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The Automat

More than a necessity, meals are a fundamental part of nourishment in our lives. I am reminded of the scene in the 1962 movie “That Touch of Mink,” in the Automat, Horn & Hardart. 744 more words

About Michael


From the hall of ersatz messages, we walked around the corner to the authentic original temple of modern dining, the Automat.

Long before McDonald’s and… 653 more words


Aeroplanes (1930-1943)

My father was connected to flight as a member and builder for the Cornell Aero Club in 1912. He took part in the design and building of single-seat bi-planes which  were then “flown”—towed behind autos—around a large circuit on the playing fields above Schoellkopf stadium in order to learn flight control.  2,886 more words


Automat: the lost album of Italian electronica

Electronic music in the 1970’s ranged from un-listenable garbage to stuff which was new and exciting, so pretty much like today but with less of the former and more of the latter. 125 more words


Ditching a Rollei

I had a Rolleiflex. As nice a camera it is, as compact as it is, as smooth as it is, as light as it is, it has its limitations. 662 more words