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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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The UK Hitlist

Seems like I had enough time on this last visit home to do some proper shopping. Of course it was all CDs, books, wine and Animal clothing. Here are the...
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Words To The Wisened

Brought back from Blightly almost a full suitcase of publications. The British music media, much though it suffers from self-aggrandizement, still pisses all over its American counterparts. Here are some...
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A Funny Thing Happened On My Way Past The Roundhouse…

…It was Monday night, 72 hours since I’d been to the show at the Roundhouse reviewed below, and I found myself passing that beautifully renovated Chalk Farm venue en route...
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The International iPod Shuffle

These are some of the new(ish) tunes that were rocking my iPod on the way to Brazil and back this weekend. In the spirit of the trip, they hail from...
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The Back-To-School Hitlist

ROGUES GALLERY: PIRATE BALLADS, SEA SONGS AND CHANTEYS (Anti) Conceptualized by everyone’s favorite pirate, Johnny Depp, and realized by legendary special projects producer Hal Willner, Rogues Gallery is a good...
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Cool (for) Catskills

Sadly, despite the reggae output, Catskills Records (which I just discovered via my post below on The Blue Room) is not based out of Woodstock, Catskill, Hunter or even Bearsville....
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