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My Top 10 Songs of 2008

Singles – to the extent that they still exist – offer a lot more leeway for one’s end-of-year round-up than do albums. You can pick a passing fancy with less...
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Catskills Corner Jan 23-29

The line-up for our region’s annual three-day rock festival, the Mountain Jam held on the Hunter ski slopes over Memorial Weekend, has just been announced, and it lives up to...
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Wednesday Wonderings: The “Keep Rocking ’till/lest you Die” edition

It’s a snow day up here, but not the kind where you head out to the mountain. There’s fresh snow on the ground alright, but there’s freezing rain falling on...
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Every Kitchen Needs A Mixer

About a decade ago, in what I consider the halcyon days of the dance scene, I had a good friend in London who was a professional chef at one of...
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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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