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Adapt or Die Part 2

Over the weekend, I interviewed someone who was buying pop music back in the 1950s, and was reminded that, back then, record stores barely existed. Music fans acquired their vinyl...
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Sugar Sweet Loaf

Saturday found me driving through the village of Sugarloaf in Orange County, about halfway between the Catskills and New York City. (I was interviewing someone down there.) It had a...
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Spiegel on the Hudson

It was a 100-mile round trip by the time I collected and brought home the childsitter, but it was well worth it. Last night (Thursday July 20) Posie and I...
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Memento Mori

Pop songs with Latin titles are like Number 3 buses: You wait half a lifetime and then two come along at once. And to think that just a couple of...
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The Streets OF New York

(aka Hot Time, Summer in the City) Wednesday morning, the Dumbo General Store: Purveyor of art supplies, newspapers, coffees and teas, breakfast, lunch, wine, beer and free wi-fi. The kind...
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When The Levee Breaks?

That percussive sound you can hear all over the Catskills right now – like a rapidly brushed snare drum accompanied by a lightly flexed ride cymbal as played by an...
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Schools out/Pupae in

Today was Campbell’s last day as a Fifth Grader. Had he still been in Brooklyn, this would have been Graduation Time, but fortunately, our school district doesn’t move kids out...
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The Longest Day/The Greatest Run

How far would you go to run? I asked that question in early April after missing the first race of my Running Club’s Grand Prix: I had chickened out of...
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