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Sometime Around Midnight…

I come at this from several angles. Firstly, my ears were prepped to pay attention to The Airborne Toxic Event song “Sometime Around Midnight” by DJ John Richards on the...
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My Son the Video Director

On the eve of his thirteenth birthday, my older son Campbell completed his first music video – a Flash animation for the Uncle Rock song “Playing Possum.” I’ve written about...
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“The creative rock’n’roll genius of Oasis”

On Monday, September 29, the BBC, in announcing that Oasis would be concluding its Electric Proms, called them “Britain’s greatest rock n roll band.” On Tuesday, September 30, writing in...
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Gigs We Wished We’d Seen….

You can surely guess the club. The year was 1975....
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The Sound of Silence (and the Felice Brothers)

It’s going to stay relatively quiet on this front page over the next few weeks, much as I love spending time on iJamming!. For one, I’m in the home stretch...
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Great DJ #3: DJHistory.com

In researching my book’s chapter on what, for want of a better term, I’ll call the “disco” movement of the early 1970s in New York City, I have – had...
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Great DJ #1: the Ting Tings

My favorite new song of the last few weeks – apart from welcome comebacks to form from R.E.M. and James – has been “Great DJ” by the Ting Tings. An...
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Where Did The Future Go?

This past weekend I found myself returning to the Carbon/Silicon album The Last Post, blasting it through the house for a welcome dose of uplifting reality. For some oddly serendipitous...
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