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A December Hitlist

So much new music and so many new books have been coming across my desk the last few weeks that I only wish I had time to write about them...
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Maggie Estep, Alice Fantastic, Uma Thurman… and me?

Sunday November 29: Inquiring Mind Bookstore, Main Street, Saugerties MAGGIE ESTEP, TONY FLETCHER, JANA MARTIN, PETER AARON all reading from current and recent works. 4-6pm. Free. I’ve never met Maggie...
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Now on sale: All Hopped Up and Ready To Go

Okay friends, today is the day. It’s October 26, 2009, and All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from the Streets of New York 1927-77 is now officially published,...
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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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