Music musing

Top Ten Singles of 2013

FWIW, my Top 10 Singles of the Year, as entered into the annual Village Voice poll. I have more fun putting together this list than the Top 10 Albums; it’s...
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Top Ten Albums of 2013

So, I still get asked to contribute to the annual Village Voice ‘Pazz and Jop’ Poll – a Best Of The Year list that was once the most influential in...
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This Charming Man: Roddy Frame in 1984

I would never buy a compact disc player. In the annals of poor predictions, the above statement is probably not up there with Morrissey’s insistence that “we really want to...
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Tony Fletcher’s All Hopped Up (and Ready To Go)

On Wednesday February 27, I launched a monthly radio show, Tony Fletcher’s All Hopped Up (and Ready To Go) on WGXC, “hands-on radio” for NY’s Columbia and Greene Counties at...
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This is Radio Fletch

On Friday December 14, a day that will otherwise go down in American infamy, I played guest DJ on WGXC, a ‘hands-on radio’ station that serves Columbia and Greene Counties...
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Eight Track Cartridges: A museum opens in Roxbury

During our family’s recent road trip across America, I made a point of visiting music museums, from Memphis to Kansas City to Cleveland. I hadn’t expected to return home to...
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Road Trip Reading and Listening

The one thing this Amazon widget can not include is the series of ‘Road Trip’ CDs a group of us made last year as part of a chain-mail make-your-own-mix CD...
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Summer Hitlist 1: The Olympics Opening Ceremony

Since the end of World War II and the Decline of Empire, Great Britain has been suffering from a severe identity crisis, a seemingly relentless and fruitless search for self...
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