O POSITIVE

I have to give props to the O Positive Festival, which took place in the city of Kingston, New York, from October 6-8. I have been around this innovative event since its...
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Eddie Floyd … and me

I am happy to announce that I am co-writing the autobiography/memoir of the great soul singer Eddie Floyd, to be published by BMG in 2018.     Eddie Floyd is...
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Christian Matthew: Finger Lakes Punk Rock Kid

When I was up in the Finger Lakes a couple of weeks back, I stopped in at Rooster Fish Brewing in Watkins Glen; they make a great Session IPA and...
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PEACE AND LOVE

Purposefully targeting children in the name of your murderous ideals is despicable under absolutely all circumstances, whether you are ISIS, the IRA, Bashar Al-Assad or Adam Lanza. These is no...
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Book Review: RUNNING THE LONG PATH by KENNETH A. POSNER

PREMISE Author sets out to run, in a record nine days, the 350-mile Long Path trail, which just about connects New York City to Albany.   PROMISE “The story of...
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SPOKEN WORD IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND

On my trip back to Britain in December, I called up my new Hull friend Russ Litten. I know him as an author, and poet, and raconteur, and for his...
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Book Review: LIVING FOR KICKS by Jim McCarthy and Kevin Cross

PREMISE A graphic novel set in the early days of modernist London and beyond, 1962-64.   PROMISE “The mod scene was the first time working class youth had a voice,”...
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Book Review: SICK ON YOU by ANDREW MATHESON

  PREMISE “The disastrous story of Britain’s great lost punk band,” ran the hardback edition cover tag. “The greatest band you’ve never heard of,” qualified the paperback edition. We’re talking...
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