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Richard Goldstein: The Original Rock Journalist?

It’s not quite as hot a debate as naming the first rock’n’roll single, but it’s an interesting one all the same. Who was the first true rock writer? Who took...
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The Fanzine Library

An old Scottish friend from New York City, Lincoln Rose, sent me this news story over the weekend: The National Library of Scotland is to embark on the laborious task...
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Melody Makers and Shakers

Not the worst place to hold a party: the Elks Lodge, New Brunswick, right in the heart of town. Last Saturday Posie and I traveled down to New Brunswick, New...
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And the Oscars go to… the Brits

It was another resounding victory for the mother country last night, with the Anglo-Indian production Slumdog Millionaire picking up eight Oscars, and additional trophies going to Kate Winslett, along with...
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Slumdogs of the World Unite

We finally got to see Slumdog Millionaire last night, courtesy of a friend’s review copy. (We rarely go to first run movies any more, though I had a chance to...
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More covers, more remixes, more mash-ups, more MGMT… (Peter Gabriel too)

I had another post all set for today, but it can keep: rather, following on from Monday’s link to the 89 different cover versions and remixes assembled by the Buffet...
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At Close Quarters: Three Intimate Live Music Shows

1) The Kidtopia Series What to do with your little ones on a Saturday morning when you live in the countryside, it’s January and it’s freezing: take them to Todd...
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Thankful

For… Family Friends Health Home Obama …And at 6pm on Thanksgiving Eve, for finishing the second draft of All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music From The Streets of...
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