Ivy Notes S2 E5 (did I get that right Dean?)

(That’s Cornell in the photo.)

My first interview with Richard Press is in the top 5 global podcast ranking for both #talk and #interview.  (source:  M-X Radio).  Tell me again that Ivy is dead?   You can listen to the show here if you haven’t already.


Guess what happens if you click on this?


The Amazing Tom sent me this collaboration between Barbour and Allen Edmonds.


Imagine if Brad Pitt and Gwenyth Paltrow (ok, I know she is a little… out there… but still if she played her cards right) had a baby and it was ugly?


Chris Collins (just wrote a piece for us here) is also amazing, but how many times in one post can you use that as a descriptor?  Besides, I think Tom copyrighted (that feels like it is not a word) Amazing anyway.  If he didn’t, the ’69 Mets did.  At any rate, Chris sent me this image.


No matter how many times I shower, I cannot get this out of my head.


I keep promising the Thread The Needle II review, it is written, but Richard’s show is still climbing and I am trying to let that soar before I start pointing folks towards the book.

Finally, Old School sent me this, which is my new wallpaper on my iPad.


9 Comments on "Ivy Notes S2 E5 (did I get that right Dean?)"

  1. whiskeydent | November 9, 2022 at 1:57 pm |

    Allen Edmonds has launched some bizarre shoes of late. I fully expect there will soon be a sneaker version of these horrid shoes.

  2. malcolm wolcott | November 9, 2022 at 2:47 pm |

    Loved the comic strip on dress on airplanes . I had to sit next to a man is first class the other day on a three hr flight who was wearing a wife beater shirt and a pair of gym shorts and he needed a shower. Charlie Davidson would have been sick on the plane.

  3. Plenty of vaudevillian gags today! We should book some gigs. Friday and Saturday nights at Ivy campus ballrooms. We can hire some side-men. The house can run the bar, so no headaches. RP can do monologues and sing a few numbers. All we need is a girl singer with a monkey…and a piano player who can fake and fill time between skits. The only question is, will the monkey agree to wear the clown shoes?

  4. Larrythefan | November 9, 2022 at 4:33 pm |

    Great interview John and Richard. Richard your stories were fantastic and it was so great to get to know more about you. John you run a really good show that is paced very well. I am a Springsteen fan and you did a great cover. I assume you are not on iTunes because you play covers?

    • I concur. In fact I was surprised at JB’s hosting. He was funny but also had depth. It was quite good and I will tune in this week as well.

  5. JB had a pleasant voice, and sounded younger than I expected

  6. Charlie Davidson R.I.P. Yes, he’d note a tragic lack of duende– everywhere.

    “I look around and see, for the most, part sissies, simps, and softies.” Stated differently —

    “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind…” – HDT

  7. Excellent show. Thanks for sharing.

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