Monthly Archives: July 2009

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The Week in Tweets

Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been light on the long posts of late. Lots of reasons, not least that I’m enjoying sharing short sharp posts via Twitter...
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Featured Album: “Civilized” by Stellastarr*

STELLASTARR*: CIVILIZED (BLOATED LIFE) WHAT: New York quartet return after four year absence with strongest album yet. WHY: Predictably, Stellastarr* were dropped by RCA when their first two albums failed...
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“If it feels like work, you’re working too hard”

…So goes adventure-sports coach Eric Orton’s credo, as quoted in Christopher McDougall’s brilliant best seller, Born To Run. This simple slogan is of almost Zen-like perfection and sound like a...
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The iJamming! Download: Classic disco and reggae “mix tapes”

My InBox is filling up with more MP3s, and links to unreleased albums, that I think I can cope with. But the legit freebies that have really tweaked me the...
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The Hills are Alive with…

I went to see live music three nights – and one day – in a row this past weekend. I was thrilled that I did. Even more so, that I...
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Shandaken Arts Weekend Review

The second annual Shandaken Artist Open Studio Tour this weekend was a phenomenal success, seizing on a blessedly sunny weekend in the middle of summer to bring tourists and locals...
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Summer In the City (and the Country):

You might not know it by the weather, but we are officially now in the middle of summer – and if you need proof, look no further than the amount...
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Featured Wines: White Côtes du Rhônes from here (and there)

While at the shore for July 4 weekend, I stopped by the Spirit of 76 Liquor Store in Mannesquan (the town that gave us Jack Nicholson, who happened to be...
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