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Seeger Live! Ochs Lives!

It would be remiss of me to post such a long essay yesterday about Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen and the latest in a series of American folk revivals without noting...
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Enemies Like This

Radio 4 releases its new single and album, both called Enemies Like This, in almost every country today except the UK. (UK release is June 12th for the single, June...
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Ingredients For A Good Weekend

No journeys to or from New York City A Friday night square dance at the local elementary school All our parent friends and their kids getting dressed up in cowboy...
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James Blunt Goes To The Dogs… In The Catskills

He’s the first Brit to simultaneously top the American singles and albums charts since Rod Stewart some thirty years ago. He’s the first ex-British soldier to successfully hit the singer-songwriter...
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Many Mountains To Cross

(This post goes out to my iPod shuffle, which set me off on the below run with ‘The Combine’ by The Jam, ‘Many Rivers To Cross’ by Jimmy Cliff and...
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No! Sleep! In Brooklyn!

5.00pm on Friday and we had to question our sanity. It was the most beautiful spring afternoon: the sun was shining, the mountains were glistening, the weekend was upon us,...
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Resurrection on the Cross: Cinco de Mayo Meltdown

(This post goes out to the iJamming! Pubbers who recommended Sol Seppy‘s album The Bells of 1 2. Good call.) So it’s the 5th of May, Cinco de Mayo, which...
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Why I No Longer Follow Rap…

From the NY Times “Arts, Briefly,” May 3 2006: The estate of the slain rapper Proof has been sued for wrongful death by the family of Keith Bender Jr., The...
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