Daddy, you oughta get the best for me
Hey, Daddy, gee, don't I look swell in sables?
Clothes with Paris labels?
Daddy, you oughta get the best for me
Here's *'n'amazing* revelation
With a bit of stimulation
I'd be a great sensation
I'd be your inspiration
Daddy, I want a brand new car, champagne, caviar
Daddy, you oughta get the best for me

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Possible Way To Acquire Data That Matters

The chancellor will speaking at this conference on the subject of making data that matters. Eva won't be there, but she certainly can attest to the fact the time the chancellor spent on her behalf allowed her to acquire data that mattered.

One Way To Get Special Access

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Could the above have led to the following? Can't be, but anything's possible.
An excerpt from the daily news' best reporter, Juan Gonzalez
Schools Chancellor Joel Klein often lauds a small group of Harlem charter schools founded by former City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz.
But few New Yorkers are aware of the access Moskowitz has to the chancellor or the special support he has bestowed on her program, whose four schools enroll just 1,300 of the city's more than 1 million public school students.
Since Moskowitz launched her first Harlem Success Academy in August 2006, Klein has attended at least 13 events for her schools, including several fund-raisers and private meetings with her, 125 e-mails between them show.
The e-mails, obtained by the Daily News under a Freedom of Information request, provide a glimpse into the close relationship - one that would make most principals green with envy.
They show that in addition to Klein's visits, Moskowitz:
- Secured the chancellor's help last year in landing a $1 million donation from a private Los Angeles foundation.
- Got Klein to intervene on her behalf in clashes she had with his subordinates.
- Boasted to him of organizing parent "armies" to advocate for Mayor Bloomberg's educational policies - and of flooding politicians with thousands of pro-charter school postcards.
The News requested e-mails pertaining to the efforts of Harlem Success to get more space in school buildings. The space issue is contentious in many city neighborhoods, and Moskowitz may be the best-known advocate of more public space for charters.
The e-mails clearly show Moskowitz had Klein's ear on the issue, even complaining to him about his aides.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Just Stand Up

A great song for a graduation

Mary J. Blige Webcast

Love watching how into it those girls in the first row were. Also some of the older folks. I think that's my nephew Jamie at the twenty minute, fifty second mark :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

NYC's Dynamic Duo Skates In Winter Olympics

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With his private, "the hell with going green," jet on hand and with his education czar a redundancy as the system privatizes, Mayor Mike took time to strut his stuff in Vancouver. As it is, it comes easy for Joel to follow directions.