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All Hopped Up And Ready To Go: An Introduction

I was halfway through my first two-hour interview with the guitarist, producer, songwriter, journalist, and author Lenny Kaye, about as educated and enthusiastic a student and participant of the New...
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Book Review: The Last Mad Surge of Youth by Mark Hodkinson

I’ve been writing (for a long-term project) a lot about the late 70s and early 80s of late, that incredibly fertile period that has become known historically as “post-punk.” (At...
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As Babies, were we Born To Run?

Christopher McDougall’s exhilarating best-seller, Born To Run, is sub-titled, “A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen,” but it could as easily have been, “Everything...
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Summer Hitlist

We’re away on a sort of vacation for the rest of the week. Going no further than the Jersey Shore where we’ll have the mother-in-law’s empty house before it’s officially...
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Earth Day 2: The Most Inconvenient Truth Of Them All…

Last night, I started reading a new book, The Face On Your Plate: The Truth About Food, and it came back to me, as it always does when I study...
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Society’s Child: Janis Ian tells her story

She’s not an obvious part of the iJamming! demographic, until you look more closely at her life, as she does herself in her recently-published autobiography Society’s Child. Then you realize...
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“Forgive your enemies: it drives them crazy!”

I was able to attend a couple of events at last weekend’s debut Woodstock Memoir Festival (see previous post), both of which were dominated by the larger-than-life figure of Malachy...
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Catskills Corner Feb 13-16

Being a Holiday Weekend, there’s no shortage of activity round these parts for the next few days. The ski slopes will probably be crowded to the gills with families on...
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