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A Mid-Winter Hitlist

Got to hear and see a lot of great music, old new borrowed and blue, over this mini-Holiday weekend. In no particular order… CITY REVERB Everyone’s favorite Chill-out/Blue Room DJ...
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Good Morning, Here’s The News…

…And it certainly is good. Last week, Mick Jones’ current group, Carbon/Silicon – whose album The Last Post rated in my Top 10 of 2007 – started a Friday residency...
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The Wit and Wisdom of Al Aronowitz

He claimed to have been “blacklisted” out of the journalism business, but Al Aronowitz certainly enjoyed his fame while he was in the midst of it. He’s remembered as the...
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Warm Heart Pastry: Guess Who Came for the Feast?

In 1971, Pete Townshend and Keith Moon were among the very many special guests to play on the debut album by the Incredible String Band’s Mike Heron, Smiling Men With...
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They Also Served

Over the holiday period, I had a chance to reflect and realize just what a great year 2007 was for music. Admittedly, I heard/bought/acquired less albums than usual, but that...
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My Top 10 Songs of 2007

REHAB – AMY WINEHOUSE So, it was a 2006 hit in the UK, and you may be tired of it over there, but it was ubiquitous in the States only...
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My Top 10 Albums of 2007

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM: SOUND OF SILVER Watching James Murphy progress from local DJ/remixer to singer/lyricist/band-leader has been a particularly enjoyable, 21st Century New York experience. But did we ever know he...
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Best Of 2007: The overview

Compiling my Top 10 albums of 2007 for a couple of magazine polls – because I want my vote to count – I’ve been struck by how many second albums...
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