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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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Economic Cuts

Do any British readers remember the ads the Economist magazine used to place in the tube stations, across from the platforms, about how their writers were trained to live up...
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Back Up!

We got hit by a mega-storm earlier this week; heavy rain and high winds buffeting our part of the Catskills and turning to blizzard conditions at higher altitude. The snow...
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Signs of the Times 5: The Asbury Park Boardwalk

Some clapper-board examples of what made the Asbury Park Boardwalk so pleasant when we spent a beautiful Sunday strolling up and down it, following the James show at the Stone...
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The iJamming! Weekly Download (of sorts): Jon Stewart

I got an e-mail this week from a close friend in Australia, who had just discovered American comedian/hero Jon Stewart, via his interview with Tony Blair last week. This could...
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