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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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Jarvis: Still the Working Class Hero?

The man who, fronting Pulp over a decade ago, brought us ‘Common People’, still perhaps the finest piece of poetry ever written about the English obsession with the English Working...
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Shine On… The Ruts

Talking of lung cancer, as unfortunately we were, it was announced a few days ago that Paul Fox of the Ruts has been diagnosed as terminally ill with the disease....
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Hank Medress

A few days ago, I went looking for Hank Medress’ phone number. I’d interviewed him last year for my book on the history of the New York music scene, at...
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Record Buying Habits Reinvented

As you’ve surely noticed, I haven’t been writing so much about music recently. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been enjoying it, or even that I haven’t been buying it. Over...
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Jesus Christ, it’s all Tommy’s fault

Sifting through a box of soundtrack CDs looking for some specific hits of the 50s, I came across the movie recording of Jesus Christ Superstar this past weekend and decided...
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