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Run To Me Part 2

I never run to music while racing. I always run to music while training. In this I’m not unusual. But as all runners will tell you, especially those who have...
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HalloWeenies and the Dad Rock Movement

Kids’ music has come a long way since the days of ‘Puff The Magic Dragon.’ These days it’s the rockers, not the folkies, who play Pied Piper to the under-10...
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European Report #6: Round(about the)Houses and Online Concerts

Back where this whole European trip thingy got going for me, at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm. The famed North London theatre and live venue, after suffering through years of...
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Five Gigs In Five Nights: Radio 4 at The Metro, London

Astute readers of my marathon Five Gigs In Five Nights postings may have noticed that they ceased after Gig #4. That’s because the fifth show was a Radio 4 headline...
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Yes, the times they ARE a changin’

For those who follow these things, there were two big stories in the financial pages that affected the entertainment business over the last ten days: the demise of the American...
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Download Dis

Rock stars are a funny breed. They like to present themselves as leading lights of innovation and inspiration in the recording studio, and far ahead of their reactionary record companies...
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The UK Hitlist

Seems like I had enough time on this last visit home to do some proper shopping. Of course it was all CDs, books, wine and Animal clothing. Here are the...
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Words To The Wisened

Brought back from Blightly almost a full suitcase of publications. The British music media, much though it suffers from self-aggrandizement, still pisses all over its American counterparts. Here are some...
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