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Beaming From The Mountaintop Using Aural Ammunition

A few weeks ago we got to visit a couple of former slight Brooklyn acquaintances (and their baby) who have set up a vibrant outpost of their former pirate, now...
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The Hammond B-3 Blues

When my father-in-law passed away several years ago, we were kindly bequeathed what I had long believed to be the crowing jewel of his earthly possessions: his pristine condition Hammond...
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A New York Doll of a Day

“New York City doesn’t get any better than this, does it?” said New York Dolls guitarist Sylvain Sylvain towards the end of his group’s headlining set at the Village Voice...
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Days Like This

I’ve been leaning heavily on my local library system these last few months, using the power of the internet and the massive Mid-Hudson Library catalog to order up CDs, DVDs,...
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Jarvis: Still the Working Class Hero?

The man who, fronting Pulp over a decade ago, brought us ‘Common People’, still perhaps the finest piece of poetry ever written about the English obsession with the English Working...
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The iJamming! Weekly Download: Home Of The Brave

“The School Board says he can’t come to school no more….” What better way to celebrate the end of the school year, our own school board’s recent controversial vote, the...
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Shine On… The Ruts

Talking of lung cancer, as unfortunately we were, it was announced a few days ago that Paul Fox of the Ruts has been diagnosed as terminally ill with the disease....
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Hank Medress

A few days ago, I went looking for Hank Medress’ phone number. I’d interviewed him last year for my book on the history of the New York music scene, at...
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