Captain Fun Lunchtime Listening Hour
Every final Friday we spin records for the local business crowd, students, retirees and the general public from Noon to 1 PM. Chuck “Rochmon” Vosganian spins the records and gets the conversation flowing. A playlist is selected by a different local music lover every month. Bring a brown bag lunch. Coffee and tea are provided.
The Captain Fun Listening Library occupying the west wall in the Caffè Lena lobby is comprised of 1,516 vinyl albums and several hundred CDs selected from Al’s expertly curated collection. This treasure trove of folk, blues and jazz is played daily, as Al wished. Listen to the songs as you arrive for a show, look through the records to bring back good memories, and dig deep into American roots music.
Wearing his purple beret and making daily downtown rounds to share lively chats about politics, music and books, Alan “Captain Fun” McKenney was often called the Unofficial Mayor of Saratoga Springs. Born in 1944 he passed away in 2015, leaving behind his legendary collection of music and books.