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R.E.M.’s Reckoning re-issued; Basement Jaxx say “play with it”

“Conventional wisdom has it that second albums pose a problem, especially for those acts whose debut releases have enjoyed unanticipated success. But R.E.M. were never much concerned with following convention,...
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Loud Fast Jews

Last week I attended an event at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in Manhattan entitled Loud Fast Jews. Up on stage together were Tommy Ramone, Lenny Kaye, Chris Stein...
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Adam Freeland Copes With Band Format

FEATURED ALBUM FREELAND: COPE (Marine Parade) WHO: Big British Breaks and Beats DJ under new “group” name. WHAT: 35-year old Adam Freeland wrote and performed Cope’s dozen strong songs with...
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Gowanus Canal Sunset: Robyn Hitchcock at the Bell House

On Thursday night I saw Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 – R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Bill Rieflin and Scott McCaughey – at the Bell House in Brooklyn. Ken Stringfellow of...
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The iJamming! Download: Remix special

I’m up and down to NYC a couple of times this week and my creative writing is focused on a specific project, so rather than abandon iJamming! to the elements,...
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iJamming! Downloads special: Dark Night of the Soul, Deastro, Body Language

You may have heard about the collaboration between David Lynch, Dangermouse, and Sparklehorse, entitled Dark Night of the Soul. The project is meant to come in complementry parts: a book...
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The iJamming! Download: Headless Heroes

With music download possibilities reaching information overload crisis point, it’s not often a song stops me in its tracks in the middle of a Podcast, especially one as lengthy and...
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Tell Him I’m Ugly

I remember how damn hard it was, being in a band back in Britain in my teens, to get any kind of gigs, let alone any gigs at which your...
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