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After The Flood: Music for Relief

To paraphrase and borrow from a longer post at Watershed Post, musician Martin Rivas has championed Schoharie County flood relief efforts with his After the Flood benefit CD, which features...
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Burning Man is Home

Welcome Home. Until I get to post my own summation of this year’s Burning Man, please make do with this video, set to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero’s hit...
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iJamming!: An Update

It’s been a month since I last posted anything at iJamming!, which may be a record. Seems like an explanation and an update might be in order. When I started...
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Featured Wine: an Empirically New York blend.

HUDSON CHATHAM EMPIRE RESERVE WHITE TABLE WINE, NEW YORK, 2009, $15 American wine producers love to flip the finger to convention. Not for them the restrictions of European appellations, which...
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“Love Is In Our Hearts!” How I Spent The Royal Wedding, 1981

When I was 17, it was a very good year. Among other brilliant things happening in my life – like having a gigging band and a successful fanzine and starting...
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She Made a Difference: R.I.P. Poly Styrene

This past Saturday, we threw a little dance party at our house; we do that now and then. I like them to have themes, and this one was dedicated to...
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Soul Sonic Forces

My long-standing friend Peter Jervis, who I know as Jaf from the days when he fronted the Jamming! Records band Zeitgeist, has always had impeccable taste in soul music. (Zeitgeist’s...
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London at Night(life): The Long Weekend

Welcome to the Front Room at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Friday February 26. They didn’t put on nights like this when I was a kid. (Well, they didn’t have nights...
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