Monthly Archives: December 2005

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The Best Music Of 2005?

This past Tuesday, December 27, at about five minutes before the noon deadline, I filed my votes for the annual Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics’ Poll. In doing so,...
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What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

A further reminder for those New Yorkers who don’t know what to do on New Year’s Eve: come hear me DJ! I’m actually going to be bringing in the New...
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A very Woodstock Christmas

Christmas Eve found us on the Woodstock Village Green waiting for Santa Claus. We were not alone: a couple of thousand other hardy souls surrounded us in equally eager anticipation....
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The Christmas Hitlist

Noel’s laugh McVitie’s Digestives My 40-something “dad” friends Hub and Loch, who came out at short notice Wednesday night for a couple of quick pints at Hank’s Saloon in Brooklyn...
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The December Hitlist

(Including those I had missed over recent months. Click on the album covers to buy via Amazon.) KATE BUSH – AERIAL (Columbia) Sometimes, you don’t know how much you’ve missed...
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For You

Just in time for Christmas – and right on time for Shona’s birthday – I’ve finally sorted through the Apocalypse photos from 1982 and am pleased to introduce two new...
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In Defence of Australian Wine

Aussie wine gets a bum rap from many aficionados, and for relatively good reason. Five large companies produce 75% of the country’s wine, encouraging an increasing trend towards the lowest-common...
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Everything’s Connected

Yesterday I reviewed a show by Mercury Rev that was sponsored by the Woodstock radio station WDST, and later in the day linked to a piece about Levon Helm’s semi-private...
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