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Top Five Famous People From South Huntington, N.Y.

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Number 5 -Darren Goldstein - Oscar, the guy you love to hate in The Affair.


 Number 4 -Tom Gugliotta - Michael Jordan once said Googs reminded him of a young Larry Bird.


Number 3 -LP - Bad-ass rock-n-rolla.

Number 2 - Gerry Cooney - "The Great White Hope" fought for the Heavyweight Championship of the World in 1982.


Number 1 - Walt Whitman - Everything in town is named after The Good Gray Poet, including this blog.



LP Into The Wild

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Laura Pergolizzi, aka LP, has a smash hit, Into The Wild,  that seems to be on constant replay in my home courtesy of Citi's commercial that features a woman climbing up a steep and stony precipice before reaching its pinnacle. This image may well personify LP's career at the moment.



I met LP around the time her second album, Suburban Sprawl and Alcohol, was released. She performed at my cousin's wedding, which was held on a perfectly manicured lawn of an old estate in Huntington, NY. It was a beautifully simple ceremony where she played her guitar and sang while the bride approached among rows of folding chairs with properly attired people like a scene from The Great Gatsby.
When the ceremony concluded, LP played the new couple and their guests off the lawn and in to the manor where a sushi station and well-provisioned bars were propped up in meandering, palatial rooms. It was at one of these bars where I introduced myself to LP as my uncle walked by with an accusatory gl…