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There Are No Survivors? Speedball and the Mod Revival of 1979

It’s funny how things work out. I spent much of last year writing a first draft of an account of my teen years, a certain percentage of which I spent...
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All Hopped Up… Chapter 4’s “mix tape” now online

Per the previous post, the people at 8tracks.com are continuing to upload full song “mix tapes” to accompany my new book All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from...
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The iJamming! Download: A Five-Pack of Freebies

I’m so busy working on book projects (and more) right now that I just can’t post like I used to. No reason not to share some of the good music...
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iJamming! Downloads: Groove Armada with Bryan Ferry, David Byrne with Fatboy Slim (and Santigold).

Hard to believe that Groove Armada are on their sixth album already. Black Light will be released on the venerable American dance label Om in March. I greatly enjoyed the...
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Who Shot Rock & Roll

Making the most of my time back in the Old Borough, I spent a considerable chunk of last Friday at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, specifically checking out its new...
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All Hopped Up Music and Maps: Chapter 1

This first Playlist – “Harlem Strut” – serves to introduce some of the music that Mario Bauzá would likely have heard in New York City when he first visited from...
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A December Hitlist

So much new music and so many new books have been coming across my desk the last few weeks that I only wish I had time to write about them...
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All Hopped Up Music and Maps: Chapter 4

This playlist accompanies Chapter 4 of my book All Hopped Up and Ready To Go. The Village to the Left of New York describes the birth of an urban folk...
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