|FAVORITE WATCH:||Timex(with the BIG numbers)|
|FAVORITE COOKIE:||Nabisco Devils Food Squares(they're round now) or Mallomars|
|FAVORITE CANDY BAR:||Mounds w/ Dark Chocolate|
|FAVORITE CEREAL:||Post Grape-Nuts|
|FAVORITE BOTTLED SALAD DRESSING:||Wish-Bone Olive Oil Vinaigrette|
They stopped making it! I'm SO bummed!!!
|FAVORITE PIZZA:||Archie's: Medellín, Colombia|
|FAVORITE BREAD:||Eli's Sourdough(New York);|
Garlic Naan(India) and
|FAVORITE ICE CREAM:||Häagen-Dazs Mint & Dark Chocolate Bar|
Wow! This one is too much!!!
|FAVORITE SODA:||Dr. Pepper|
Stewart's Root Beer
|FAVORITE THING ON A BURGER:||Bar-B-Q Sauce|
Except, I never eat burgers!!!
|FAVORITE T-SHIRTS:||JC Penney|
|FAVORITE SNEAKER:||New Balance White Canvas(every summer)|
Discontinued! I'm so bummed!!!
|FAVORITE PANTS:||M&F Girbaud or Levis 550s|
|FAVORITE SPORTSWEAR LOGO:||le coq sportif|
|FAVORITE SAYING:||"Hard work is its own reward!"|
|FAVORITE SAYING 2:||"There's no fool like an old fool! You can't beat experience." - Jacob Braude|
|FAVORITE SAYING ABOUT LUCK:||"Luck is where preparation meets opportunity!" In other words, there is no such thing as "luck!"|
|FAVORITE SAYING ABOUT FRIENDSHIP:||"To have a friend, you must, first and foremost, BE a friend!"|
|FAVORITE SAYING ABOUT A LIAR:||"False in small, false in all!"|
|FAVORITE MIKE TYSON QUOTE:||"Everyone has a plan 'til they get punched in the mouth!"|
|BEST ADVICE FROM FATHER:||"Clean as you go!"(refers to preparing a meal!)|
|WORST ADVICE FROM FATHER:||"Study law!"(his reasoning: "music comes and goes but there'll always be a need for the law!")|
|STRANGEST ADVICE FROM FATHER:||Eat the shrimp tails!!!|
And I'm still the only one who does!!!
|DAD'S PHILOSOPHY ON "FAIRNESS":||Steve: "But dad, it's not fair!!!"|
Sammy: "Hey! No one ever said life was going to be fair!!!"
|MOST PROUD MOMENT:||My son Heath graduating from Univ. of California at Santa Barbara|
|FAVORITE MEAL TO COOK:||Paul Prudhomme's "Shrimp Etoufée"|
|GREATEST CHEF:||Lloyd J. Harris|
|FAVORITE SANDALS:||G.H. Bass|
|FAVORITE BASKETBALL HANG:||McBurney YMCA(New York City)|
|FAVORITE CARD GAMES:||Gin Rummy and Casino|
|FAVORITE COMEDIES:||"Dr. Strangelove"; "The Producers"; "Love and Death"; "Young Frankenstein"; "High Anxiety"; "Broadway Danny Rose"; "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World"; "After the Fox"; "A Shot in the Dark"; "Waiting for Guffman"; "Best in Show"; "A Mighty Wind"; "The Ladykillers"; "The Aristocrats"; "For Your Consideration"; "Death at a Funeral"; "Tropic Thunder"; "Burn After Reading"; "A Serious Man"; and "The Big Sick"|
|FAVORITE OBSCURE COMEDY PERFORMANCE:||Richard Dimitri in "Johnny Dangerously"|
|RECENT FAVORITE MOVIES:||"Fargo"; "Lone Star"; "Unstrung Heroes"; "The Spanish Prisoner"; "Big Night"; "The Big Lebowski"; "The Impostors"; "Buena Vista Social Club"; "Liberty Heights"; "The Cider House Rules"; "Deceiver"; "Sleepers"; "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"; "Lantana"; "Mystic River"; "21 Grams"; "Lost in Translation"; "Sideways"; "Crash"; "Good Night, and Good Luck"; "Lady in the Water"; "Babel"; "Letters from Iwo Jima"; "Pan's Labyrinth"; "The Namesake"; "In the Valley of Elah"; "Michael Clayton"; "Gone Baby Gone"; "No Country for Old Men"; "Slumdog Millionaire"; "The Reader"; "The King's Speech"; "The Imitation Game"; "Bridge of Spies"; "Fences" and "Lion"|
|BEST RECENT DOCUMENTARY:||"13th" - Ava DuVernay|
"Good Hair" - Chris Rock
"Religulous" - Bill Maher
"When the Levees Broke"(DVD) - Spike Lee
"Freedom Riders" - Stanley Nelson
|FAVORITE SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE CHARACTERS:||Mike Myers' "Dieter" from "SPROCKETS"|
Jon Lovitz' "Master Thespian"
|TONGUE-TIED À LA INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU:||
Keith Hernández during the 6th inning of the May 17th Cubs-Mets game said: "It was like a freath of bresh air!" Obviously, he meant to say: "It was like a breath of fresh air!"|
Inspector Clouseau originally said: "And I submit that you killed George, the gardener, in a rit of fealous jage!"
|MOST USEFUL JR. HIGH CLASS:||Personal Typing|
|FAVORITE CATS:||Maine Coon; Russian Blue; or Norwegian Forest|
|FAVORITE HAT:||The "Big Apple" Paperboy(from Arnold Hatters)|
|FAVORITE FLOWER:||Blue Iris|
|MOST ANNOYING INSECT:||Mosquito(Zancudo)|
|WORST MEN'S HAIRSTYLE:||The "comb-over"|
|MOST STUPID MEN'S HAIRSTYLE:||The "MANBUN"|
|MOST ANNOYING BEGINNING TO A SENTENCE:||"...And I'm like...blah, blah, blah..." OR|
"...And I was like...blah, blah, blah..."
|FAVORITE STATE FLAGS:||New Mexico; Arizona; Colorado; or Maryland|
|FAVORITE FLAGS(International):||Brasil; St. Lucia; & Swaziland|
|FAVORITE THING ABOUT FLAGS:||Graphic design|
|BEST THING ABOUT NEW YORK:||Walking everywhere!|
|MOST ANNOYING THING ABOUT CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY:||Being forced to listen to the trivial conversations of people with cell-phones while standing in line.|
|GREATEST 21ST CENTURY INVENTION:||The cell-phone jammer!!!|
|LEAST FAVORITE POLITICIAN(S):||John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, & Paul Ryan!!! Politicians are all simply detestable, virtually the same! But most Republicans are even more awful!|
|MOST TERRIFYING '08/'12 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:||Sarah Palin/Rick Santorum|
|MOST TERRIFYING '16 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:||Donald J. Trump|
|WORST PUBLIC SPEAKER:||Donald J. Trump|
Our national embarrassment and shame!
Nothing but a snake-oil salesman!
|FAVORITE POLITICAL COLUMNISTS:||Tom Friedman, Maureen Dowd & Van Jones|
|EVIL "TWINS":||Ann Coulter & Laura Ingraham|
|BEST SPEAKER AT THE ROSA PARKS MEMORIAL:||Rev. Charles Adams! WOW!!!|
That was the greatest!!!
|FAVORITE CLINTON SCANDAL QUOTE:||"In the land of the pious hypocrite, the honest pornographer is king." - Frank Rich(New York Times)|
|FAMOUS FRATERNITY BROTHER:||Mike Ovitz|
|FAMOUS U.C.L.A. CLASSMATE:||Kareem Abdul-Jabbar|
|CLASS WE TOOK TOGETHER:||"Sports in American Life"(I swear it's true!)|
|MY TERM PAPER:||Bill Russell's book, "GO UP FOR GLORY"|
|FAVORITE N.Y.C. LUNCH SPOT:||El Deportivo(48th & 9th Ave.)|
Out of Business!!! So Sad!!!
|FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE LINE:||"Let's kill all the lawyers..." Dick, the butcher from "HENRY THE SIXTH"(Pt. 2)|
|FAVORITE JAZZ HUMORIST:||Larry Goldings|
|MOST OUTRAGEOUS E-MAILER:||Steve Lukather|
|GREATEST COMPLIMENT FROM JAN HAMMER('75):||"Wow Steve, that's a nice 'square-wave' you have there!"|
|OWE RECORDING CAREER TO:||Bobby Colomby; Bob James; George Braun; Kenny Inaoka; Yuki Ohmura; Hiroshi Itsuno; Ulrich Vormehr; and Mike Varney|
|WORLD'S GREATEST BAGEL:||H&H Bagels(Plain or Poppy...BURNED!)|
Price now: $1.30!!! (2017)
|WORLD'S BEST PICKPOCKET:||Millie at Zabar's|
|FAVORITE ROAD BREAKFAST:||I.H.O.P.(Silver Dollar Buttermilk Pancakes w/ Boysenberry Syrup)|
|FAVORITE FAST FOOD:||Taco Bell|
|FAVORITE GUIRO:||LP "Super Guiro"|
|FAVORITE COUNTRY ALBUM:||Charley Pride "Live"(at Panther Hall) w/ Lloyd Green.|
|FAVORITE SONGWRITER (International):||Juan Luis Guerra|
|FAVORITE FEMALE SINGER (International):||Gracinha Leporace; Wanda Sá; and, Ana Belén|
|BEEN LISTENING TO:||
"You Can Close Your Eyes" - Brooke Fraser w/ William Fitzsimmons|
"Protection" - Lucinda Williams
"Sound Off" - Michael Brecker
"Canyon Cove"(CD) - Mintzer-Goldings-Erskine
"Vuelo" - Mariana Ingold-Kit Walker
"Say You'll Go" - Janelle Monáe
"Annabel" - The Duhks
"Cueca de agua" - Andrés Beeuwsaert & Tatiana Parra
Aca Seca Trio(Joe's Pub - May, 2014)|
Issac Delgado y su Orquesta(Central Park, NYC-Summer '97)
Oscar D'León(The Latin Quarter-'95)
|FAVORITE SONG TITLE:||"Woe is Uh Me Bop"|
|2nd FAVORITE SONG TITLE:||"How Can I Miss You [when you won't go away]?"|
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks
|FAVORITE ROCK LYRICS:||"Up from the Skies"|
|LEAST FAVORITE SINGING STYLE:||White college boy angst|
|UNLIKELY SOUND-ALIKE:||Bruce Springsteen sounds like Neil Diamond!!!|
|LOOK-ALIKES:||Dos Equis' "The Most Interesting Man in the World"("He lives vicariously through himself!") and George Zimmer("You're going to like the way you look. I guarantee it!") from the Men's Wearhouse.|
|FAVORITE TV SHOWS:||Peaky Blinders/BBC; Rake(Australia) Line of Duty; The Shadow Line; Fargo(FX); Wentworth; Bloodline; Happy Valley; Hinterland; The Bridge; Longmire; The Night Of; Orange is the New Black; The Fall; Breaking Bad; Downton Abbey; House of Cards; Ray Donovan; Hell on Wheels; Mad Men; The Hour/BBC; Waking the Dead/BBC; Luther; Vera(DVD); Wallander(DVD); Extras(DVD); Homicide(DVD); The Shield(DVD); Prime Suspect(DVD); The Office/BBC(DVD); Deadwood(DVD); Fringe; Weeds; Parade's End; The Wire(DVD); Survivor; Meerkat Manor; The Dog Whisperer; McLaughlin Group; Chris Matthews; National Geographic Explorer|
|ENOUGH ALREADY:||Personal Production Co. Logos for Movies & TV|
Especially those with SOUND and DIALOG!!!
Enough already!!! STOP!!!
|FAVORITE CHARACTER:||Dr. Walter Bishop ["FRINGE"]|
|CLEAR INDICATION THAT THE WORLD IS ABOUT TO END TV SHOW:||"FLAVOR OF LOVE"(VH-1)|
|1ST FAVORITE CARTOON SHOW:||"CRUSADER RABBIT"|
|BEST NAME FOR AN ISLAND ON "CRUSADER RABBIT":||Nothing Atoll|
|FAVORITE CARTOON HENCHMAN:||Billious Green for Dudley Nightshade|
|MY FATHER WOULD ALWAYS SAY DURING TV COMMERCIALS:||"Lies.....ALL lies!!!!"|
|FAVORITE TV COMMERCIAL:||FedEx: "Chimney Sweeps"|
Subway w/ Jon Lovitz["Master Thespian"]
Dunkin' Donuts "Stickin' to the Pleather" w/ They Might be Giants
|MOST ANNOYING COMMERCIAL:||McDonald's|
"Random Red Couch"
|LEAST FAVORITE GENRE OF ENTERTAINMENT:||The Broadway Musical|
|RECENT BOOK READ:||Maureen Dowd - "THE YEAR OF VOTING DANGEROUSLY"|
|CURRENT BOOKS:||Pam Grier - "FOXY"|
Walter Mosley - "THE RIGHT MISTAKE"
Robin D.G. Kelley - "THELONIOUS MONK"
|WORST CHARACTER FLAW:||Too slow to try new things, too slow to change!|
|BEST CHARACTER TRAIT:||My determination, my will to not be beaten-down by anything!|
|BIGGEST MYTH ABOUT ME RESOLVED:||I do NOT play solo Flamenco guitar in Greenwich Village!!!|
|FAVORITE GUITAR PICK:||Fender Extra Heavy|
|FAVORITE STRINGS:||Dean Markley SLP LITE(.009)|
|FAVORITE FRET WIRE:||Dunlop #6140|
|FAVORITE GUITAR STRAP:||Levy's M26GF[Brown]|
|LEAST FAVORITE CYMBAL:||The Dry Ride!!!|
|FAMOUS FORMER GUITAR STUDENTS:||Diane Lane; Woody Harrelson; Mats Wilander; Bernie Williams; and Ivan Boesky|
|THE HUMOR OF MY FATHER:||Steve: "Dad, I'll be home by 5:30!"|
Dad: "Thanks for the warning!!!"
|BEST SHAVING ADVICE FROM DAD:||"What stays on the face, belongs to the face!" which means: Never shave over the same place twice!|
|SHOWER WISDOM:||"Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference." -Nolan Bushnell|
|2ND BEST/WORST ADVICE FROM DAD:||"Always marry a civilian!" Which means: Never marry an actress or a singer!|
|POEM FOR HEALING:||Rainer Maria Rilke, "PATIENCE"|
|BEST RELATIONSHIP ADVICE:||"Presence, not presents!" Which means: Give of yourself, not gifts!|
|LYRICS IN ENGLISH WHICH SOUND LIKE ANOTHER LANGUAGE:||"Gravity Rides Everything" - Modest Mouse|
Nissan Quest Commercial
|LYRICS IN ENGLISH WHICH I COULD NOT DECIPHER:||"100 Years" - Five for Fighting|
Chase Bank Credit Card
"Making our way back from Mars"?!?!?
|FAVORITE LOCAL NEWS PEOPLE:||At the moment, NONE! They're all horrible!|
But, I liked Tiffany McElroy
|LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT NEW YORK:||Local News|
|FAVORITE WFAN HOST:||Steve Somers|
"What is it?"
|WORST DEVELOPMENT IN NEWS:||"INFO-TAINMENT." News as entertainment. Horrific!|
|MOST ANNOYING NEWS TERMS|
|"back story"; "double-edged sword"; "slippery slope"; "end game" and the response to every statement?|
|MOST SHALLOW "NEWS" PERSON:||Julie Chen[CBS]|
|WORST NEWSREADER:||Contessa Brewer[WNBC]|
She's landed on her feet at LOCAL NEWS here in New York!
|MOST ANNOYING NEWSREADER:||Alex Witt[MSNBC]|
I change channels the second I hear her voice!
Fire her too!
|MOST BLAND HOST:||Dan Harris [ABC's Good Morning America Weekend Edition]|
A voice that is really impossible to listen to!
|SOUNDALIKES:||Dan Harris [ABC's Good Morning America Weekend Edition] and John Berman [CNN]|
Both voices are impossible to listen to! Who hires these guys?
|MOST STUPID QUESTION ASKED BY A NETWORK TV REPORTER AFTER THE MOVIE THEATER MASSACRE IN AURORA, CO:||"Can you forgive him?"|
[Asked to a young woman lying in a hospital bed, severely wounded, and less than 48 hrs. after the shooting!]
|MOST STUPID STATEMENT GOING TO BREAK AFTER THE MOVIE THEATER MASSACRE IN AURORA, CO:||Don Lemon: "Coming up, we're going to speak with a man who died saving his girlfriend!"|
[No wonder CNN is falling apart, WHERE do they find these people?]
|NEWS ANCHOR WHO SOUNDS LIKE A GAME SHOW HOST:||Tony Harris[CNN]|
|FAVORITE NEWS PERSON:||Bob Schieffer[CBS] Going to miss him SO much!!!|
|BIGGEST NEWS DISAPPOINTMENT:||George Stephanopoulos[ABC] - leaving "THIS WEEK"|
for "GOOD MORNING AMERICA"
What a HUGE error in judgment!!!
|HOW TO IMPROVE LOCAL NEWS:||Fire ALL the anchors and start over!|
|LEAST FAVORITE EXPRESSIONS:||
"It is what it is!"|
|YOU ARE A MORON IF YOU THINK THAT:||
When you see (for example): Patriots vs. Jets|
and you then say:
"Patriots verse Jets"
NO!!! You idiot!!!
It is ALWAYS "Patriots versus the Jets"
|MOST DANGEROUS PEOPLE IN NEW YORK:||Bicycle messengers & delivery guys and, of course, taxi drivers...Look both ways when crossing the street!|
|LEAST FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT SPORTS:||The 'new generation(s)' of smart-ass anchorpersons on TV[ESPN]; selfish athletes; and those who will not report to the team which drafted them! And, of course, player agents!|
|REASON FOR THIS GENERATION OF SPORTS ANCHORS:||Fathers, like me, who used to swear at the TV and make obnoxious comments!|
|MAN WHO PERSONALLY RUINED ALL SPORTS BROADCASTING:||Dick Vitale|
|MOST ANNOYING FAN:||"Fireman Ed"[NY Jets]|
STOP putting the camera on that megalomaniac!!! Enough already!!!
|NETWORK THAT RUINED ALL SPORTS BROADCASTING:||ESPN|
|MOST ANNOYING BASEBALL ANNOUNCERS:||Michael Kay and Tim McCarver|
PLEASE, just shut-up!!!
|MOST SMARMY FOOTBALL HOST:||James Brown[CBS]|
Definition: "unpleasantly and excessively suave, or ingratiating in manner; false earnestness"
|YOUR "ACT" HAS BECOME TIRESOME:||Chris Berman [A blathering buffoon!]|
Dan Patrick [Obnoxious!!!]
Skip Bayless [The absolute LOWEST!]
Stephen A. Smith
Brent Musburger [NAUSEATING!!!]
Erik Kuselias [WHAT is NBC thinking?!?!?]
Mike Mayock [Annoying beyond belief!!!]
PLEASE, just go away!!!
|MOST ANNOYING NHL/NBC "INNOVATION":||BETWEEN THE GLASS with Pierre McGuire|
I mute the TV each time they go to him!
And all the cross-talk during play is excessive and so annoying!!! Please go back to 2 in the booth!!! Enough already!!!
|NBC SPORTS:||WHO is the executive who thinks that HOCKEY FANS need to hear Pierre McGuire every single stinkin' night?!?!?!|
Whoever that person is, he should be fired immediately!!!
SELF-RIGHTEOUS, SUPERCILIOUS, CONDESCENDING, and SELF-IMPORTANT:
And, he has terrible taste in suits!!!
|ENOUGH ALREADY!!!:||Geico Commercials|
The Gecko, and those Cavemen
And now, the guy with the lame Rod Serling/Robert Stack impression
The silent Verizon Network nebbish w/ the glasses
Those two FIOS fools
That Time-Warner Jerk w/ the Cap
The Progressive Insurance redhead!
|The 2007-08 New York Giants|
Bravo boys! I never would have thought it possible!!!
PLAYOFF RUN II:
|The 2011-12 New York Giants|
Bravo boys! At 7-7, this seemed even more impossible!!! But, THEY DID IT!!!
|GOOD RIDDANCE:||Tiki Barber; and finally, Jeremy Shockey|
|LEAST FAVORITE TEAMS:||North Carolina Basketball|
Los Angeles Lakers
Notre Dame Football
Los Angeles Dodgers
|WORLD CUP INFAMY:||Zidane's head-butt of Materazzi|
|A TRUE HERO:||Prof. Liviu Librescu @ Virginia Tech|
|BIGGEST JERK - JACKASS FOR TEAM USA @ 2012 & 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES:||Hope Solo!!!|
Just shut-up, and play winning goal!!!
And, in the end, to her credit, she did!!!
Now, in 2016, she does another stupid thing, and proves to be another big distraction for her team!!!
|RYDER CUP 2012:||The behavior of the USA "fans" made this a national embarrassment! They belonged at a Chicago Bears football game, or at a WWF event. I'm glad that Europe mounted an amazing comeback and won!!! Golf needs to find a way to restore the quiet dignity that it once had. Enough with all these "CADDYSHACK" morons screaming and yelling!!!|
|NICEST GESTURE:||Yankees Exhibition Game @ Virginia Tech(3/18/08)|
|MY 2008 MOST TOUCHING OLYMPIC MOMENT:||Yao Ming walking in with 9 yr. old hero, Lin Hao|
|2012 & 2016 MOST AMAZING OLYMPIAN:||Usain Bolt|
|MY 2008 OLYMPIC HERO:||Jason Lezak(USA)|
|MY 2006 WINTER OLYMPICS HERO:||Frode Estil(Norway)|
|MY 2004 OLYMPIC HERO:||Vanderlei de Lima(Brasil)|
|FAVORITE THING ABOUT BASEBALL:||Great plays by shortstops!|
|LEAST FAVORITE ATHLETES:||Alex Rodríguez; Phil Mickelson; Lleyton Hewitt; Barry Bonds; Roger Clemens; Carmelo Anthony; Cristiano Ronaldo; Andy Murray; & Hope Solo|
|BIGGEST JERKS:||Joe Lieberman, Hank Steinbrenner,|
Donald Trump, Tom Cruise & Russell Crowe
|GREATEST POLITICAL OPPORTUNIST:||Hugo Chávez|
(for kissing the feet of a dictator)
|Harry Belafonte; Danny Glover; Sean Penn; Kevin Spacey;|
Oliver Stone; Susan Sarandon; Shia LaBeouf; Diego Maradona; Naomi Campbell and Don King
|MOST BUTCHERED LIVE INTRODUCTION OF ME:||  By Esther Marrow at Mikell's in the '70s: "...and on guitar....Steve Gone!"|
 By a DJ at a country club in Los Angeles in the late '60s ...after looking at the band and realizing that he knew everyone's name except mine, he introduced them all, then came to me....knew he still didn't know my name and then said: "...and on guitar.....Willie Jenkins!"
 While on tour in Germany, in November of '99, I was introduced as: "Stevie Kane!"