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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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The iJamming! Weekly Download: Ted Leo part 2

Over the weekend, I found another Ted Leo & The Pharmacists concert on my iPod, this one courtesy of NPR’s All Songs Considered Podcast. And unlike the KEXP show I...
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What Makes Them Tick

Snipped from Written in My Soul: Rock’s Great Songwriters…Talk About Creating Their Music “Bill Monroe once said he got his best thinking done when people were talking to him. I...
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The iJamming! Top 10

1) The Genius of Clyde McPhatter Sadly, the former Dominoes and Drifters lead didn’t believe he was afforded such a title while he was alive. He died before he was...
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