Welcome to the PopsterMan Home Page

Westfield, New Jersey-based writer, computer consultant and sales and marketing coordinator for a great metropolitan organic tea company by day, pop/rock musician by night and full time seeker of better things, Scott continues his quest for, and occasional enjoyment of, the good life while strenuously avoiding the mundane.

A fervent 1960s enthusiast, he views the exceptional decade as the most impressive cultural renaissance of the 20th century and, not surprisingly, feels recent years and the present can't hold a candle to those long ago, much cherished and halcyon days. However, he still looks to the future with vestiges of jaded optimism, hopeful that life might improve to an acceptable level sometime before the sun burns out.

Recently active in several groups that played extensively throughout Manhattan, New Jersey and elsewhere, Scott is currently between bands as he seeks appropriate musicians for a new originals-oriented pop/rock ensemble.

Not long ago, he also released his first original pop/rock tune as part of an increasingly well-known compilation CD of home recordings. The self-produced home demo, "Outside Looking In" ( 2000), is one of 24 new original songs that make up Unsound Volume 1: Pop, which neatly assembles interesting pop tunes from unsigned songwriters. The disc, currently enjoying considerable airplay and receiving favorable press throughout the US and around the world, is the first in a series showcasing some of the many notable pop songwriters who are still astonishingly without major label recording contracts despite their obvious marketability. ;-)

Most prominently, Scott enjoyed getting mentioned in a recent review in the glossy British music magazine MOJO in connection with the release of "Outside Looking In."

Meanwhile, "Heyday," Scott's last pop/rock band, was retired after a very successful year culminating in a triumphant gig at Club Bene, the largest room of its kind in New Jersey. The group entertained an enthusiastic crowd and received encouraging feedback from the management.

Currently in the assembly stage, Scott's new pop/rock band, "The Aysides," will soon be playing new gigs in support of the above compilation CD. There are also plans to record some polished and radio-friendly new songs which should offer a vast improvement in production quality over the humble home demo of "Outside Looking In." More on this new band as it develops.

When not busy with musical projects, Scott enjoys quality popular culture when he can find it (a challenging task in these dark times), steps outside occasionally to see if things have improved, socializes with friends every so often, travels whenever possible, wishes things were vastly better than they are and defiantly persists in attempting to create and enjoy an exceptional life instead of merely settling for an ordinary one.

E-mail to: PopsterMan@aol.com

Some photos and favorites:

Top Five Favorite TV Shows
Top Five Favorite Movies
Top Ten Favorite Pop Songs
Top Ten Favorite Bands
30 years of wandering in the pop music wilderness
Appearing on nationwide TV, sort of
Surviving the Joe Franklin Show
Still image from video aired on Joe Franklin Show
The only band in rock history that got it exactly right
1964-65 World's Fair: The Unisphere
1964-65 World's Fair: NY State Pavilion
1964-65 World's Fair: Bell Telephone Pavilion
1964-65 World's Fair: General Electric Pavilion
1964-65 World's Fair: IBM Pavilion
1964-65 World's Fair: United States Pavilion
1964-65 World's Fair: Excellent VERY LARGE color aerial photo of entire fair
Boston University from space
New Jersey from space (courtesy of NASA)
Giant manta ray caught off the coast of... New Jersey
On the Jersey side of the Delaware River across from Pow Wow Hill, PA
The old pine tree and view from Pow Wow Hill on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River
Behind Niagara Falls (Canadian horseshoe falls)
The Internet Movie Database (an excellent film info site)
How far is it from here to there? (Great distance calculator)
Good satellite images (black & white) of the US and elsewhere. Zoomable!
Nice view of a winter scene in Alaska with a Java lake in front of it
Playing at The Cove
Scott enjoying the mid-60s, in this case, May, 1964
Family outing at Space Farms in 1966
An unusually good picture of a 3-toed sloth
My hometown from space. Suburban sprawl at its finest
Grammar school, second grade, 1966, top row, stuck next to the teacher
Relaxing on a rural road in northeast Georgia
On thin ice in Stokes State Forest
Bad hair day on snorkling trip near Key Largo, Florida Keys
Me and a passing ghost in the Delaware Water Gap woods, 5/30/99. Ectoplasmic mist?
A lone sober man in a drunken mob at the Point Pleasant beach Tiki bar
Weary of drunks, savoring the solitude on the beach behind the Tiki Bar
Nice still image of The Time Tunnel
Rare side view of The Time Tunnel
Back cover of "Time Tunnel" paperback, vintage 1966
Full, uncropped Time Tunnel photo used for paperback
Great rare production photo of The Time Tunnel
"House" from The Munsters TV show (bottom link leads to many more such pics)
Next to the 1939 & 1965 World's Fair time capsule
Visiting Long Beach Island and some strange woman
Across the river from the World Trade Center, as I will always remember it
Impressive view from the World Trade Center observation deck
Enjoying a good view of North Jersey from Sunrise Mountain
Interesting story of "The Cumbrian Spaceman"
The present means of transportation
The future means of transportation
Far from the madding crowd...in central Pennsylvania
The old 1964-5 New York World's Fair grounds - a favorite haunt
Rare photo of the Eiffels performing at the Common Ground Cafe (1994)
Eiffels Homepage. A history of the 90s pop/rock group
The Cove [once a good club with a rich history]
HEYDAY HOMEPAGE [The last originals band if you missed it above]
CB5 HOMEPAGE [The now defunct 60s pop covers band]
Animated Current National Weather Radar Image [a good one]
Billboard Magazine Homepage [So you can see just how bad music is these days]
Hot 100 Websites [ranked in order of popularity]
LIVE CAMERAS all over the world [Interesting site]
Aerials Only [The BEST store for aerial photographs around]
Complete TV listings courtesy of CNN
CNN Showbiz News
Arches National Park [A favorite national park]
A good weather site with LOTS of satellite images

Click for Westfield, New Jersey Forecast

Notable Quotes
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
-- George Bernard Shaw --

"When I was a boy everything was right."
-- John Lennon --

"We are but a moment's sunlight fading in the grass."
-- "Get Together" - The Youngbloods --

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
-- Albert Einstein --

"Fortune is a capricious power which makes men's actions famous or leaves them in obscurity without regard to their true worth."
-- Sallust --

"The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time."
-- George Bernard Shaw --

"In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences."
-- Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer and orator (1833-1899) --

"If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. ... I get most joy in life out of music."
-- Albert Einstein --

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