A Question about New Jersey

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  1. JK1965

    JK1965 Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks! Will definitely get out to see you in May.
     
  2. fitz

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    Love Carneys, we rented a house literally a block away for years. Cape May is super cool!
     
  3. mc5nrg

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    Parts of NJ across from Philadelphia have Panzarotti so there is that. Also the famous Jersey tomatoes.

    I think Camden and Camden by the Sea give Newark some competition in the urban wasteland category. I did appreciate walking there on the Ben Franklin bridge though. Plus NJ has given us greats like Ben Vaughn and Palmyra Delran and Pink Slip Daddy.
     
  4. MikeMcK

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    Ah, forget the tomatoes, it's the musicians. I posted last week about Jerry Gaskill (Kings X) playing with my buddy in a little bar... Saturday I stopped to see them, Jerry was on it again and I was called up for a couple. One night last month I was the only one (out of four of us) who'd never toured 30,000+ arenas.

    I've famously covered a local's gig at Paul's Tavern in Belmar while he was more famously jamming with Paul McCartney in London (he's in Little Steven's Disciples of Soul). A week later I was quick-called as 2nd guitar in a bar because 1st was Anthony Krizan (Spin Doctors, Lenny Kravitz). Recently did a fill-in and found out between sets that the drummer was from Nektar, one of my favorite bands back in the day and J.T. Bowen was a guest singer. Got a last-minute call yesterday to play acoustic with a couple of local guys in a hotel lobby in Asbury. Next month they'll be supporting their album in 3,000-seaters in Europe, but yesterday was just winging covers on acoustics (w/ bass & congas)... tight 3- and 4-part harmonies, lots of dynamics, dead-clean endings and everybody could play everything in any key to adjust for guest singers. And on and on...

    It's not Nashville or Austin, but there's a cool vibe to being a musician around here. It's still true that you get gigs playing covers, but there are places dedicated to a slowly-growing original music scene. And one thing that distinguishes it from better-known music places is that everyone seems to support everybody. When you're bored and you don't have a gig, just go somewhere and it's a good bet that the PA will go, "hey, Mike's here. Get up here..."
     
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    Monmouth County native here, this absolutely tore me up
     
  6. paulbearer

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    This tune says it all:
    (and see the band at the Mercury Lounge on 5/23!, with Dave Hill's WitchTaint opening)

    enjoy.
     
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  7. wstsidela

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    They meant North Jersey
     
  8. mc5nrg

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    That above video is a stitch, love the bong at White Castle part.
     
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    All I can say is here in the Lehigh Valley, PA you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting someone formerly from NJ fleeing high property taxes. What’s really bad is even the New Yorkers are coming in droves. There’s nothing worse then that NY/ Jersey accent.
     
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  10. Papanate

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    New Jersey is called the Garden State. Up in the north - the nearer
    you get to NYC - it's not so gardeny looking - And even Atlantic City is
    a pit now days.
     
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  11. DonaldDemon

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    FIFY, most people don't talk like that here.
     
  12. thewalkingboss

    thewalkingboss Silver Supporting Member

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    Glad you love coming to NJ, but I think you are oversimplifying things. I live 4 blocks outside of Newark's west ward. I'm in Newark all the time. Most of it doesn't look like crap. It has a thriving downtown and some well maintained residential areas. It has a long way to go for sure, but I bet I can name 10 cities in NJ that look more like crap than Newark, and many of them are in areas of the state you wouldn't expect.
     
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    thewalkingboss Silver Supporting Member

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    Your wife and I probably went to the same high school.
     
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  14. FenderBigot

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    Maybe I should have just said "the area around the airport" that everyone sees as they fly THROUGH NJ? :dunno

    I was born in Bergen County. My bro lives in Somerset. I was playing into the stereotypes... Didn't mean to upset since I'm still connected. :aok
     
  15. Jonny1275

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    What did Della wear, what did Della wear?

    She wore a brand new jersey, she wore a brand new jersey!
     
  16. wombat66

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    Patti Smith wrote the best and most authentic blue collar "Get the F**k Outta Jersey" song, the autobiographical Piss Factory.

     
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    There's never a time or a place where I don't love a good Sopranos reference!!!
     
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    "Borderline political?"
     
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    Lived in N Jersey for 3 years back in the 90s when we were first married. Married a Jersey Girl.

    I met some of the best and nicest people I know. Hated the taxes and traffic. Loved the bagels and pizza choices. Still prefer the Jersey Shore (Spring Lake - Sea Girt - Belmar) to Ocean City MD.
     
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