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All Hopped Up In London

On Thursday March 25th, at 7:30pm, I’ll be marking the UK publication of All Hopped Up and Ready To Go with a reading/talk/music/cocktail party at the British Music Experience. The...
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Cassette Container Treasure Trove

I went down to the basement on Monday to find some old photos. I found something better: a couple of containers full of old cassettes I thought had been lost...
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I Witness: Ice Skates

Big Indian, January 9, 4:36PM. How to host a 5th birthday party in the Catskills in mid-winter: go ice-skating on the nearby mini-rink. (Best viewed while listening to Fleet Foxes’...
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Burning Man goes Galactic (Adventures)

When the two of us were at Burning Man this past September, my then 13-year old son Campbell came up with an idea. He’d only just got his own computer,...
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I Witness: Happy Snowy New Year

Beaverkill Creek as seen from Old Plank Road, Mount Tremper, New Year’s Eve, 1:34pm...
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2009: A Personal Review

I turned 45 this year, a major milestone for anyone who grew up playing, buying, collecting and obsessing over 7” singles. Maybe it’s significant that it turned out to be...
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Featured Wine: A 2009

MACARI VINEYARDS “EARLY WINE” CHARDONNAY 2009, NORTH FORK, LONG ISLAND, USA $17 We don’t have a Beaujolais Nouveau type deal in the USA, so it’s rare to find ourselves drinking...
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It Was 30 Years Ago Next Month…

I just had reason to look up the following single sleeve. Alright, the following EP sleeve. The Special A.K.A. Live! EP, better known to most of us as the “Too...
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