Monthly Archives: January 2009

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Catskills Corner: We’ve joined the modern world

One of the perverse joys of living in the Mount Tremper area this last year and a half has been the lack of cell phone coverage. There’s something reassuringly old-fashioned...
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Why I (Still) Store Wine: Southern Rhônes 1998

Having finally completed my home cellar and retrieved many of my wines from storage, I’ve recently been opening up some of my Southern Rhônes from 1998, a particular warm and...
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My Top 10 Songs of 2008

Singles – to the extent that they still exist – offer a lot more leeway for one’s end-of-year round-up than do albums. You can pick a passing fancy with less...
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I Witness

Willow Community Church, Jan 24, 1:35pm...
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My Top 10 Albums of 2008 (and the Village Voice Pazz & Jop Poll)

I probably wouldn’t have gotten around to a Top 10 List for 2008 were it not for wanting my votes to count in the annual Village Voice Pazz and Jop...
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Catskills Corner Jan 23-29

The line-up for our region’s annual three-day rock festival, the Mountain Jam held on the Hunter ski slopes over Memorial Weekend, has just been announced, and it lives up to...
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Hope

A few months ago, when the collapse in the mortgage industry began bringing down the major American banks, causing the stock market to collapse, and forcing the Government to put...
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State of Independence

Driving through the wintery woods last night, picking up pizza from Phoenicia for our guests from the city, I was thrilled to hear Dave Leonard on WDST play “Spiritual High”...
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