A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

Recent entries:
“The wise man poops on company time. The foolish man waits until his break” (2/6)
“Due to foreseen circumstances well within my control I will be late” (2/5)
“You know what rhymes with Monday? Coffee” (2/5)
“If you feel the need to point out that I look tired, the least you could do is buy me a coffee” (2/5)
“I hope we can all still be friends even if we end up in different concentration camps” (2/5)
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Entry from February 26, 2005
“Twelve-Thirty"(1968)
The Mamas & the Papas recorded this minor hit in 1968. It was also sub-titled "Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon."

I can't show all the lyrics here, but it's clear that the songwriter didn't have any great love for New York City:

I used to live in New York City;
Everything there was dark and dirty.
Outside my window was a steeple
With a clock that always said twelve-thirty.
Posted by Barry Popik
Music/Dance/Theatre/Film/Circus • (0) Comments • Saturday, February 26, 2005 • Permalink