I produced a Tribute show for my best friend, Jack Carlson. This includes 1 hour+ of our memories as well as all the tunes. I included our early days in Forest Hills and the Catskills. There are lots of our Doo Wop Buddies, who were contemporary with us and our youth. Jack and I worked on it all together, with Jack providing the music while I provided the photos and story! This is very special to me, as it was to Jack and the fans!
Looking back but enjoying today .. My old high school buddies and some of my Doo Wop Buddies too. Us, and our Doo Wop Buddies, go back to 1958! Born in Brooklyn, grew up in Queens and lived in Manhattan until our move to the Wild West!
Al, and I, were both Italian and big Elvis fans. Our "Do's" were the result back then!
Al and I met in high school, we like most teenagers were really into Rock and Roll. I also met my best friend Jack and often met and sang with him and his group, the Roomates. Jack and I would renew our friendship much later in life. We had more great times before his passing in 2015. I will miss him, always.
Al and I were Doo Wop Buddies since high school, and recently attended a show in Ft Pierce together with lots of the performers and fans. We shared high school, music and lots of fun during our NY days and nights!
Life Before Real Estate
I worked in the corporate world for 25 years, then started my own software and hardware business.
My corporate life included working full time for Blue Cross, EDS (and Ross Perot), Irving Trust & several banks, as well as Revlon, Dupont IEA and NYCTA. This filled much of my time.
Many of these early years, I was involved in the family real estate business while working in the Corporate World and doing some MIS consulting. This left little personal time, and caused lots of stress. So, I left the Corporate world to focus on my main interests.
I had the opportunity to do a tv news special to promote my business. Great fun.
Our Love Story
Jersey Boys and Girls
Lots of fond memories of Paulina's family. This includes a nostalgic show I produce for Mama's 90th birthday back in 2006.
Moving to the Wild West
We relocated from Manhattan to Tucson on October 1, 1999, The shows below include lots more layback times and some of my best memories.
15 Minutes of Fame
Fun story, the news reporter had come to do an interview with the Fire Captain. However, the reporter and us had so much fun that he created the show around us and our chat. I still find it hare to believe they included some of my humor and comments. BTW, the reporter had worked with Bob Fassbender back in his NYC days. I had attended the Wedding Party for my friend Edyse and her new husband Bob. We too shared some NY stories. Great memories.
Moving to Skyline Country Club Estates
I've included some fun times with friends at our Country Club, we go back to the NYC days. We would reminisce about our NYC times.