The throngs have once again amassed; they scream in unison. They have in common their cause. No, I'm not referring to the arrival of the football season. This event is The Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy. In case you don't know New York City well, Little Italy is a three block stretch of pasta joints nestled between Chinatown and SoHo. And, every September thousands descend on these streets to attend The Feast of San Gennaro, eat funnel cakes, and drink frozen booze from plastic cups. I'm a big fan of tradition. Yippee!
I moved to New York some 10 years ago during the this time and now I'm perched in my new apartment above the feast; my eyes, and more importantly, my ears on Mulberry Street. They begin to construct the dunk-tanks and pina colada stands at 12 every night and keep me up till 4 am. Amid the contracting chaos there are some very well dressed Italian men collecting what I assume is mail destined for the homeland. They're handed these harmless white envelopes which they measure in their open palms for weight (to estimate postage I assume) then look around before entering their luxury cars and speeding off. It doesn't get better than this. Fuggedaboutit!
Football season is in fact under way. The Patriots won then lost Deion Branch to the Seahawks. We had a great crowd for the game Sunday and promise to have an even better one next week for the Jets. Every Sunday we're raffling off NFL jerseys, so come in and play.
But, I'm getting ahead of myself. Tonight NESN is coming in to get footage of Kayreoke. So come on down and take the mic and get on air in New England.
Tomorrow night, Wednesday, we're having a Boston Latin alumni happy hour. If you graduated from Latin, come on and mingle. Also, David Ortiz should be going for the Sox home run record. You do not want to miss history.
Thursday night, Seth Mnookin, author of Feeding The Monster, will be reading from his book and signing copies of it. Come meet the author and find out just why the Sox have sucked so bad.
Friday night kicks off another Yankees series. It's not for first place, but it's our chance to uh, uhm, ah...come on in and see the Sox.
YES Network is looking for more fans to compete against their Roadtrippers. If you're interested and available Friday all day. Let me know. You must be athletic.
"Lazy Mary you better get up"
She answered back, "I am not able"
"Lazy Mary you better get up
We need the sheets for the table"
"Lazy Mary you smoke in bed
There's only one man you should marry
My advice to you would be
Is to pay attention to me"
"You better marry a fireman he'll come and go,
Go and come sempr's la pompa a mano tiene