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SAL’S THE MAN

I was on Daddy Duty last night and took Campbell to see Madagascar. (Totally harmless fun. Though Chris Rock is about as subtle a voice-over actor as he is a...
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ON THE SUBJECT OF RELATIONSHIPS (AND BREAK-UPS)

This Sunday is my wedding anniversary. Hang on, OUR wedding anniversary. And yesterday, I was so busy explaining to my long-suffering wife why I have to spend it at Irving...
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ON THE SUBJECT OF JUNE 21st

…Then yesterday must have been the 20th Anniversary of The Longest Day, when U2 headlined Milton Keynes Bowl. Faith Brothers, whom I was managing at the time, were the opening...
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REASONS TO BE GRATEFUL: NOTES FROM A WEEKEND IN THE BOROUGH OF KINGS

Elizabeth Padilla will not be forgotten. Her bicycle (I’d like to believe it was her bicycle) has been spray painted white, like an angel, and chained to a parking sign...
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2) LUDDITES OF THE WORLD UNITE: YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT AURAL HISS

Writing about the beauty of cassette mix tapes in this week’s Village Voice, Brandon Stosuy notes and then asks: “Cassettes make things weightier. When else have you spent so much...
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3) RAPPERS OF THE WORLD UNITE: YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT STREET CRED

Mix tapes of a different kind have come under scrutiny with an RIAA-sponsored police bust of Kim’s Underground, a renowned East Village chain of hip but snooty stores that sell...
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4) THIS IS WHY OASIS SOLD OUT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

Q: Is is strange to still be in a band with your little brother? Noel Gallagher: It’s not the ideal situation. If I knew then what I know now, I...
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5) AND THIS IS WHY WE REMAIN, TWO COUNTRIES SEPARATED BY A COMMON LANGUAGE

“An English writer who made his name during the post-punk ’80s, Paul Morley is a sort of Lester Bangs for readers whose life experience owes more to The Human League...
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