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Tied, True, Tested and Blue

The last time I saw garage rock cu(l)ties the Detroit Cobras, it was at Southpaw in Brooklyn, about 300 yards from my old house. This past Friday the group played...
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The Sound of Silence

Tune your computer to your favorite Internet radio station today and you may find yourself listening, not to music, but to silence. To protest the new royalty rates set by...
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The Bad Leg Blues Part 3: All’s Well that Ends Well?

Where were we? Ah yes, finally getting to see the orthopedist we should have been seeing in the first place. (You may want to read parts 1 and 2; I...
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Daniel Robert Epstein

Back when Hedonism was published in, what was that, 2003 (I’ve forgotten!), Daniel Robert Epstein stepped forward to interview me for the Suicide Girls site. (You can find that interview...
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Record Buying Habits Reinvented

As you’ve surely noticed, I haven’t been writing so much about music recently. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been enjoying it, or even that I haven’t been buying it. Over...
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Memorial Weekend Snapshots

We were blessed beautiful weather for this first weekend of summer, which enabled us to make it to lake beaches and two outdoor parties. Even got my some swimming in:...
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Local Life 2

In winter, they’re at school early enough to watch the sun rise over the rugby posts. We had a preparatory meeting for Campbell’s middle school on Tuesday night. I’d spout...
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Local Life 1

One of the beauties of spring in the Catskills is the reopening of the local farm stands. Food that seemed so expensive and distant over winter suddenly becomes routine again,...
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