Monthly Archives: August 2010

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I Witness: Holly Miranda at the Mystery Spot in Phoenicia

On Sunday August 8, rising singer-songwriter Holly Miranda performed at Laura Levine’s Mystery Spot in Phoenicia as part of the store’s annual summer Music for Front Porch series. She decided...
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I Witness: Tracy Bonham at the Bearsville Theater

Tracy Bonham, who divides her time between Brooklyn (my old home) and Woodstock (my new one), launched her lovely new album Masts of Manhatta, with a concert at Woodstock’s Bearvsille...
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I Feel Better: Hot Chip at Central Park Summerstage

On Wednesday August 4, the wife and I took a round trip to Manhattan to see Hot Chip at Central Park’s Summerstage. It’s one of our favorite venues, especially for...
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Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space: Spiritualized at Radio City Music Hall

On Friday July 30, it was up to Radio City Music Hall for the performance by Spiritualized, complete with orchestra and choir, of the seminal 1997 album Ladies and Gentleman...
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Never travel far without a little Big Star: Channeling Chilton at City Winery

I’ve just come off the long overdue opportunity to attend three different concerts in an eight day spell in New York City. Each of them was special. Each of them...
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Looking east from Giant Ledge in the Slide Wilderness Area of the Catskill Mountains, Saturday August 7, 3:05pm. In the most perfect hiking/running weather we’ve enjoyed all summer (heat and...
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Hot Chip vs. The Streets: Girls vs. Boys?

Last night I finished one of the most amazing novels I’ve read in a long time: The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas. It’s set in Melbourne, Australia, a place I’ve never...
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Lower Manhattan from the Staten Island Ferry, Thursday July 29, 2010, 4:33pm. Click on photo for larger image size....
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