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Phoenicia Rocks! (Mildly)

It’s not every day the people of Phoenicia, our local little country village, are treated to a gig by a former member of Swell Maps and the Television Personalities. So...
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Great DJ #3: DJHistory.com

In researching my book’s chapter on what, for want of a better term, I’ll call the “disco” movement of the early 1970s in New York City, I have – had...
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Great DJ #1: the Ting Tings

My favorite new song of the last few weeks – apart from welcome comebacks to form from R.E.M. and James – has been “Great DJ” by the Ting Tings. An...
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Where Did The Future Go?

This past weekend I found myself returning to the Carbon/Silicon album The Last Post, blasting it through the house for a welcome dose of uplifting reality. For some oddly serendipitous...
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A Spring Fever Hitlist

NEW RUNNING SEASON Spring had not yet arrived by the time the local Grand Prix Running Season opened last Sunday with a 5k race at, of all places, the Lowe’s...
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Chris Martin renames R.E.M.

After renaming R.E.M.’s new single, from its original title “Disguised” to the much more catchy “Supernatural Superserious,” Chris Martin of Coldplay has taken the logical next step, and offered to...
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James Come Home

R>E>M> aren’t the only group to come blazing back this week. The reformed James have just unleashed the first song from their new album Hey Ma. It’s called “Whiteboy” and...
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Featured Album: Accelerate by R.E.M.

There’s been barely but one album on my CD player these last three weeks: Accelerate. I’ve been falling in love with R.E.M. all over again. I wasn’t sure this would...
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