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Thanks for the shout out!

Posted by admin On October - 26 - 2020

Thank you, Ben From Queens, for the shout out on WFAN NY. Much appreciated! Enjoy the World Series

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WABC thinks Steve from NYC has all the answers, “who needs Kreskin”? Well they may be right, but I can say I think America will be shocked when they witness the reveal of my Presidential election prediction in Atlantic City at the Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall. The safe is now displayed at the restaurant until we have a clear winner, be sure to visit if you take a trip to AC in the next couple of weeks. Check out the audio below.

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Kreskin Locks In Presidential Prediction

Posted by admin On October - 23 - 2020

Atlantic City , NJ Oct 22 , 2020 Tennessee Ave Beer Hall

Eddie Lang Famous Guitarist

Posted by admin On October - 16 - 2020

Eddie Lang – Oct 13 2020

A few days ago when AOL listed it’s 44 Greatest Guitarists of all time, I felt the responsibility to share this with you.  Let me reveal to you who could be regarded as the greatest guitarist of all time, and certainly one of the most important that ever lived. 

Years ago, a close friend of mine, Kitty Good, who worked in Reno in the makeup and clothing department of a prominent casino, would often share with me memories of her late husband, Eddie Lang.  While Kitty is not longer with us, although she lived to be over 100 years old.  Eddie was not so fortunate, as he passed away at 30 years old. He is regarded as the father of the Jazz guitar.  The influence he had on guitarists can only be described as mind boggling.  When Bing Crosby was headlining with the Paul Whiteman Band, he requested from Paul to allow Eddie Lang to play behind him for certain guitar solos.  Eddie sat in the orchestra, in the rear area of the orchestra, fairly hidden.  It was the absolute pressure of Crosby that made Whiteman decide to allow the guitar as singular background, which initially Whiteman was against, as the guitar in that time was not considered a very important instrument.  It was Eddie Lang who was the first to give the guitar a distinctive position and attention as a solo instrument in popular music and for almost 2 decades he was the acknowledged master of the instrument.  With gigantic influence over guitarists who followed him.  He had highly advanced technical, rhythmic and harmonic skills and really established the techniques of modern guitar playing.  He was the most sought after studio and broadcast musician of his day, recording 100s and 100s of disks with singers, orchestras, dance bands, jazz groups, every kind of musical combination you could imagine, and he was the first guitarist in the popular music field, to record unaccompanied solos and also he participated in jazz guitar duets.  Bing Crosby considered him as a personal accompanist and confidant to have played a major role in Crosby’s breakthrough as a solo artist.  He made so of the most important records in the history of jazz, which included sessions with Bix Beiderbecke, Bessy Smith, Joe Venuti, and Louie Armstrong. 

Interestingly enough Eddie Lang showed no tolerance for any kind of racism and appeared on more recording sessions with black artists including Louie Armstrong, Bessy Smith and Lonnie Johnson, then any other white musician of his time.  His name became synonymous with the guitar for decades and for 15 years he was the most important jazz guitarist in the world, and that continued 6 years after his death.

One of the heart-breaking scenes in music history, is when Bing Crosby walked into a hospital where Eddie’s wife was sitting. Crosby sobbing almost hysterically, buried his head in Kitty’s lap.  It turns out that he advised Eddie of a tonsillectomy because of throat problems, and Bing was arranging for him to appear in a motion picture that Bing was starring in.  Eddie unfortunately died because of the accidental handling of the doctor, and he was only 30 years old.

When I look on this computer article and keep reminding myself of the title, which is 44 of the Greatest Guitarists of all Time.  I find it almost beyond belief that Eddie Lang is not listed. 

“What’s On My Mind” Episode 27

Posted by admin On October - 15 - 2020

The Locking of the Presidential Prediction

Walker’s Pond Groundbreaking Ceremony

Posted by admin On October - 6 - 2020

Saturday October 3rd Walker’s Pond restoration of this town treasure and the dedication of a new town park.

The Amazing Kreskin was a guest at the groundbreaking joining Nick Walker , Grandson of Woody Walker. Also in attendance were Elected Officials from Essex County .

Kreskin with Mayor Joseph H. Alessi Photo by Janet Markman

A Salute to Wesley Wills

Posted by admin On September - 29 - 2020

It is with great sadness that I address the passing of my high school friend who further extended my friendship to his family. We lost Wesley Wills this past friday evening , September 25th.He went through high school with yours truly, graduating from Grover Cleveland HS in 1953. Our graduation yearbook highlights his profile as being the 4th in a brain trust with Fred (Heimel), Kreskin, and Everett(Trop). He was a very learned man who was so valued by the government that when we finished school,he worked for the Peace Corp, and was Principal in a school in Germany for some 10 years . Afterward he spent another 8 years in Kuwait teaching. He was a very special friend and of course we’ll miss him dearly.

Kreskin

“What’s On My Mind” Episode 24

Posted by admin On September - 24 - 2020

Thursday Night 8pm TUNE IN

No masks result in 1 million $$$$$$ fine.

Kreskin calls fastball on ESPN2 Korean Baseball League

Posted by admin On September - 22 - 2020

Announcers from KBL call Amazing Kreskin pitch for a strike

Kreskin requests ONLY 3 minutes of your time . No matter where you are or what you are doing . Everyone must STOP & Think @3:33 on October 6.

This event will broadcast live on Facebook

*Not necessary to tune in