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Bruce Slutsky was born in New York City in 1949. For the last 23 years I have worked as a Science/Engineering Librarian at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. I have been married to Karen since 1983. We have a son Lee who is now 28 years old. I am very much interested in the popular music of the 1960s especially Bob Dylan and the Beatles. I am interested in rock and roll radio. Since the inception of the team in 1962 I have been a big fan of the New York Mets.
Is Mike Casiano Baseball's Biggest Fan?
2023-05-30 15:46
Mike Casiano at Guaranteed Rate FieldIn February 2018 I wrote about the passing of Fuzzy who was New York's greatest sports fan as he likely attended over 10,000 baseball, basketball, a… Read More
Four Terrific Female Bob Dylan Fans
2023-05-29 13:42
In no particular order:Nancy Cobb - I had the pleasure of meeting her at a luncheon during Bob Dylan's residency at the Beacon Theater in November 2019.  She visited Duluth during Dylan… Read More
2023-05-22 19:19
My 20-game plan called for games on Friday 5/19 and Sunday 5/21 scheduled as a night game.  The pitching matchup was between two former Cy Young winners, Justin Verlander, and Shane Bie… Read More
The Mets Will Recall Mark Vientos
2023-05-17 13:55
The Mets are now 25% into the season and are 20-23 and slipping.  They did not do well against teams with poor records and are in a three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays who have th… Read More
Politics 1974 Vs Today
2023-05-11 13:26
In 1974 Richard Nixon was accused of covering up crimes that were committed during the Watergate scandal. When the House Judiciary Committee was meeting to consider impeachment, there were c… Read More
Happy 92nd Birthday To Willie Mays
2023-05-06 15:47
At age 92 Willie Mays is the oldest living baseball Hall of Famer.  All baseball fans whether or not they rooted for the New York or San Francisco Giants must thank Willie for his contr… Read More
Harry Belafonte Sings Bob Dylan
2023-05-01 18:30
 I must say that Harry Belafonte has some voice.  I was only familiar with the Banana Boat Song and Matilda. I found out that he covered two Dylan songs:Tomorrow is a Long TimeFore… Read More
John Fogerty At Radio City Music Hall
2023-04-29 14:19
About a week ago, I saw an advertisement on Facebook for John Fogerty at the Radio City Music Hall.  I always liked him and Creedence Clearwater Revival, so I decided to get tickets.&nb&hell…Read More
Three Shapiros In Oakland
2023-04-17 00:45
On the left is Scott Shapiro (a San Francisco Giants fan), and on the right is his twin brother Justin, who proudly wears a New York Mets shirt.  The young man in the middle is Justin's… Read More
Tuesday March 28 - The Vacation Begins
2023-04-03 17:22
In 2006, 2007, 2010, and 2021, the Slutsky family embarked on a wonderful Baseball Tour led by Jay Buckley.  You can find documentation of the previous tours in this journal.  We p… Read More
Just Returned From Vacation
2023-04-02 20:35
Readers of Bruce's Journal on Facebook know I have been on vacation in Florida on the Jay Buckley Baseball Tour. Some of my readers might be concerned since I haven't written a jou… Read More
Remembering May 8, 1970, And Willis Reed
2023-03-21 20:09
Today, we learned that New York Knick legend Willis Reed passed away at age 80.  Please check Basketball-Reference  to see the statistics he compiled during his Hall of Fame c… Read More
Bob Dylan Advertising Signs 2004-2014
2023-03-14 12:55
I found this video on Twitter, but the Tweeter obtained it from the Peter Stone Brown archives.  It is a compilation of TV ads that Dylan did during that time frame.  The original… Read More
Happy 84th Birthday To Neil Sedaka
2023-03-13 15:30
In this clip, Neil Sedaka is introduced on American Bandstand by Dick Clark as he sings Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen.  Today, Neil is Sweet 84.  He should really be inducted into t… Read More
This Cartoon Hits Close To Home
2023-03-11 13:30
I thank Maureen M. who is an enthusiast of Cousin Brucie for posting this on her Facebook page.  I have expressed my frustration in staying connected with former colleagues whom I've kn… Read More
Thoughts On Ending Friendships
2023-03-09 14:39
An article on the Today Show website prompted me to write this journal entry as I recall how some friendships ended over the years.  Some were abrupt while others were gradual.The… Read More
Tim McCarver Was Also A Singer
2023-02-19 00:40
After Tim McCarver passed away a few days ago, he was praised for his career as a catcher for the Phillies and Cardinals and as a broadcaster of Major League Baseball games.  This after… Read More
Today Is World Radio Day
2023-02-13 20:12
For me, every day is a radio day.  On a typical day, I spend more time listening to the radio than watching television.  I have an AM/FM radio that can pick up HD stations, my iPho… Read More
Today Is National DJ Day
2023-01-20 21:09
I thank all DJs for all the hard work they have done over the years.  Let me see how many I can remember in just a few minutes;Cousin Bruce MorrowHarry HarrisonDan IngramRon LundyHerb O… Read More
Remembering David Crosby (1941-2023)
2023-01-20 02:55
David Crosby when he was with the ByrdsI heard the news today of the passing of David Crosby today at age 81, I first knew of David Crosby in 1965 when he was one of the five original Byrds… Read More
Jeff Beck Played With The Yardbirds
2023-01-12 16:34
 Yesterday we heard the sad news that classic rock guitarist Jeff Beck died of bacterial meningitis at age 78.  There is a detailed obituary in the New York Times.  Before he… Read More
1977 Revisited Briefly
2023-01-05 15:19
1977 was not a very good year for me.  To make a long and painful story short I worked at a major pharmaceutical company in Groton, Ct. Things didn't work out, so I moved back to NYC.&n&hell…Read More
Random Thoughts On New Year's Eve
2022-12-31 15:18
On New Years' Eve, I think of some of the bad experiences I had in the late 1960s and 1970s.  One year my date got sick at the last minute.  I also attended some crappy parties.&nb&hell…Read More
Ray LaLonde - Jeopardy's Latest Superstar
2022-12-29 16:58
I consider anyone who has won at least 10 Jeopardy games a superstar as Ray Lalonde reached that milestone by winning on last night's show.  He now ranks #14 in the list of highest-mone… Read More
Baby It's Cold Outside By Dean Martin
2022-12-24 14:19
This song by Dean Martin did not hit the charts, but it is appropriate for today.  At 7 AM it was 7 degrees with a real feel of -20.  I will have go out for grocery shopping today… Read More

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