Monthly Archives: September 2012

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Manchester (Post) Punk: A YouTube Playlist

In researching my biography, A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths, I put together this 30-song playlist of Manchester punk and post-punk. These songs all...
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The Greatest Ride of Our Lives, Part 3: the Stax and National Civil Rights Museums

The great Fletcher family road trip of 2012 spent two days and nights in Memphis experiencing the ghosts of America’s music city in museum form. Following Monday at Graceland and...
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A Light That Never Goes Out: the American cover is in!

Finally, the front jacket for the American edition of my Smiths biography, to be published by Crown Archetype on December 4. Hope you dig. I do....
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Thick As Thieves: Jam fans tell their story

Two years back, while in Britain on a lengthy research trip for my Smiths biography, I went to Brighton for a Paul Weller concert (my first time seeing the Modfather...
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A Distance for Everyone

…So runs the tag line and sales pitch for the brand new, cross-America HITS Triathlon Series. I first heard about the Series on a Marathon training run this past winter,...
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The Greatest Ride of Our Lives, Part 2: Graceland and Sun Studio

(Part 1) From Knoxville, we took off for Memphis, bypassing Nashville which, for all its historical importance, seemed less relevant to our own magical musical tour. I’ve been to Nashville...
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A Light That Never Goes Out: A Video

I put together a brief video about my new book for my author page at amazon. Seems like I might as well share it more fully. Enjoy. The book in...
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The Greatest Ride of Our Lives: Let the Slide Shows begin.

The Fletcher family’s three and a half week cross-country road trip to Burning Man and back was reasonably well documented via a daily (or so) pic put out to my...
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