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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 14

CHARTS ON FIRE...

I've enjoyed listening to music so much more since I stopped looking at the charts: It's made it that much easier just to get on with deciding what I like and what I don't without worrying whether something's either unknown or uncool. Still, every now and then I can't help myself: walking down 7th Ave this morning in Park Slope, I found myself perusing the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart posted in the local record store window. I was surprised to see The Strokes' Room On Fire had entered at number 4: even allowing for any behind-the-scenes record company priority stuff, that's an impressive debut. But I scanned all the way down the 200 for signs of any other happening New York bands in their wake, and there were none: not even the much ballyhooed Rapture album Echoes. (By most criteria, The White Stripes were the only other American band in there to have emerged from some kind of alternative rock underground such as generally appeals to us here at iJamming!.) And checking the Billboard charts online just now to confirm as much, I see that The Strokes have dropped in their second week all the way down to 21. When you consider that Outkast's schizophrenic double CD Speakerboxxx/The Love Below has sold 4 million copies in just 7 weeks, it's once again apparent how far out on the margins The Strokes and their ilk really are. Oh well.

Similarly, while it was refreshing to see R.E.M.'s In Time debuting in the top 10 (it would surely have been higher but for the Limited Edition double CD meriting its own chart position), that too has dropped in its second week: not as precipitously as did their studio albums Up and Reveal, but enough to suggest that their Greatest Hits collection is not resonating with the American mainstream as per The Eagles, Sheryl Crow and Alan Jackson.

Would we want it any other way?I'm not sure, but I do know it's long been a bone of contention that Greatest Hits/Best Of compilations invariably include 'Two New Songs', on the assumption that hard-core fans will shell out the full $15-$20 just for a couple of otherwise unavailable cuts. (And more and more in the States, where 'Singles' are merely a euphemism for airplay tracks, these cuts are otherwise unavailable.) Seems to me that the newly legitimized downloading web sites should soon make this frustrating choice outdated. R.E.M. fans, for example, those who may feel a little disconcerted at seeing such a traditionally fan-friendly act pull that precise decidedly corporate move, can go straight to iTunes, download 'Bad Day' and 'Animal' for 99 cents a piece, complete their R.E.M. collections in the process, and sleep perfectly well at night knowing that the band is getting its royalties.

My declining interest in chart positions aside, I've got to say this has been a fascinating year for the music business: while those at major labels understandably worry for their jobs (those who still have jobs at major labels, that is), consumers are finally being given a wealthy of overdue options that reflect our changing times. Will the traditional concept of the album survive into the next decade? I'm not sure it will, and I'm not sure it matters.

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WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 12

BOOKS AND PIECES

I hosted a couple of readings from Hedonism here in New York over the last few days, one as a way to spice up our Step On night in Brooklyn on Friday, the other at the invitation of the long-running Mondaze night at Manhattan's lower east side club Sapphire.

The latter event resonated in many ways. Sapphire was one of the first lounge clubs to dare open below Houston Street in the very early 90s, back when that area was even more dangerous than the rest of the city – i.e., the exact period in which Hedonism is set. Sapphire was created by two of my football-playing expat mates who sadly sold it on after a couple of years; their names, Lochlan and Lincoln, remain painted in Gaelic on the poles as a reminder of their pioneering. The design was so effective – a blueprint for the hundreds of lounge bars that followed in its wake into an area that's now safe to walk at all times of night – that Sapphire's subsequent owners have barely had to do anything but expand into a back room. That Lochlan and Lincoln snagged a cabaret license before the city stopped granting them and Giuliani decided to enforce the Cabaret Laws – has long made Sapphire a popular destination for the truly dedicated dancing crowd in the city. Mondaze has pushed the venue's underground rep yet further: the cozy dancefloor rarely fills up before midnight, after which dozens of hard-core house heads, slightly ageing but evidently without 9-5 jobs and kids to worry about on a Tuesday morning, cheerfully strut their stuff to legends like Tony Humphries, Melvin Moore, DJ Pierre and Disciple. That Mondaze is promoted by one of our former Communion kids, Carlos Santamaria, made the location all the more appropriate for a Hedonism reading.

I hadn't realised how skinny a Marathon run will make you!

Brooklyn in the booth: DJ JD cues up Hedonism music for the Sapphire crowd.

I was seriously concerned that reading in a nightclub would be counterproductive, but this crowd, a double fistful of old school DJs among them, clearly understood the subject matter, both in general and specific terms, and were appreciatively attentive. DJ JD perfectly segued the music behind me as always, even though I surprised him by changing one of our chosen chapters both to trim down the reading time and better suit the crowd. (JD is hosting a White Punks On Dub night at Moda Café here in Park Slope Friday night for anyone interested.) Sold a bunch of books, which was nice, but the highlight for me came when a young lady arrived long after the reading but heard about it from those around her: she then came over to me, rather excitedly it should be noted, and pulled a book-marked copy of Hedonism out of her handbag. She's half way through it and loving it. This might be a common experience for best-selling authors, not so for me: it was rendered all the more rewarding by the fact that Hedonism is barely available in New York as yet. More than anything, I suppose that merely proved that Mondaze at Sapphire was indeed the perfect location to attract further potential readers…

…And I'm happy to say that the book will be available in New York stores, if not necessarily nationally, very soon. Watch this space for an announcement.

Sticking with books and authors, I noted two weeks ago how Martin Amis' new novel Yellow Dog was savaged in the New York Times. Fortunately for him, name writers usually get two reviews from the nation's most influential newspaper: one in the regular weekday paper, another in the stand-alone Sunday Book Reviews section. It's a sign of Amis's star status in the States then that he got the front cover treatment this past Sunday, and although the review was a lot kinder than that which I quoted last week, it wasn't purely positive. Closing sentence: "The problem is Amis's intellectualism, which sticks out like a parson at an orgy and shrinks and shrivels whatever it goes near." Ouch! Amis is reading from Yellow Dog this Thursday at the Barnes and Noble in Union Square, possibly the biggest bookstore in NYC. It needs to be: a few years back I went to see Amis read from his memoir Experience at NYU and there must have been close to a thousand people in a room designed for a couple of hundred.

By design or coincidence, another rock star British writer, Nick Hornby, is reading the same evening, from his Songbook, at Borders down in the Wall Street area. For fans of both authors, it's entirely possible to catch Hornby's event at 5.30pm, then jump on the subway to Union Square in time for Amis' reading at 7pm. I probably won't have time myself, plus I saw Hornby right here in Park Slope the year I moved in to the neighborhood. A reading from About A Boy was initially scheduled for the Community Bookstore on 7th Avenue. It was then moved to the bar across the street as demand soared; when that still seemed like too small a venue, they sold tickets to the event – and still filled the room to capacity. My memory of the reading is sadly tempered by the female Arsenal fan I found myself sitting alongside, who insisted – and I swear this is verbatim – that she had "followed Arsenal through the bad times." My response caused more than a few heads to turn: sadly, Arsenal celebrity Hornby's was not among them.

Arsenal has never been out of the top division in English football; their supporters can offer no claim of "tough times" – not unless they want to get behind the other 91 teams' supporters who know all about issues like relegation, let alone those like us at Palace whose trophy cabinets are completely bare of anything that actually matters. Arsenal's consistent top flight standing might explain why their supporters are almost as ubiquitous as Man United's: no sooner do I set up a new iJamming! forum – The Pub – than the Gooners sit themselves down in the middle of the room like they own the place! The rest of you, don't be intimidated: they're a harmless bunch, nice people really despite their lack of relative suffering, and you should feel free to start your own, entirely non-football related topics alongside them. Hedonism, Moon, Hornby, Amis, Ben E. King and Wilson Pickett… you name it, we'll read it.


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 11

STAND BY ME...IF YOU CAN STILL STAND

So let's see. Thursday night I went to see an avant-garde punk jazz trio, Friday night I held a reading from my techno-goth nightclub novel and DJ'd music spanning four decades, and Saturday night I took the family to see… Ben E. King, in the Catskills no less.

I was enthused to see the former Drifters singer and solo R&B legend after witnessing Chuck Jackson's performance in the same cozy theater a few months back. But there was really no comparison: whereas Jackson was the very definition of a soul man, his 65-year old body almost as highly toned as his enduring voice, King looked like more of an old man, his lungs struggling to deliver more than a gently appealing wisp. Interestingly, this is not simply a matter of age: Jackson was born a year earlier than King. It may, however, be an issue of style: Jackson gave the impression of someone who stayed in touch with changing musical moods at least through the 1970s, while King seemed content to keep the audience rooted in a music that went no further than Motown. His most oft-expressed line was "Are you ready to go back? Way back?"

Ben E. King: dressed to impress.

Of course, the audience was delighted to go way back; this was a pure oldies night delivered for a predominantly AARP audience. And as King ran his way through an almost unrivaled collection of his hits - 'Up On The Roof,' 'There Goes My Baby,' 'On Broadway,' 'Spanish Harlem,' 'Under The Boardwalk,' 'Save the Last Dance For Me' and, of course, 'Stand By Me' too - it was hard to begrudge them their memories. His backing band pushed all the easy buttons – a few sax solos, two backing vocalists hamming it up, only the drummer looking like he'd sooner be playing a New York City rock club – and though it wasn't quite cabaret, it wasn't what I'd call R&B either. (About the only musical risk was the incorporation of Sam Cooke's 'Cupid' and 'Wonderful World' into the melody of 'Stand By Me'.) The night could perhaps be summed up by this anecdote: with the crowd on their feet for the finale, King "hit on" one ageing female audience member and suggested she leave her staid male partner at home next time. She responded rather indiginantly that they'd been married for 55 years and she would do no such thing!

Curiously King, who started with the Motown hit 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' and also included an interlude of 'How Sweet It Is', ended with a Wilson Pickett medley of 'In The Midnight Hour,' 'Mustang Sally' and 'Land of A Thousand Dances.' This no doubt thrilled the crowd, but given my own memory of Pickett in public performance last summer in downtown Brooklyn – playing to a bigger, more variously aged and culturally diverse audience and with a shit-hot band to boot – it merely served to demonstrate the cavernous differences in performance style and vocal capabilities between the two performers. Not to mention the crowd: if this audience ever knew how to Pony, they've forgotten it over the years!

Occasionally when I'm out at gig and especially club nights in NYC, I'm aware how much older I am than the vast majority of punters. At the Ben E. King show, my wife and I may well have been the youngest people there - but for the fact we took Campbell. And because the promoters had forgotten to allow for the fact that the cinema stage would be extended for a concert, our intended fourth row seats found us instead in the very front row. We put Campbell in the center and he was rewarded by having Ben frequently smile and wink at him. Campbell, for all that he was embarrassed by the attention, seemed to enjoy the occasion much more than the various rock festivals we dragged him to as an infant. King may not have a vast amount left in him as a singer, but he has enough warmth and civility to compensate.

2003 MUSINGS:
NOV 3-9: Brother Bear, Oneida, P. Diddy, Steve Kember, Guy Fawkes, Iraq, the Marathon
OCT 27-NOV 2: CMJ Music Marathon report, NYC Running Marathon preview, Prey For Rock'n'Roll, Yellow Dog, Gen Wesley Clark, Halloween
OCT 20-26: Television Personalities, defending New York rockers, Bill Drummond Is Read
OCT 6-19: LCD Soundsystem live, Renewable Brooklyn review, Blind Acceptance is a sign...
SEP29-OCT 5: New York w(h)ines parts 1 and 2, Bruce Springsteen at Shea Stadium.
SEP 22-28: Atlantic Antic, Pacifists for War: General Wesley Clark and the Democratic Debate, Danny Tenaglia, Running Wild, Steppenwolf
SEP 15-21: Radio 4/DJ Vadim live, Manhattan Mondaze, Circle of Light, Renewable Brooklyn
SEP 8-14: Central Park Film Festival, Roger (Daltrey) and me, September 11 Revisited, The Raveonettes/Stellastarr* live, Recording Idiots of America,
SEP1-7: Film Festivities, Party Monster, Keith Moon RIP
AUG 25-31: Punk Planet, Carlsonics, Copyright Protection, Cline Zinfandel, BRMC
AUG 18-24: Black Out Blame Game, John Shuttleworth, British Music mags, Greg Palast, The Thrills live.
AUG 11-17: The New York blackout, Restaurant reviews, The Media as Watchdog, What I Bought On My Holidays
AUG 4-10: Step On again, Shaun W. Ryder, Jack magazine, the BBC, the Weather, Detroit Cobras, football and Rock'n'Roll
JULY 28-AUG 3: De La Guarda, The Rapture, Radio 4, Stellastarr*, Jodie Marsh, A Tale of Two Lions, Hedonism launch photos,
JULY 14-27: Manchester Move Memories, Hedonism is Here, Holiday postcard
JULY 7-13: Chuck Jackson live, Step On, Beverley Beat, British Way of Life
JUNE30-JULY6: David Beckham, Geoffrey Armes, Happy Mondays, Step On at Royale
JUNE 23-29: Ceasars/The Realistics live, weddings and anniversaries, Cabaret laws.
JUNE 9-23: Hell W10, The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite, Nada Surf live, Field Day debacle
JUNE 2-8: Six Feet Under - Over, Field Day, Siren Fest, Crouching Tigher Hidden Cigarette
MAY 19-JUNE 1: Ian McCulloch live, New York's financial woes, Six Feet Under, Hedonism, Tommy Guerrero.
MAY 5-18: Live reviews of The Rapture, De La Soul, Carlsonics, Laptop, The Libertines, Echoboy, The Greenhornes; observations on Chris Coco/The Blue Room, The Apple Music Store, Alan Freed, Phil Spector, The Matrix Reloaded, Rare Earth, Tinnitus and Royale!
APRIL 28-MAY 4: Flaming Lips, Madonna, Bill Maher, The Dixie Chicks, the war
APRIL 21-27: Rotary Connection, War(n) Out, Cocaine Talk
APRIL 14-20: Belated London Musings on Death Disco and CPFC.
APRIL 7-13: London Musings: Madness, Inspiral Carpets, the Affair, the Palace, the Jam
MARCH 31-APRIL 6: Music be the spice of life, London Calling: Ten Observations from the Old Country
MARCH 24-30: Six Feet Under, Peaches/Elefant live, MP Frees and Busted Boy Bands
MARCH 17-23: Röyksopp live, Transmission, Worn-Out War Talk
MARCH 10-16: Live reviews: Stratford 4, Flaming Sideburns, Joe Jackson Band, Linkin Park. Why I Oppose The War (For Now).
MARCH 3-9: The Pursuit of Happiness, Weekend Players, U.S. Bombs, Al Farooq, A New Pessimism, Brooklyn Half Marathon
FEBRUARY 24-MARCH2: Orange Park, Ali G-Saddam Hussein-Dan Rather-Bill Maher-Jon Stewart TV reviews, Stellastarr*, James Murphy, The Station nightclub fire, the Grammys
FEBRUARY 17-23: Village Voice Poll, Singles Club, Smoke and Fire
FEBRUARY 3-16: Snug, The Face, Pink, Supergrass live, Keith Moon, Phil Spector, Gore Vidal
JANUARY 27-FEBRUARY 2: Communist Chic, Spiritland, Daddy You're A Hero, Keith Moon, State of the Union, CPFC and more on Iraq
JANUARY 20-26: Divisions of Laura Lee, Burning Brides, Words On War, Child Abuse of a Different Kind, Losing My Edge
JANUARY 13-19: Pete Townshend, Pee Wee Herman, South Park and more Pete Townshend
JANUARY 6-12: Interpol in concert, Tony Fletcher's Top 10 Albums and Singles of 2002, More on Joe Strummer and The Clash, Fever Pitch and Bend It Like Beckham.
DECEMBER 31 2002 -JAN 5 2003: A tribute to Joe Strummer, Radio 4 live on New Year's Eve
2002 MUSINGS:
DECEMBER 25-30: NO POSTINGS: ON VACATION
DECEMBER 16-24:Metro Area, Breakbeat Science, Sting makes Wine, New York Downtown redesigns, Keith Moon anecdotes, Campbell's jokes.
DECEMBER 9-15:Tiswas, pledge drives, The View from Up North
DECEMBER 2-8 MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes Weekend Players and Snow Lit Piano Bars)
FOR NOVEMBER 25-29 MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes Joe Hurley, Thanksgiving, Sven Väth, Richie Hawtin)
FOR NOVEMBER 16-24 MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes Longwave, The Pleased, Get Your War On, Powder, Radio 4, Supreme Beings Of Leisure, Ben Neill, Baldwin Brothers, Thievery Corporation)
FOR NOVEMBER 9-15 MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes CMJ report including Datsuns, von Bondies and My Favorite, and political Eagles)
FOR NOVEMBER 2-8 MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes Halloween, the New York Marathon, and British Cuisine)
FOR OCTOBER 26-NOV 1 MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes live reviews of The Streets, Mooney Suzuki, Sahara Hotnights, Flaming Sideburns, Stellastarr*; Jam Master Jay; Halloween)
FOR OCTOBER 19-25 MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes Underworld live, Atlantic Avenue antics, Girls and Boys night)
FOR OCTOBER 12-18 MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes Bali Bombing and stupid editorials, the Electro-Clash festival, VHS Or Beta, Ballboy, Mindless Self Indulgence, 2 Many DJs, Tom Petty, The Streets, pointless stop-the-war e-mails)
FOR OCTOBER 5-11 MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes Steve Earle and John Walker's Blues, Dreaming Of Britney, Girls Against Boys and Radio 4)
FOR SEPTEMBER 28-OCT 4 MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes White Stripes live, Morel live, My Generation re-issue)
FOR SEPTEMBER 21-27 MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes The Creation live, Village Voice, Wine not Whine and more)
FOR SEPTEMBER 14-20 MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes Firefighter Andre Fletcher, Untamed, Uncut, and more September 11 Musings)
FOR SEPTEMBER 7-13 MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes Sep 11 memorials, Did Bin Laden Win?, Scissor Sisters and Electro-clash)
FOR AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 6 MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes The Strokes live, The Rising, Saint Etienne, Team USA, a.i., Tahiti 80, Dot Allison)
FOR AUGUST 17-30 DAILY MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes holiday musings, wine reviews, Luna at Southpaw, and more)
FOR AUGUST 10-16 DAILY MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes lengthy Who live review)
FOR JULY 27-AUG 9 DAILY MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes Area 2, 24 Hour Party People Party, Hootenanny Tour, 2 Many DJs and more.
FOR JULY 20-26 DAILY MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes Wilson Pickett, John Entwistle, rebuilding downtown NYC)
FOR JULY 13-19 DAILY MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes Love Parade, Teany, RenewNYC, Femi Kuti, NRA, Londonisation of New York, Britishification of Global Rock)
FOR JULY 6-12 DAILY MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes Mike Meyers as Keith Moon, the RAVE Act, John Entwistle, Michael Jackson, Southpaw, Moby Online, Layo & Bushwacka!,
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FOR JUNE 29-JULY 5 DAILY MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes World Cup Final, John Entwistle's legacy, The Who's decision to carry on, the meaning of July 4)
FOR JUNE 22-28 DAILY MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes World Cup diary, Dr. John, Doves, Mermaid Parade, John Entwistle's death, Timothy White's death, Clinic Firewater and Radio 4 live, The Who's decision to carry on)
FOR JUNE 15-21 DAILY MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes World Cup diary, Liars live, GiantFingers, the Big Takeover)
FOR JUNE 8 -14 DAILY MUSINGS CLICK HERE (includes World Cup diary, StellaStarr*, Jose Padilla, Dee Dee Ramone, suicide bombings)
FOR JUNE 1-7 DAILY MUSINGS, CLICK HERE (includes World Cup diary, Southpaw, Six Foot Under, Andrew Sullivan)
FOR LATE MAY DAILY MUSINGS, CLICK HERE
FOR MAY'S EIGHT DAYS IN A WEEK'S MUSINGS, CLICK HERE
FOR LATE APRIL LONDON MUSINGS, CLICK HERE
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