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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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Pitchfork, So much To Answer For

American-based music fans who visit this site will surely be aware that Pitchforkmedia has become the NME of the online world. Snarky, sarcastic, frequently vicious, often hilarious, its news items...
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Marsheaux: A Correction

Search engines have a lot to answer for. I wouldn’t normally expect to go to Greece for a concert, post a review of a DJ set by an act I’d...
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Festival Fun

Every one knows the Americans can’t do rock festivals like the Europeans. Not for us over here the full weekend of camping in the mud, getting wasted on bad cider...
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Words To The Wisened

“I do keep getting arrested. They do it because I’m a mug. I keep going out with stuff on me. And they have to make an example. It’s the law...
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Remix of the Week

You know how, occasionally, you hear a piece of music so damn other-worldly that you just have to tell everybody about it? Well, I do, and it’s at such moments...
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