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2009: A Personal Review

I turned 45 this year, a major milestone for anyone who grew up playing, buying, collecting and obsessing over 7” singles. Maybe it’s significant that it turned out to be...
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Featured Wine: A 2009

MACARI VINEYARDS “EARLY WINE” CHARDONNAY 2009, NORTH FORK, LONG ISLAND, USA $17 We don’t have a Beaujolais Nouveau type deal in the USA, so it’s rare to find ourselves drinking...
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It Was 30 Years Ago Next Month…

I just had reason to look up the following single sleeve. Alright, the following EP sleeve. The Special A.K.A. Live! EP, better known to most of us as the “Too...
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I Witness: Phoenicia Arts Upstairs

An excerpt from Jean Campbell’s solo show at the Arts Upstairs, Main Street, Phoenicia, on display until January 9...
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The Quiet Man: John Foxx exhibits in Hudson

While in Hudson last Saturday, I visited the BCB Gallery, which is exhibiting John Foxx’s “The Quiet Man” photographs and films through December 19. Foxx, for those who don’t know,...
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The iJamming! Thanksgiving Download: “Bless This Mess”

I first heard David Bazan’s “Bless This Mess” a couple of months back on a podcast, and misplaced it before I could get permanent hold of it. Then KEXP had...
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A Writer Gives Thanks

I recently had a moment of clarity that’s taken twenty five years to realize itself. Thanksgiving seems an appropriate time to put it in writing. Throughout my childhood, and all...
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All Hopped Up In Woodstock

Saturday November 7 saw the official launch party for All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from the Streets of New York 1927-77 in my new hometown of Woodstock,...
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