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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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The View From The Colonies

On NPR’s All Songs Considered of June 10, critic Tom Moon was asked his highlights of the year so far. He answered this way: “I made a list of all...
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Rockin’ & Shockin’: Athens, London and Yorkshire

ROCKIN’: Traveling 4,500 miles for my first rock festival of the summer… SHOCKIN’: …The same weekend my local Hunter Mountain hosts its first ever weekend-long campground summer rock festival. ROCKIN’The...
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Rockin’ & Shockin’: Manchester, London and Athens

ROCKIN’: An overnight flight to Manchester, a chance to sleep five hours straight SHOCKIN’: Ever tried sleeping on a seat that won’t recline? (That’s what you get for sitting in...
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Copy This Post!

When iJamming went online in 2000, the debate around the ethical and financial issues of downloading, sharing, ripping and burning of music had only just got going. I jumped into...
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Music Musings

“It may be that it’s just too abstract for a lot of people. It may be that… it’s meant to speak to a specific group of listeners, and that group...
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Seeger Live! Ochs Lives!

It would be remiss of me to post such a long essay yesterday about Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen and the latest in a series of American folk revivals without noting...
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Folk Like This

“Folk songs are the musical expression of preliterate or illiterate communities and necessarily pass from singer to singer… through a process of oral repetition that is akin to the game...
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