The Beat - Volume 34
"As long as autumn lasts, I shall not have hands, canvas and colors enough to paint the
beautiful things I see." Vincent Van Gogh

The best upstate New York season is here! We love fall. Go apple picking, take a hike in the cool, comfortable, crisp fall air, or gather outside at a socially distanced backyard bonfire. The only bad thing about fall is that it doesn't last long enough.
Apple Picking - Cosplay Outdoorsiness With Us!
SNL's take on apple picking in upstate New York! Some of it they get really right like "Pay $45 for $10 worth of apples" and Woody Harrelson saying "Our haunted hayride is staffed entirely by local teen boys who take things way too far." The rest we'll accept because we understand it's a parody, but us upstaters know that apple picking is an almost perfect fall activity.
Roll With It Baby
If you understand "All Skate,Couples, Trios" then you've been rolling skating at Guptill's Arena in Latham, NY. This 70 year old skating mecca was recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning. We are now looking forward to skating soon!
Remember The First Time You Heard
The Who's "Baba O'Reily"? 
We've all had this feeling! The minute you hear a song and it instantly becomes a part of your life. Watch comedian Joe Pera perfectly capture that moment as he discovers The Who.
Who Has The Best Apple Pie Recipe?
Tasty tested recipes from Martha Stewart, Gordon Ramsey, Michelle Obama, and Michael Symon. We think the winning recipe looks delicious! If you try any of these please write to us and let us know how they turned out.

Also, try making this southern recipe for Fried Apples. It looks so delicious and easy we had to include it.
Don't Worry About A Thing
Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds" has the optimistic lyrics we all need right now, "Don't worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright." This version, as interpreted by Toots and the Maytals, features Bob's son, Ziggy Marley. In this animated video, the band members become super heroes who take this message of peace and spread it all over the globe. Peace!
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Presents
Just Announced!
The Jayhawks - XOXO
Friday, October 9, 9 PM
They released their latest album XOXO in the middle of lockdown, and while live performances are currently on hold, the band is pleased to bring you a virtual album release show, performed live!
Live From London - Richard Thompson Live Stream Concert Series -Tickets and Info

Sunday, September 27, 6 PM – Fairport Convention Era Music

Sunday, October 11, 6 PM –
All Requests!

An Evening of New York Songs and Stories with Suzanne Vega
Wednesday, October 7, 9 PM

A livestream event from New York’s iconic Blue Note Jazz Club.
Procrastinators, You Are Seen
Do you know the instant gratification monkey? Then you know the dark playground.
Man's Best Friend?
We have done our research and rest assured that no dog or human was harmed in the making of this video. Thank you to Walter for helping us out and sending in this clip!
We know this is hard, and if you need someone to listen, NYS has set up a Covid Emotional Support Helpline - call 1-844-863-9314,
available 8 AM - 10 PM, seven days a week.

Please share with us any links or videos that have made you laugh, entertained you, or provided a distraction. Please email them to and we may use them in
future volumes of The Beat. Thank you.