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The Vinyl Experience – 05.11.18

VE 139:Encore of 9/4/12 show, originally a tribute to Hal David, offered to celebrate Burt Bacharach’s 90th birthday The Stranglers: Walk On By Aretha Franklin: I Say A Little Prayer For You Perry Como/Erasure: Magic Moments Sarah Vaughn: Broken Hearted Melody BJ Thomas/Sacha Distel: raindrops Keep Falling On My Head Gene Pitney: 24 Hours From Tulsa Dionne Warwick: Do You …

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Ian Frazier – THE VERTICAL FARM

No. 212 Rome Street, in Newark, New Jersey, used to be the address of Grammer, Dempsey & Hudson, a steel-supply company. It was like a lumberyard for steel, which it bought in bulk from distant mills and distributed in smaller amounts, mostly to customers within a hundred-mile radius of Newark. It sold off its assets in 2008 and later shut …