Hoboken: October 2005 Archives

Dipper's Haunted?

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I worked at Dipper's when it first opened, changing from Dooley's to its present form. One of the creepy aspects to the job was its basement, which was very old. It was so old that it has a brick coal storage room that extends to the present day Washington street. Every time I used to work late nights alone at the bar, closing up was always very eerie. Sounds, noises and cold feelings would play tricks on me and I remarked to a few people how much I didn't like being in the bar alone.

It turns out that other people working there described similar feelings of dread, and we all started to think the bar was haunted. No one ever saw anything, but you would get that feeling that someone is watching you. Your skin would get the chills and goose bumps are common. No one has seen anything, and there is only one story that I have heard from someone working there.

Chris was working at the bar late one night, closing the bar and finishing work on the register. Tall Heather was there with him, at the end of the bar having a drink. From how the story was told to me, Chris was occupied doing his work but caught on the corner of his eye, a movement at the end of the bar where Heather sat. A pen flew into the air, off the bar, and landed on the floor. Heather didn't touch the pen. Chris certainly didn't throw the pen. It just went into the air and on to the ground on its own. Both of them were very perplexed about the situation and jokingly said the ghost must have moved it.

So imagine my surprise when I was looking at the digital photos from last Saturday night. The cloud was smoke blown from a patron next to me. But look AT the cloud. I see a skull in the cloud, do you? I didn't alter this image in any way, nor did I do any photoshopping here. I think it is pretty freaky.


Here were the 1st and 2nd place winners of our costume contest. On the left is Al & Peg Bundy. On the right is a biker guy (no, he really is in costume, we know how he normally dresses and he looked amazing). Congrats to both!


Chris dressed up as a beer bottle, he looked hilarious. Also had some good lines whenever he would say something sarcastic..."Hey, it's just the beer talking..."


DC's Record Swap

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I got this from a friend of mine...yes I have one or two...

Is it October already? Well then, here we go again for one of my favorite legal activities...THE DC'S TAVERN SATURDAY RECORD SWAP! Four times a year we try to make everyone happy like drunken Santa's with our sacks filled with vinyl. And a one, a two, a three "...our sacks filled with vinyl!" That's enough comic relief for one email. Eating & drinking with vinyl swapping, selling, and buying just like a 70's Swingers Porn.

If all goes well we'll have several sets of music spun by a variety of DJ's including myself (Primitive Sound System), Greg Tormo, Todd-O-Phonic Todd, and a few DJ's who haven't gotten back to us. (You know who you are.)


On top of the usual attraction of food, alcohol and vinyl I'll have boxes of slightly off copies of "Grooovy Sounds Unltd. and Mr. Fine Wine Presents: The Vital Organs - Vol. 1" Unfortunately some of the copies were stored improperly and have an ever so slight warp. The copies can't be sold to distributors but are more than playable. If condition is everything to you then you can get the last remaining Mint copies from Dusty Groove in Chicago via their website - http://www.dustygroove.com/varfunklp2.htm#27934 You can read about The Vital Organs here - http://recordbrother.typepad.com/imagesilike/2005/02/vital_organs_.html

Bring a box to sell or trade. Bring a friend. Bring something edible (if you are capable). Bring money for alcohol. Remember, if you're drinking don't drive, if you're driving don't drink and always tip your bartenders. (Jersey still smokes.)

[Keep in mind, not everyone is a hardcore collector. Just some guys and gals who want some good tunes whether it is rare or not is not an issue. Condition is not always everything when you are looking for records to listen to! Of course rare gems and mint condition records are always welcome.]

Saturday October 15th - 1/2PM - 8PM (We've been known to go later.)
DC's Tavern
"Back In Back"
505 8th Street (Between Jefferson and Madison)
Hoboken NJ
For More Info:
phone: 201-792-5550
email: dcs@dcstavern.com

Go to DC's and then make sure you come and see me at Dipper's this Saturday night afterwards. I'll be rocking out my new "80's Arena Rock" mix (Cheap Trick, Journey, REO Speedwagon and more) sometime that night.

New Lights At PATH Station?

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Finally someone woke up and said, "Perhaps we should install lights at the most congested part of Hoboken?"

I don't know how much good they will do, since people blindly cross the intersection anyhow. But at least it's a start.


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