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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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A Spring Fever Hitlist

NEW RUNNING SEASON Spring had not yet arrived by the time the local Grand Prix Running Season opened last Sunday with a 5k race at, of all places, the Lowe’s...
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Chris Martin renames R.E.M.

After renaming R.E.M.’s new single, from its original title “Disguised” to the much more catchy “Supernatural Superserious,” Chris Martin of Coldplay has taken the logical next step, and offered to...
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James Come Home

R>E>M> aren’t the only group to come blazing back this week. The reformed James have just unleashed the first song from their new album Hey Ma. It’s called “Whiteboy” and...
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Luna: Yes, we do

This past week, Posie and I watched Tell Me Do You Miss Me, a documentary DVD of Luna’s last global tour. The premise seems relatively exciting: documentary of never-quite-it-made-it-big-enough indie...
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