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We’re All Going To Die (but not before we download the new Radiohead album)

I was stuck for six miserable hours at Atlanta International Airport yesterday. What to do but break with habit, buy the latest Rolling Stone, and trace a theme between the...
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Free Blood on the Manhattan-Brooklyn divide

“In New York you [used to have] two kinds of parties,” former !!! percussionist/vocalist John Pugh told Pitchforkmedia last week, “a Manhattan party and a Brooklyn party. “A Manhattan party...
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Yes, I still listen to Electronic Music

As evidenced by the lack of new music reviews on the front page of late, I’ve been spending (too much of?) my time immersed in older music for the book...
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Save Net Radio (still)

True to my form, I wrote a big piece three months back about the very serious and impending threat to Internet radio and then failed to publish a follow-up. The...
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Steve Coogan on Tony Wilson

We all know Steve Coogan understood Tony Wilson well enough to came over as the Factory founder’s doppelganger in 24 Hour Party People. It probably makes sense then that Coogan...
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Beaming From The Mountaintop Using Aural Ammunition

A few weeks ago we got to visit a couple of former slight Brooklyn acquaintances (and their baby) who have set up a vibrant outpost of their former pirate, now...
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The Hammond B-3 Blues

When my father-in-law passed away several years ago, we were kindly bequeathed what I had long believed to be the crowing jewel of his earthly possessions: his pristine condition Hammond...
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Days Like This

I’ve been leaning heavily on my local library system these last few months, using the power of the internet and the massive Mid-Hudson Library catalog to order up CDs, DVDs,...
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