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Adapt or Die Part 2

Over the weekend, I interviewed someone who was buying pop music back in the 1950s, and was reminded that, back then, record stores barely existed. Music fans acquired their vinyl...
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Talkin’ American Social Blues

They telling you to never worry about the future. They telling you to never worry about the torture They telling you that you will never see the horror, spend it...
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The Indie Record Store: Adapt or Die

I found myself reading two back-to-back pieces about Baby Boomers’ record-buying habits this weekend, one in the NY Times, one in Newsweek. Each suggested that the Golden Generation is perhaps...
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Who 2?

I don’t know how it qualifies as ‘Uncut. Uncensored. Unrepentant.’ – which is how the ads for the new American tour word it – but The Who are certainly proving...
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Memento Mori

Pop songs with Latin titles are like Number 3 buses: You wait half a lifetime and then two come along at once. And to think that just a couple of...
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Just Who Are The Best Looking Songwriters?

….That’s the question Paste magazine put to 50 writers and musicians for a recently published Poll. And it’s the question that opened NPR’s All Songs Considered program of June 29,...
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An iJamming! Jam session

No reason, no rhyme, no real beginning or end. Random connected dots. 1) Steve Brookes’ bookKeeping the Flame, about growing up with his schoolmate Paul Weller, about forming The Jam...
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Small Axe/Big Feud

Looks like I’m not going to be spending this Sunday at nearby Hunter Mountain, listening to Bunny Wailer and The I-Threes, after all: The Woodstock Reggae CariFest has been canceled....
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