Manitoba @ The Bowery Electric in New York, NY Monday, December 31, 2012 at 7:30pm Tickets: http://bnds.in/S8O8Jb More Tour Dates
THOUGHTS and HOPES by HANDSOME DICK MANITOBA
I enjoyed this baseball season, immensely. I loved all of the teams that carried hope into September. I loved the “No Name” Giants winning the World Series, the OLD FASHIONED WAY, with pitching, defense, patient hitting, and small ball. I loved the fact that my beloved NY Yankees won 95 games, their division, and a playoff series, against the O’s, with glue and string, and lots of magic and luck. I love that they made it to the “Final 4” of baseball.
I have one hope, for 2013. The same hope I have had for what will be 59 years, in January. That the Yankees win the WORLD SERIES. C’mon, # 28!!!!
And I thank Mr. Dan Epstein, for inviting me to these pages for the last 6 months, along with some adored Rock & Roll pals, to contribute to this labor of love column, HIGH and TIGHT.
Let’s do it again, in ‘13!
New York City, November, 2012
Dear Women, Homosexuals, and other alienated folks in our society…If, G-d forbid, The MORMON MORON wins, I will stand by your side. You can’t lose with Handsome Dick Manitoba backing you. We will dig our feet deep in the trenches. WE THE PEOPLE will fight the good fight, until our last breath.Don’t get down. We can’t win fights, if we are bowing our heads, and becoming victims. We will be vocal, we will continue to CARE,..We will continue to COUNT. Remember…America is a massive social experiment, with 300,000,000 million people. It’s virtually impossible to get one person to represent even a simple majority of US. And remember, this is a country that twice elected Bushy, who’s IN HIDING. A former PRESIDENT whose OWN party is ashamed of him….and Nixon, the MOST disgraced president in American history(I’m sure the religious right think BJ Clinton gets THAT award!) And this is a city, who elected Rudy Giuliani, the most despicable mayor of my almost 59 years….
I’M HERE FOR YOU MY PEOPLE..I’M HERE FOR YOU!
Had an FANTASTIC time at BOB GRUEN’S Bday party the other night. Got into a conversation with an old friend, who is helping with, and IN the CBGB movie. “How’s it going?”, I asked. “AMAZING”, was his response. “WHEW, that’s good to hear”. If one of us, AN INSIDER likes it, then that to ME, bodes well for the movie”…”Well, he continued, some people are gonna like it, some not. I guess if you’re not in it, you won’t like it”…”OH”!, “Well”, I continued, “A director has the prerogative to tell a story the way he sees it” “Yeah, well, the friend continued, “The Dictators weren’t really an EARLY CB’s band”
Ok, So am I to assume, that the Dictators are not in the movie? I will stand by my above statement that a director in a movie can do what he or she likes. It’s their vision.
But I gotta have my say. We played the club, regularly for 30 years. We had an absolutely GREAT relationship with the owner, Hilly Kristal, who the movie is supposedly about. We played the last weekend, ever at CBGB, Fri. & Sat. nights, the IMPORTANT NIGHTS…and, my son Jake and Hilly met a bunch of times, capping off, what I would consider, a wonderful relationship in my life.
But I’m told we are not in the movie, and the movie is GREAT. “People not in it will not like that fact” …”OH, you’re in it, getting paid, and think it’s GREAT?”
I will watch the movie, and give a fair, honest opinion. I CAN separate the disappointment about not being in the movie, from the artistry, or lack thereof, of filmmaking.
THE MANITOBA OPINION AWAITS!!!!
Cano sucked, but is very talented and young. He is NOT, intangible wise, leadership wise, anything BUT stud TALENT wise, a leader, a motivator, a guy you want to spend $130-40 million on in the next 6 years. NOT when your minor league system is depleted, your chips are minimal. Swish SUCKED EVERY YEAR in the playoffs. I would GLADLY trade Grandy and his 43 dingers, and 200 K’s..But the VIRUS!!!!..It all starts and ends with THE VIRUS.
He has SUCKED, 7 of his 8 years in the playoffs. YANKEE fans, EXPERT SPIN GUYS: YES OR NO..RIGHT NOW»> approaching 38, with no ROIDS, hip surgery, wheels falling off, and a SHELL of his past never to return..Are you HAPPY, in ANY way, shape or form, paying him $125 million for the next 5 years, and 1 WS WIN, 1, IN 8 YEARS, as a YANKEE with
"THE GREATEST PLAYER IN BASEBALL" , which is WHAT WE PAID FOR!?..
I AM NOT…Jeter led the MAJORS in hits…He is..BEYOND REPROACH……
A ROD ? HE IS…A VIRUS
As some are the ANTI ELVIS
He is..THE ANTI JETER
SARCASM»»> YOU know who I LOVE?…All the know it all people who I gave jobs to, and PATRONS, who “KNOW HOW TO RUN MY BAR BETTER THAN ME!”…«<All these wonderful folks who are no longer “friends”(as IF they WERE in the first place!) and never come in the bar anymore, and never acknowledge us on the street…
MORE SARCASM»>, GEE, I wish they were all BACK, so I cold be going out of business again, instead of FLOURISHING, which is what I AM NOW DOING RUNNING THE SHOW, WITH ZOE!!!!