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Bolan’s Birthday: Life’s A Gas

Saturday afternoon, 4pm. I’m at the second birthday party for Jean-Luc Le Du’s wine store on Washington Street in Manhattan. I’m greeted at the door by Andy Shernoff, founding member...
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Woodstock Goes Hip-Hop

One of the most notable differences about living in the Catskills after 17 years in New York City is getting used to the total lack of hip-hop culture. That absence...
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A New York Doll of a Day

“New York City doesn’t get any better than this, does it?” said New York Dolls guitarist Sylvain Sylvain towards the end of his group’s headlining set at the Village Voice...
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New York, I Love You (And You’re Bringing Me Up) Part 2

MORE NOTES FROM A BUSMAN’S HOLIDAY BACK IN THE BIG APPLE (Part 1 is here) 11) Free Concerts One of the greatest things about summer in New York City is...
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New York, I Love You (And You’re Bringing Me Up)

NOTES FROM A BUSMAN’S HOLIDAY BACK IN THE BIG APPLE 1) July 4th So, it rained almost non-stop the whole afternoon and evening, as if to reinforce that, with this...
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Marty Markowitz: Still a fat F***

George W. Bush is not the only President to fire those who don’t rubber-stamp his policies. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz – who calls himself a Democrat – is cut...
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In The Zone

This is only my second post of the week and, to be honest, I don’t have much to say. I finally, finally, have my head deep down writing my new...
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48 Hours Back In NYC: The Top 10

1) Le Dû Wines. If you love The Clash and The Replacements, good Bordeaux, excellent Burgundy and have VERY deep pockets, this is the wine store for you, with lots...
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