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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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Those B***ards at the BBC

Anyone knows that if something ain’t broke it, you don’t fix it. But clearly the Controller at Radio 1 has decided otherwise, because The Blue Room – the Saturday/Sunday 5-7am...
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The Case Against CDs 2

An Op-Ed in the NY Times on Saturday finds writer Verlyn Klinkenborg singing the praises of a long-forgotten album from 1970 by The Jerry Hahn Brotherhood. “I heard ‘Martha’s Madman’...
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The Case Against CDs 1

Some recent enthusing about Sinead O’Connor and cover versions, both here on the front page and over at the iJamming! Pub, led me to order the Collaborations CD, a Capitol...
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The Week In Review

BEST VARIETY OF MUSIC IN ONE SHORT PODCAST: Under The Stylus Stycast, Aug 4, with soulman Eddie Spencer, German techno-punks Atari Teenage Riot, MOR Revivalists Denim, AOR revivalists Razorlight and...
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