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Counting All The Possibilities: David Byrne in Albany

1) The election result is still sinking in Wednesday evening, when I set off with the wife on the comfortable 60-mile journey to Albany. But though I’ve been given directions,...
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Sometime Around Midnight…

I come at this from several angles. Firstly, my ears were prepped to pay attention to The Airborne Toxic Event song “Sometime Around Midnight” by DJ John Richards on the...
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The iJamming! Weekly Download: Tito Puente on Tico Records

Stream/download Tito Puente’s “Willie and Ray Mambo.” George Goldner’s Tico Records was to 1950s mambo music what Russell Simmons’ Def Jam was to 1980s hip-hop: it pretty much defined the...
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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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