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All Hopped Up and Ready For Your iPod


I don’t expect you to start queuing up to download videos of me talking about my recent book All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from the Streets of New York 1927-77 for your iPod/iPad/other portable device. However, it is possible that you’d be interested in some of the people I interviewed to promote the book, such as Alan Vega of Suicide, Arlene Smith from the Chantels, or Tommy Ramone from… well, you know which band that would be. It’s also conceivable that you have a long flight coming up (or an even longer delay at the airport) and would be as happy to hear and see me read from All Hopped Up as sit down and turn the pages yourself. Any which way, while the following videos have been available at the book’s YouTube channel for several months already, I’m now making them available as iPod downloads. Right-click/control click to download them, or simply follow the links and watch them in high-resolution, low-impact fashion on your computer screen…

1) Book launch at the Kleinert/James Arts Center in Woodstock, November 7 2009, featuring Tommy Ramone and Elda Gentile (see below) with Fred Smith and Eric Weissberg. View/download in eight parts (approx 10 mins each); Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8
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2) Reading and talk with Arlene Smith at Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Triangle, November 13 2010. View/download

3) Reading and talk with Alan Vega (below) at the Brooklyn Public Library, December 10 2010. View/download
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4) Discussion of New York City street music scene with accompanying music and video, the 92Y Tribeca in Manhattan, January 14 2010. View/download

5) Reading at Norwood Club in Manhattan (below), March 9 2010. Chapter 12, “The Apple Stretching” View/download Chapter 13, “Looking For A Kiss” View/download
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My thanks to Joly McFie from PunkCast/Wwwhat’s Up for filming and compressing all the NYC talks, and to Dave Channon for filming my book launch event in Woodstock. Thanks also to those who joined me on the platform, and to the various book stores, libraries, clubs and cultural centers that hosted me this past year plus. Enjoy.

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