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Joe Harkins
Works at BuildingHosting.com
Attended Dickinson HS, Jersey City
Lives in Jersey City, NJ
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This NOT the stunningly beautiful song "Everything Must Change."  Search here for that song.. The Norwegian singer Tommy Körberg's version is awesome. And not one electronic drum beat in the whole performance. 
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oops - Swedish, niot Norwegian.

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I was able to enjoy this performance because it appears that Korean TV, the cource of this clip, does not insult the performer and the audience, as American TV does, with blabber, blabber, blabber during the performance. 

What a refreshing change from US TV. 
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My son John is a popular jazz pianist and singer there. He has a gorgeous and brilliant wife. He also has three handsome Aussie sons there. I am looking forward to visiting there again soon. It is wonderful country. So clean and friendly to Americans. . 
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That Lehigh Valley reference is interesting because family lore refers to roots in Pennsylvania (specifically, the area near Altoona called "Horseshoe Bend") for my paternal grandfather, Manus Harkins.  

FWIW I came across your John Harkins while gathering links to YouTube videos of my own son, John Harkins. He was raised in Chicago and finished studying music in NY at Manhattan School of Music. He has been living in Australia for more than 20 years and has a nice career there as a piano jazz player and singer. He occasionally teaches in the Sydney University School of Jazz. 

Regards to you and thanks. Hope to hear more. 
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what is the point of the stupid sound track? 
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You are watching a world record being broken. Those blabbering announcers allowed this performance to go a whole 20 seconds before they began talking over the music. Usually they start sooner. If you want to see and hear what performances like this really are like, search in YouTube  for Korean TV's broadcast of the performance of Kim Yu-na. What a wonderful experience.  When will American TV shut up?
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to the commentators, STF up. You are not needed. Let the dancers dance and let us hear the music. 
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That's gotta be Warren Vache supporting her. 
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people are at beach? Obviously not during the most recent Japanese Tsunami. It was snowing at many of the sites in the videos made by people on the scene. And when not, it's clear they are wearing winter clothing. 
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what joy. Thanks you Rich Conaty for tweeting us to hear and see this gem. 
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Occupation
Design, Build and Hostweb sites
Skills
Aside from thoe needed for the web site business, I am a singer ("legit" baritone A-G) and a pretty good actor.
Employment
  • BuildingHosting.com
    Design, Build and Hostweb sites, present
  • Western Electric, Lipton Tea, Carpenter Steel, Earl of Old Town, Blakeslee, Hercules Chemical, Herculite Fabrics, Fabrico Manufacturing, Samuel Moore, Kelso International, Puerto Plata News, Santo Domingo News,
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Currently
Jersey City, NJ
Previously
Chicago, Wheaton, Evanston, Lake Forest, Lemont (all those were Illinois); Bayonne, Peapack, Keyport, (NJ); Belmont, Waterown (Mass); New Orleans, Sosua (Dominican Republic) - New Orleans - Boston (Belmont, Watertown)
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just a harmless old guy (but watch your back if ya mess with him)
Introduction
After a few peripatetic years (actually, decades) - and more than my share of failed marriages - I returned, about 20 years ago,to the neighborhood in which I was born. I am not likely to leave other than prone and, as Cleopatra once said, "I am not prone to argue."

The strange thing about that attribution is, the English language and its puns did not exist at the time of Cleopatra - and would not, for a few thousand years more.

Regardless, back home again, I have found the occupation, the avocation and even the wife I had long sought under other moons and in other clothes. 

In the first few days of 1994, my last business partner took off with contents of the bank account and bankrupted the company we had struggled to create. On the way home from the closed and locked office, a chance encounter on the subway with an old friend got me involved in building and hosting web sites. 

I now have clients in 7 countries. Some of those clients have been with me since I started.

Along the way I have continued the freelance writing that has gotten me published in some very fine publications.

I have 5 wonderful children, each as handsome or beautiful as anyone has a right. Each is successful and respected. If any has ever been in jail, I am unaware of that, as they have had the good sense not to call me for bail.

There are also 6 excellent grandchildren. Some of those have already shown great skills and talents. All are seriously loved and respected.

I am blessed, which is quite an admission, coming from a stone atheist. 

Since early 2013, I have been exercising my rights as a senile citizen by exploring paths that were passed by 60 years ago when I was 20.

First, I became a Finalist in Hoboken's Annual Frank Sinatra Contest. Then I began studying singing with a really excellent teacher. I also began auditioning for musical theater, plays and movies in and around NYC. 

Since my first acting audition, this past September, I have appeared in 11 (yes, ELEVEN) short and students films. Some were non-pay, some paid expenses and some actually paid a few bucks. In early March 2014 I worked (for genuine money) as a character in a commercial made by MTV World, for Intel (the computer company). 

I'm still auditioning for NYC musical theater roles. It's tough, the competition is strong and highly talented but I love it and I still think I can get on stage. 

Stay tuned. 


Education
  • Dickinson HS, Jersey City
    1950 - 1951
  • St. Peter's Preparatory School, Jersey City
    1947 - 1950
  • St. Jospeph's Grammar School, Jersey City
    1944 - 1947
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Birthday
March 30
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