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Melody Makers and Shakers

Not the worst place to hold a party: the Elks Lodge, New Brunswick, right in the heart of town. Last Saturday Posie and I traveled down to New Brunswick, New...
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And the Grammys go to… the Brits

Frankly my dears, I don’t give a damn who wins at the Grammys. The awards have never had much to do with what’s going on at the cutting edge of...
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All Hopped Up and Ready To Go

I hope everyone likes the above book cover design, as it’s the one we’re going with… Personally, I love it; I was thrilled when I saw the mock-ups, as I...
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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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My Top 10 Albums of 2008 (and the Village Voice Pazz & Jop Poll)

I probably wouldn’t have gotten around to a Top 10 List for 2008 were it not for wanting my votes to count in the annual Village Voice Pazz and Jop...
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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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State of Independence

Driving through the wintery woods last night, picking up pizza from Phoenicia for our guests from the city, I was thrilled to hear Dave Leonard on WDST play “Spiritual High”...
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The iJamming! Download: Buffet Libre’s “Rewind” covers project

Getting a fresh start on the New Year, I decided last week to follow through on a number of the press releases that come my way, and was fascinated, if...
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