05 August, 2006

Will Be Away For A Few Days

Time for the semi-annual treck to the homeland.

Will be in the city pictured here for the next few days. Look for more posts in about a week.

Going to miss the Connecticut Democratic primary while I'm gone. And the Republican Senate debate. That one ought to be good entertainment!

Here's a few hints as to what city I'll be visiting.

This city at once considers itself the Polka Capitol of the USA and the place where "Rock 'n Roll" was born (or at least the term Rock 'n Roll).

This city's main river caught fire in the 1970's. Yes the river itself.

This city once had a neighborhood called "Big Italy."

Although set in Indiana, the movie "A Christmas Story" (Ralphie and the bee-bee gun) was actually filmed in this city.

The wife of the Republican mayor of this city once blew off an invite to the Ford White House because it was on her bowling night.

This city is home to one Republican senator and one former presidential candidate who's surnames end in the the syllable "ich"

Post you guesses below.

See you in about a week.


At 9:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

rochester ny

At 10:53 PM, Blogger Ron Vallo said...

not even lukewarm.

try again.

At 7:27 AM, Anonymous Sam said...

All due respect to Alan Freed, I know what city you're referring to, and rock and roll was not born there, despite what the Chamber of Commerce and a certain museum would have people believe.

At 9:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 11:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

cleveland, OH

At 7:36 PM, Blogger Ron Vallo said...


I know you firmly believe rock 'n roll was born in Asbury Park, N.J., but I'm sorry to say there was rock before Bruce!.

At 8:03 AM, Anonymous sam said...

I was thinking more of Memphis - home of Sun Records, which was the musical home of Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison - or else whatever city in which Chuck Berry was born (some sources say St. Louis, some say San Jose).


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