Music

This is Radio Fletch

On Friday December 14, a day that will otherwise go down in American infamy, I played guest DJ on WGXC, a ‘hands-on radio’ station that serves Columbia and Greene Counties...
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It Was Thirty Year Ago Today: The Jam’s Last Stand.

Last Saturday, December 8, someone tweeted me to observe that it was thirty years to the day since they had seen my old band, Apocalypse, open for the Jam at...
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Eight Track Cartridges: A museum opens in Roxbury

During our family’s recent road trip across America, I made a point of visiting music museums, from Memphis to Kansas City to Cleveland. I hadn’t expected to return home to...
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Thick As Thieves: Jam fans tell their story

Two years back, while in Britain on a lengthy research trip for my Smiths biography, I went to Brighton for a Paul Weller concert (my first time seeing the Modfather...
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Road Trip Reading and Listening

The one thing this Amazon widget can not include is the series of ‘Road Trip’ CDs a group of us made last year as part of a chain-mail make-your-own-mix CD...
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Summer Hitlist 1: The Olympics Opening Ceremony

Since the end of World War II and the Decline of Empire, Great Britain has been suffering from a severe identity crisis, a seemingly relentless and fruitless search for self...
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2012-45: The Catskill 45s do 1967

(Poster design by Posie Strenz) My very part-time group, the Catskill 45s, will be playing a one-off concert in Woodstock on Saturday July 21st, as part of the free Woodstock...
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Noel Sings Gustafer

Anybody who lives close to us knows that our 7-year old Noel takes his guitar everywhere, singing and playing his way through the Gustafer Yellowgold catalogue. Along the way, we’d...
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