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All Hopped Up and Ready For Your iPod

I don’t expect you to start queuing up to download videos of me talking about my recent book All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from the Streets of...
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Tweeting not Posting

I’ve been in the UK for almost a week now, enjoying a lovely balance of work and pleasure that leaves no time for lengthy iJamming! posts. If you want to...
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Featured Wine: Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Californian Chardonnay is big, bold, typically tropical, and overly oaked. Right? Well, not always. Though many Californian Chardonnays (and especially the more expensive ones) do indeed lean towards this somewhat...
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The Coolest Film of the Year

The Trailer may or may not do it justice. Perhaps you have to see the whole thing, like we did. On Friday night, my 15-year old son Campbell and I...
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Summer Wine Review Part 5: A great Vinho Verde

This time last year, I was bitching about the poor quality of a cheap Vinho Verde that seemed to be making regular appearances around our summer circuit. Not any more....
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I WItness: Mercury Rev and Dean & Britta on Phoenicia Main Street

Coinciding with Phoenicia’s first Festival of the Voice, the Mystery Spot Antiques store on the village’s Main Street hosted its biggest (and best) porch series Sunday lunchtime show yet this...
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I Feel Better: Hot Chip at Central Park Summerstage

On Wednesday August 4, the wife and I took a round trip to Manhattan to see Hot Chip at Central Park’s Summerstage. It’s one of our favorite venues, especially for...
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Hot Chip vs. The Streets: Girls vs. Boys?

Last night I finished one of the most amazing novels I’ve read in a long time: The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas. It’s set in Melbourne, Australia, a place I’ve never...
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