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Who (K)new?

Turned out I did have The Who album Endless Wire already. Sort of. (See yesterday’s Rockin’ & Shockin’: I’d listened to Endless Wire several times already, by the way.) I’d...
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The F Bomb

What distinguishes a Podcast from a radio show? You can’t swear freely on the radio, for one thing. KEXP DJ John Richards makes the most of this distinction on the...
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Great Minds Think Alike

“I’d rather listen to my Clash records all night than be with you” ‘(Never trust a) Scientist Girl’ by The North Atlantic, from the album Wires In The walls “Now...
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Rockin’ & Shockin’

ROCKIN’: Prophet Omega’s home studio SHOCKIN’: Is in an old dude ranch in the Catskills, miles from civilization ROCKIN’: That apparently once belonged to Gabby Hayes SHOCKIN’: The guy from...
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European Report #6: Round(about the)Houses and Online Concerts

Back where this whole European trip thingy got going for me, at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm. The famed North London theatre and live venue, after suffering through years of...
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Five Gigs In Five Nights: Radio 4 at The Metro, London

Astute readers of my marathon Five Gigs In Five Nights postings may have noticed that they ceased after Gig #4. That’s because the fifth show was a Radio 4 headline...
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Yes, the times they ARE a changin’

For those who follow these things, there were two big stories in the financial pages that affected the entertainment business over the last ten days: the demise of the American...
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Download Dis

Rock stars are a funny breed. They like to present themselves as leading lights of innovation and inspiration in the recording studio, and far ahead of their reactionary record companies...
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