Hoy Wong, who turns 90 this morning, is indeed still alive and thriving and, more importantly, still showing up for work five nights a week to watch over his flock of corporate-card spenders and would-be literati at the Blue Bar in the Algonquin Hotel on West 44th Street, which, while not quite the oldest hostelry in the city (built in 1902), is surely one of its most storied and most antique in atmosphere.. A number of people have been arrested in the US on charges of trying to buy surface-to-air missiles for the Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka. As the commercial capital of the New World, New York loves to celebrate all things that are its oldest. Bowling Green is its oldest park, Pete’s Tavern its oldest restaurant and crocodiles in the sewers its oldest myth.
Dylan responds: “Well, why not? It ain’t worth nothing anyway.” He also said that he has no plans to retire any time soon, adding that he thought he was in his “middle years now”.. Among his best known are “Highway 61 Revisited”, “Blonde on Blonde” and “Blood on the Tracks”. His most recent album “Love and Theft”, reached the top five in the US and UK charts in 2001.Dylan first found success as a singer-songwriter on New York’s folk circuit in the early Sixties. He created huge controversy among hard-core folk fans when he made the switch to electric instruments.Rolling Stone asked Dylan about music downloads from the internet and the complaints from the recording industry about people who do not pay for it. He even said the music on his new album sounds better in the studio than on CD. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Dylan, 65, declares: “We all like records played on record players, but let’s face it, those days are gone. You do the best you can, you fight technology in all kinds of ways, but I don’t know anybody who’s made a record that sounds decent in the past twenty years, really.”
The man whose first recording in five years, “Modern Times”, is released next week, sounds suitably curmudgeonly as he rails against modern recording techniques, even saying his new material sounded “ten times better” better when it was being played live.Dylan has released more than a dozen studio albums.
This request was also rejected.Pierre Ramel, Greenpeace director of campaigns, said that the group wanted to receive a landing refusal in writing before the ship altered its course for Marseilles. “We will not try to force the fishermen’s blockade,” he said. “We are not looking for a fight.”Ninety per cent of all tuna caught in the Mediterranean goes to Japan. The Japanese appetite for sushi is blamed by environmental groups for destroying the tuna stocks in the Pacific and west Atlantic.. The veteran rocker Bob Dylan has attacked modern recording techniques – saying that no-one should complain about people downloading the “atrocious” music for free. Following threats by fishermen to disrupt the visit, the permission was rescinded for “technical and security reasons”. Greenpeace then asked for the right to land in the Port Autonome de Marseille – the nationally-owned ferry port used by ships sailing to Corsica and north Africa.