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Save Net Radio (still)

True to my form, I wrote a big piece three months back about the very serious and impending threat to Internet radio and then failed to publish a follow-up. The...
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Underworld: Still Best In The World?

Five years is a long time to wait for the return of your favorite live act, and when they’re pushing 50, as are Underworld’s Karl Hyde and Rick Smith, it...
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Steve Coogan on Tony Wilson

We all know Steve Coogan understood Tony Wilson well enough to came over as the Factory founder’s doppelganger in 24 Hour Party People. It probably makes sense then that Coogan...
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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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