Monthly Archives: July 2006

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Park Life

(This post goes out to WEQX, for playing Bloc Party’s ‘Miracle,’ Dandy Warhols’ ‘We Used To Be Friends,’ Devo’s cover of ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,’ and Fatboy Slim’s ‘That...
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The Indie Record Store: Adapt or Die

I found myself reading two back-to-back pieces about Baby Boomers’ record-buying habits this weekend, one in the NY Times, one in Newsweek. Each suggested that the Golden Generation is perhaps...
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Who 2?

I don’t know how it qualifies as ‘Uncut. Uncensored. Unrepentant.’ – which is how the ads for the new American tour word it – but The Who are certainly proving...
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The World (Music) Comes to Hunter

Last weekend saw the return of the Mountain Culture Festival, an annual arts and crafts treat that stands head and shoulders above the average Catskills festival or fair. (Read 2005...
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Memento Mori

Pop songs with Latin titles are like Number 3 buses: You wait half a lifetime and then two come along at once. And to think that just a couple of...
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Just Who Are The Best Looking Songwriters?

….That’s the question Paste magazine put to 50 writers and musicians for a recently published Poll. And it’s the question that opened NPR’s All Songs Considered program of June 29,...
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We Now Return To Our Featured Programming:

Oh yes, the World Cup is over. OK. Thursday night, Radio 4 headlined The Bowery Ballrooom in Manhattan. Towards the end of their set, they were joined on stage for...
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France’s Aging Magician Conjures A Final Trick

How was the NY Times so prescient when it placed Zinédine Zidane on the front cover of its Sunday edition yesterday, with the above headline? Unless, of course, the editors...
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