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My Son the Video Director

On the eve of his thirteenth birthday, my older son Campbell completed his first music video – a Flash animation for the Uncle Rock song “Playing Possum.” I’ve written about...
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The iJamming! Weekly Download: Medeski Martin and Wood

It had been a long time coming, but last Sunday, September 28, I finally got to see Medeski Martin and Wood in concert, when they performed a benefit at our...
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James: Live Can Change Anything

James: Live at the Stone Pony, Asbury Park, New Jersey, Sep 20 2008 (Previously: The Magnificent Seven Ride Again: James (and Squeeze) at Radio City Sep 19 2008 OMG, They’ve...
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“The creative rock’n’roll genius of Oasis”

On Monday, September 29, the BBC, in announcing that Oasis would be concluding its Electric Proms, called them “Britain’s greatest rock n roll band.” On Tuesday, September 30, writing in...
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The Magnificent Seven Ride Again: James (and Squeeze) at Radio City

“I never thought it would happen,” read the reunion t-shirts inside New York’s illustrious Radio City Music Hall on Friday September 19. Those words, as fans of classic pop music...
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The iJamming! Weekly Download: Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie together

While researching my book I came across this Down Home Radio Site, which last year dug up – for the first time since its original broadcast in 1940 – a...
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The iJamming! Weekly Download: City Reverb

My good friend Chris Coco has himself a new musical project, City Reverb, which will be releasing its debut album, Lost City Folk, in September. If you don’t know Chris...
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Rosendale’s alive with the sound of music….

This past Sunday, we risked the oppressive heat and humidity and trucked on down thirty miles to the village of Rosendale for the second and final day of its 30th...
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