Wednesday, August 28, 2013


I hold her softly in her silent sleep
Dream of promises I just can't keep
But if she wasn't here tonight
I don't know what I'd do
So tonight I'll be everything for you
Yes tonight I'll be everything for you

I told her that my heart's to broke to pay
Still her kisses tell me she would stay
I'm drowning in her dreams tonight
I don't know what to do
So tonight I'll be everything for you

I built a wall around me that I know no one can climb
I can't believe in love, not this time
Still she sees something in me, believing it's all true
So tonight I'll be everything for you
Yes tonight I'll be everything for you.

photo_words and music by roman blazic_all rights reserved

Sunday, August 25, 2013

From Fishtown With Love (part 2)

The Nines and Kenn Kweder Performance (and a couple other things).

The Nines hit the stage running and show why they're a local favorite band.

So what's behind bag #2

A.J. Thomson honors the Fishtown Neighborhood Association, represented by Kate Micklow and
Neil Brecher, for their continuous support of the Friends of Penn Treaty Park.
Join with us

Kenn Kweder warming up.

I told ya' the show was being filmed for a documentary about Kenn.

All the right moves from the best entertainer in Philly.

Another great performance by the Legendary Kenn Kweder 

Missing from action were my favorite ladies. They always let me take their picture because I make sure that their hair and make-up looks good. They still yell at me, "When are you going to get us on the front page?"
If you know them, tell them I'm still trying.

photos by roman blazic_all rights reserved
(and don't pick on neil)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

From Fishtown With Love

A Special International Greetings From The People Of Fishtown.

It can never be said that the folks from Fishtown don't know how to have fun and extend a warm or should I say, frosty cold welcome.
Everyone who allowed me to take their picture knew exactly what this was all about. It also gave pause to think about what one could briely say to make anyone at home or around the world feel a sincere and unreserved irresisitible welcome.
The best part was how quickly folks joined in the fun. These pictures explain it much better than any written words. Thank"s Fishtown folks and those who had come to visit Penn Treaty Park for the Kenn Kweder Concert.
Where else in the world can you find a monument inscribed with theses words: "By Deeds of Peace".

all photos by roman blazic_all rights reserved


Youth is wasted on older people.

Hell! I think I got too old for my own good. I seldom go out to see a movie because it's too easy to sit at home and watch one.
No traffic, no lines, no cost...yak, yak, yak. Damn it! I think I got too old for my own good.
I finally sat down to watch Avatar after all these years. Its just another cartoon propped up to be a regular motion picture. (Too many such cartoons fill the market.)
It was the new Tarzan flick complete with wild animals charging to attack the evildoers. I even went back to a section of the film (sic) to see if there was something comparable to Tarzan shouting "umgawa, umgawa, simba, simba umgawa!!!" Heck, after all, look at how much time was spent swinging from tree to tree and talking to the animals.
Don't tell me that Tarzan didn’t have to convince the villagers that they needed to trust him or someone like in most of this film. I'm just glad the cartoon Tarzan didn't have an interplanetary jungle cry: AahAahAaaaaAah!!!
I watched the film because some wing nuts claimed that the film had racist undertones: white man comes, becomes blue man, show primitive blue man how to defeat the evildoers. Ooops! I didn't mean to say primitive. The blue man was technologically challenged.
Wow! What a subtle message about respecting nature and how the planet is interconnected to our lives. I'm not sure how many of the writers were on loan from Sesame Street. Maybe that’s why it was nominated for an Oscar.
Alright, alright, I’m the grouch but this film is the trashcan.
I could feel Fox News while watching, you know like, Hannity (spell check suggested “sanity” or “vanity”) or any other pseudo-news program when pundits talked about this film. “Is there a hidden racist message in this film?” or “It’s not like anything you saw before.” or (I liked this one the best) “The colors will amazes you.” Ahh, did I mention Telatubbies. (“The Telatubbies cartoon is forcing the “gay agenda” on our children.” Remember.)
Yes, damn it! I got too old. Been there, done it, saw it over and over again.
It’s a freakin’ cartoon…. yak, yak, yak, yak.

Johnny Weissmuller 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Egyptian Leader Remains Detained

Free Him! Free Him!

The interim Egyptian government with the active support of it's military continue to suppress the citizens and detain it's leader. This is a blow to the voice of the people.

The voice of the people: Morrissey

Lampoonery based upon actual events. Photo credit unknown.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013

Pardon My French

Je reste avec de magnifiques fleurs, fleurs de jaunes lumineux comme sun,
chaleureuse et calme. Nous embrasser une fois. Un baiser appuyez sur nos levres doucement.
Nous ne parlons pas des mots sans risque ainsi que la confiance.
Belle fleur jaune.

   words and picture by roman blazic_all rights reserved
thanks t.j. for the help

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Make My Day

Life in Fishtown Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Fishtown and the surrounding communities in the same postal zone have a community based web site, Fishtown US. (Interesting acronym FUS.)
It is here that people can post and respond, in a sharing manner, to various topics: community information, discussion, business, community concerns and just about anything, which include some of my blog postings:
Such postings of mine were three episodes of “The Annoying Middle Class.” These stories, which are based on real events and composite sketches of people stung some, annoyed some, laughter for many and now some who joined in the fun.
I responded to this post,, with humor to help promote a fabulous upcoming (July 31) concert in the park. What follows is my post that made reference to “Episode II” for how one could get a free beer at the park.

Wed, 2013-07-31 02:42

Take a look and see all the

Take a look and see all the fun from last year:
A free beer for anyone who shows a doctor's note that states that you exhibit no symptoms of being "annoying." You will, however, be denied if you ask that one particular question. Think!
The Soul Cruisers ( concert drew around one thousand people. The band does a revue of popular Motown, disco and soul music. This show is for you if you like a high-energy performance for non-stop dancing on the grass.
My main contribution ( is photographing the events to include the performance, the people in the crowd and provide pictures for the community newspaper’s usage. Photographing the people up close is a fun way to meet the neighbors and to be in touch in a personal and inclusive way.
One highlight of the night came when I took a picture of a happy couple. They presented a hand written but fake doctor’s note stating that they were free of any symptoms of being “annoying.” It also had the symbol for prescribing one “free beer.”
 I took their picture holding the note. They were thanked for being good sports in the spirit of fun. It was as I was leaving that I heard the women say, “Are you going to print this?” I just shrugged a “why not.” She then said, “I don’t know.” They were both laughing as she continued, “I don’t know if I want to do this.” We were all now laughing.
 They willingly went along with my offer of compromise with this situation. I’d delete the picture if I could at least photograph her holding the note without showing her face. Another picture was taken and the original was deleted while she watched.
This entire interaction could fill a page in itself. By the way, they offered me a free beer and they were contented to stay a face in the crowd.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

It's International

What words would you choose as an international greeting? I found myself pondering this question. People from around the world are reading this blog. Wow! People from eighteen countries, so far, are stopping by. So how do I greet them in a universal friendly way? Just what are the words that would make them comfortable and welcomed?
It took some time but I think I found the perfect words.
So to those in the Netherlands’s “Gratis bier”, in Romania “Libera bere, in Serbia “Besplatnog piva”, in Poland “Darmowe piwo”, in Austria and Germany “Freibier”, in Russia Бесплатное пиво”, in France “Bière gratuite”, in Italy “Birra Gratis”, in Ireland “Beoir saor in Aisce”, in Indonesia “Bir gratis”, in Switzerland “Freibier”, “Bière gratuite” or “Birra Gratis”, in Thailand and Singapore (can’t copy)  Esperanto “Libera biero”, in Latin “Leberum cervisiam”, in International Morse Code “..-. .-. . .   -... . . .-. “, and in   Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and the USA “Free beer”.
Let us pledge to each other that we will not be annoying and raise our bottles, cans, cups and glasses and shout “FREE BEER.”

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013

A Secret Garden In Fishtown

There is a beautiful secret garden in Fishtown. It is safe to assume that very few people know about it. My discovery of this garden was a simple twist of fate.
It's serenity will make you forget the harshness of the urban experience and stress of everyday life. It's charm will entice calmness from the surrounding beauty.
I won’t give the location out of respect for the man who tried to chase me away in a reckless angry manner. The neighbors and property owners were subjected to intrusive disruptive behavior, trash and dog droppings that soil tranquil beauty.
I stayed calm , regardless of his very offensive manner, because his reasons were sound and sincere.
That man and I were cut from the same cloth and quickly came to terms. Another person then approached and joined the conversation. We left understanding each other by a firm handshake.
Some things are meant to remain discreetly known or even kept a secret. This is such a place.
Enjoy the pictures. Be nice. Keep out.

photos by roman blazic_all rights reserved