Monthly Archives: June 2008

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The End of an Era (and the dawn of another?)

The Phoenicia Hotel had a storied existence, a favorite destination of Babe Ruth and Dutch Shultz, to name but just two American legends. In recent years it fell into disrepair,...
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Road Trip #3: A tale of Two Gigs

R.E.M. at Madison Square Garden, Thursday June 19 The Ting Tings at Southpaw, Friday June 20 L Magazine describes the R.E.M./Modest Mouse/National concert at Madison Square Garden, Thursday June 19,...
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Gigs We Wished We’d Seen….

You can surely guess the club. The year was 1975....
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The iJamming! Weekly Download: The Tripwire Podcast 037

The other day I went out on a long mountain run, training for the Escarpment Trail race. At the beginning, I loaded up the latest Tripwire podcast. Almost two hours...
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Road Trip Pt. 2: R.E.M. take Jones Beach by storm

(Continued from Part 1: Road Trip) The thunder and lightning recede, the rain does not, the stage is mopped, and the show goes on. R>E>M> take to the stage at...
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Shall We Talk About The Weather?

I’ve only just realized what I wrote last Saturday morning: “Here’s hoping for a beautiful evening under the stars.” Don’t ever let me make this kind of prediction again!...
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Road Trip!

You’ve all been on a road trip or two, right? Used to be so easy, didn’t it? You’d call up a friend and say “let’s go…” and what seemed like...
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It’s Pretty Close to Rockville

Posie and I are taking Noel with us to Jones Beach today – to see R.E.M. in concert. As you’ll have seen from occasional photos here, Noel is music mad,...
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