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Whatever Happened To My Rock’n’Roll?

The December issue of Q magazine includes a lengthy QAwards 2005 section, featuring interviews with the many award winners. Almost every interview starts with the question, “What Are You Drinking?”...
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Words To The Wisened

“You call yourself a pacifist you’re just another punk The richer are getting richer so let’s all get drunk” ‘Love And Money’ by The Orion Experience, from The Orion Experience...
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Have you watched their latest album?

Two “new” “albums” landed on my desk this week, from two different labels, each suggesting that the link between visuals and music is as important as ever – and that...
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Cassette Crazy

Think you’re a trainspotter. Check this cat from Japan, who appears determined to collect (and photograph) (and post) (on his web site) every type of audio cassette. Ever. Two samples:...
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This Weekend…

I LISTENED TO… Phasic on Indiefeed AM on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. (AM is an act, btw: as discussed on the KCRW interview, you can’t Google them.) ‘I Bet You...
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New York Nights

It’s that time of the month again, when my InBox receives reminders of two parties close to my heart. If it’s the first Thursday of the month, it must be...
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Rockin’ & Shockin’

Rockin’: In the space of 24 hours, I get the latest albums by: Paul Weller, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, Oasis, Geoffrey Armes, Angie Stone, Cream, Neil Young, Franz Ferdinand, Gorillaz,...
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Reasons To Love Trumansburg

1) The Moog. The synthesizer as we know it was invented and perfected by Robert Moog in this northern New York town. R.A. Moog Co. occupied 49 Main Street from...
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