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Mick Jones’ Rock & Roll Museum (and the rest of the Hall of Fame Annex)

By one of those beautiful, unplanned coincidences that form the narrative for my life, I found myself attending the relatively new Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex in New...
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Tweets from NYC. Or… New York without a cell phone.

What are you doing, in 140 characters or less? Thursday, April 9, 6:50pm. I’m stuck the Jersey side of the Holland Tunnel, in a holiday period drive-from-hell where every bridge...
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The iJamming! Download(s): Felice Brothers, U2, Conor Oberst

I’m in NYC for the weekend and ran out of time to post anything new and pithy, 140 characters or 14,000. I did get to check out some free MP3s...
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Mick Jones: Rock & Roll Librarian

Not that I thought it was possible, but Mick Jones has gone up further in my estimation. Last Tuesday, while in London, I squeezed in a quick visit to ChelseaSpace,...
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Morrissey in Montclair

1) The Wellmont Theater is my kind of venue. Approximately 2,000 capacity, all standing on the lower level, with a couple of raised terraces towards the back, good sight lines,...
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Society’s Child: Janis Ian tells her story

She’s not an obvious part of the iJamming! demographic, until you look more closely at her life, as she does herself in her recently-published autobiography Society’s Child. Then you realize...
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Catskills Corner: Camp MMW

In the old days, people would come to the Catskills, stay at a resort, eat drink and be merry, and relax every night by watching a band perform – often...
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The iJamming! Download: ‘Gimme Gimme That Hot, Hot Love’ Podcast

I recently finished reading music journalist Rob Sheffield’s memoir, Love Is A Mix Tape, the contents of which are better summed up by its subtitle Life and Loss, One Song...
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