This week on a brand new Joshua David Stein Variety Hour… Half Hour, Joshua is talking community. But first, we start the episode with a food poem in an English accent read by Coco Mellors. Moving into the musical guest, Joshua welcomes Joe McGinty to the show. Joe is a composer, producer and keyboard player based in New York, that has performed with The Ramones, Deborah Harry, Nada Surf, Moby, Ryan Adams, Conor Oberst, among many others. Joshua and Joe talk about the nuances of piano karaoke before Joe tickles the keys in studio and performs live. In the second half of the show, Joshua is joined by Geoffrey Croft of NYC Park Advocates. It is a non-profit, non-partisan watchdog group dedicated to improving NYC’s public parks. Joshua talks about his analysis on Tavern on the Green here in New York as well as his thoughts on luxury restaurants taking up New York’s public spaces with educated input from Geoffrey. This program was brought to you by Edwards VA Ham.
“There’s some twist or turn where people think they know a song and get up and realize they have no idea how it goes!” [7:40]
—Joe McGinty on the Joshua David Stein Variety Hour… Half Hour
“Whether they’re successful or not they [restaurants] shouldn’t be there, this is clearly not a park purpose.” [36:30]
—Geoffrey Croft on the Joshua David Stein Variety Hour… Half Hour