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More Melody Memories

My little review of the Feb 17 Melody Reunion generated a hefty amount of traffic and correspondence – which I would consider surprising except that it only confirms how much...
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Magical Melody Memories

I’ve never been big on reunions. I’m perfectly glad we don’t have a tradition of high school reunions in the UK, where I always assumed I would stay in touch...
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Jam Bands

The rumors that were gathering steam these last few weeks have now turned official. The Jam have reformed. Without Paul Weller. A year ago, founding Jam drummer Rick Buckler formed...
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The iJamming! Weekly Download: The Tripwire Podcast 023

It’s been two months since this online magazine’s last Podcast, but well worth the wait. This Tripwire show is Podcasting as it should be – solid blocks of new indie...
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Shut Up and Sing, Creep?

I love these coincidences. Yesterday was also the day I finally got to hear Thom Yorke‘s solo album The Eraser, in full. I’m with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen...
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Dexys in America: Remember Us This Way?

Dexys Midnight Runners…a band known on these shores for one song only: “Come on Eileen”, a staple of pub-night and wedding-party piss-ups and so entrenched in the ubiquitous retro-80 muzak...
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The iJamming! Weekly Download: Dexys Midnight Runners Live at the Old Vic

Surfing around the web for Dexys pictures, I came across this old fan site Dexys.org, which teasingly offers an MP3 from the Old Vic Projected Passion Revue shows of November...
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James Come Home

Is it 2007? Or 1987? The Coachella festival announced its line-up this week and keen observers immediately noticed that it included two bands previously considered disbanded. The Jesus & Mary...
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