Monthly Archives: July 2010

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All Hopped Up Music and Maps: Chapter 11

This Mix accompanies “Plug In, Tune Up, Rock Out,” Chapter 11 of my book All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from the Streets of New York 1927-77. Specifically...
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It Doesn’t Get Easier (But It Still Counts as Fun!)

This Sunday July 25th, I completed the Escarpment Trail Run for the fourth time (in five years), and given that I finished five minutes ahead of my previous best, to...
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No Fracking Way

As the BP oil spill fiasco unraveled in the Gulf of Mexico, my reaction was two-fold: 1) frustration, anger and a sense of helplessness at an avoidable environmental disaster happening...
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I Witness

Looking north-east across the Catskills from atop the Mount Tremper Fire Tower, 9:26am, Saturday July 17....
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Final Thoughts (or, What do we do with the rest of our summer?)

Spain deserved to win Holland deserved to lose Brazil deserved to lose to Holland, too (Since when and why did two of the world’s most talented footballing nations decide to...
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Tuli Kupferberg: The Beat Goes On

Tuli Kupferberg passed away yesterday, July 12, at the ripe old age of 86. Before he teamed up with Ed Sanders and Ken Weaver to form the Fugs, Kupferberg was...
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Greetings From Asbury Park Part 3: The Drink

1)    The Absolut Cocktails at the Beach Bar When we first (re)visited Asbury Park, two years ago, to see James at the Stone Pony, the then newly-opened Beach Bar was...
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Greetings from Asbury Park Part 2: The Food

It says something about the quality of dining on the Asbury Park Boardwalk that we re-visited three different restaurants during our four day stay there, eschewing any number of other...
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