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Sandy Hook two years on: Does Social Media have a Social Conscience?

December 14 marks is the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre. Not surprisingly, there is a considerable amount of metaphorical and physical ink being spilled on the opinion pages of...
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Mac's hospitality in 1997 was all the more appreciated given that he was in the midst of writing his own autobiography, All The Rage. It's as cheeky and loving a memoir as you would expect. If you don't have it, add it to your wish list.

Ian McLagan: An Appreciation

I can’t profess to have known Ian ‘Mac’ McLagan in any great sense. But when I was researching my Keith Moon biography, I was (finally) able to secure an interview...
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The “Sunday Soul Sermon”

Swapped out my usual monthly, mid-week, 150-minute show on WGXC for a Sunday evening two-hour special, flexing off my travels and research and interviews for my Wilson Pickett biography. Thoroughly enjoyed...
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Not grateful for needless suffering in the name of gratitude

Thanksgiving Thoughts

A Happy Thanksgiving to all my family and friends in the USA. As always, there’s so much to be grateful for – starting, of course, with family and friends. Traveling...
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Wilson Pickett: A biography

I am happy to announce my next book project: the first ever biography of WILSON PICKETT, to be published by Oxford University Press in 2016. Wilson Pickett with Jimi Hendrix, Atlantic...
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iJamming! An Update

Every now and then, this site goes a little quiet. That’s what happens when you try and maintain something like iJamming! for fifteen years, straight. So, in case you were wondering: I...
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Boy About Town: Out now in paperback

Out today in paperback. Boy About Town: A Memoir. Published by Windmill Books, available for under a tenner at all good book stores, all online outlets, and for under £6...
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Boy About Town Number 31: If The Kids Are United

Chapter by Chapter excerpts from Boy About Town: A Memoir, published by Windmill Books/William Heinemann. The Clash had made up for their self-caricature with their next single ‘(White Man) in...
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