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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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Road Kill 2

Wednesday, it was rabbits. Last night it was a plague of frogs. A few days of serious spring heat gave way to lightning, thunderstorms, a couple of black-outs and, on...
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Road Kill

It ran out across the road ahead of me. A beautiful little baby bunny, enjoying the rites of spring. The second such bunny I’d seen dart over the road in...
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The iJamming! Weekly Download: Alan Freed

You could write a book about Alan Freed and the Early Years of Rock & Roll – and in 1991, John A. Jackson did just that. Big Beat Heat is...
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In The Zone

This is only my second post of the week and, to be honest, I don’t have much to say. I finally, finally, have my head deep down writing my new...
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