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It Doesn’t Get More Woodstock than this…

It’s not every concert where the headlining act greets everyone at the door – strangers included – with a kiss on the cheek, but then the legacy of peace, love...
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Bolan’s Birthday: Life’s A Gas

Saturday afternoon, 4pm. I’m at the second birthday party for Jean-Luc Le Du’s wine store on Washington Street in Manhattan. I’m greeted at the door by Andy Shernoff, founding member...
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Yes, I still listen to Electronic Music

As evidenced by the lack of new music reviews on the front page of late, I’ve been spending (too much of?) my time immersed in older music for the book...
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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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