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Jumpin' Zach Flash

Be sure to join me, Jumpin’ Zach Flash, for Central New York’s Greatest Hits every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Here are some things you may not know about me. My favorite musician is John Lennon (this explains my round glasses—it's NOT because I am a Harry Potter fan). My favorite John Lennon song has to be “Give Peace a Chance.” My favorite Beatles songs are “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Come Together.” My hobby is photography, and you can see a lot of my work right here on this website—search “Zach’s Weekly Snaps” to check out my photos.
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Brad Barket/Getty Images for DJ D-Nice
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7 Best Covers of Bob Dylan’s ‘All Along the Watchtower’–Zach’s Picks [MUSIC]

When it comes to the song "All Along the Watchtower," you probably automatically think of Jimi Hendrix. Bob Dylan, of course, sang the original, and I must say, I'm a big fan of the original. However, it was Hendrix who made the song unforgettable. Other than Hendrix, can you name other artists who have covered "All Along the Watchtower"? Here is a list of the best covers of the song, with artists you might not have expected to be on the list.

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Ian Waldie/Getty Images
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10 Amazing Covers of ‘Drift Away’–Zach’s Picks [MUSIC]

When you think of the song "Drift Away," who is the first artist you think about? Probably Dobie Gray, right? Actually, Dobie Gray wasn't the first to sing the song. The original song was sung by John Henry Kurtz. Regardless of who sings it, "Drift Away" is a great song. I put together some of my favorite covers of the timeless song.

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Express/Getty Images
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Songs Covered by Solo Beatles – Zach’s Picks [MUSIC]

Once the Beatles broke up, each solo Beatle had a lot of success. Their careers as solo artists produced songs that are unforgettable. John Lennon had "Imagine."

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, 96.1 WODZ
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Winter in Central New York, Pt. 2–Zach’s Weekly Snaps [PHOTOS]

In an effort to try and like winter a little bit more, I decided to find beauty in the season I dislike the most. And even though it is technically spring, it seems like winter will never end. A few weeks ago, I brought you part one of my winter photo series. Let's jump into part two. This week's theme--Winter in Central New York, Part 2.

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, 96.1 WODZ
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Winter in Central New York, Pt. 1–Zach’s Weekly Snaps [PHOTOS]

Although I'm not that old, this is one of the coldest and snowiest winters I can remember. I don't like winter; I'm more of a summer person. However, the winter season has a certain beauty to it. I'll be the first one to say I hate the snow; however, there is something to it that makes me want to take pictures of it. I went all over Central New York and the Mohawk Valley finding interesting things to photograph. I'd like to share with you some of those photos as part of my photo series Zach's Weekly Snaps. This week's theme--Winter in Central New York, Part 1.

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
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DIY Project: Make a Top-Entry Litter Box

I'm going to sound like an informercial for a second. Are you sick of sweeping excessive litter around the litter box? Would you like to hid the contents of the litter box? Well, you need to make yourself a top-entry litter box. The price is unbeatable. This DIY litter box can be yours for only $5 to $10. Similar top-entry litter boxes sell online for close to $40. All you need to make your DIY top-entry litter box is a storage container, something for cutting plastic and some time (about 10 minutes). OK, infomercial over.

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
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Historic Markers in Clinton

We've all seen them while driving--those blue and yellow signs about history. We usually rush by without reading them (I know I do). Clinton has many of these historic markers scattered throughout the village. I decided to find them all and actually read them. Here they are. If I missed one in Clinton, let me know in the "Leave a Comment" box below. Enjoy.

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
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Positive Facebook Pages about Utica

Everyone seems to have something to say about Utica. Sometimes it's positive. But, sadly, many times it's negative.

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Central Press/Getty Images
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Zach’s Top 5 Favorite John Lennon Love Songs for Valentine’s Day [MUSIC]

It's no secret that John Lennon is my favorite musician of all time. I have listened to just about every song he ever recorded. And in that long list of songs, Lennon had some amazing love songs. So, in honor of Valentine's Day, here are my top 5 favorite love songs by John Lennon. 

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
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Well Worth the Visit: Photography Exhibits at Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College

Featured in my blog, "6 Free Things to Do in Clinton," the Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College is a great place to visit. And now there's even more incentive to go. There are two new photography exhibits at the museum-- "Refocusing the Lens: Pranlal K Patel's Photographs of Women at Work in Ahmedabad" and "In Context: The Portrait of Contemporary Photographic Practice."

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
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6 Free Things to Do in Clinton

Let's face it, it can be difficult to go on vacation. Everything is so expensive. So, I decided to help you take a vacation without actually leaving. Here are six things you can do in the Village of Clinton that don't cost money.

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