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Culture Catches Me on MP3


I know iJamming! has been short on features of late and long on self-promotion, but you’ll have to excuse me: I’m researching one book write now, righting another and pro-moating one more. There’s just not a lot of hours left in the day to write freestyle for free.

However, if you miss me pontificating about music, pop culture, New York City and the old days when I went to parties with models (as in, there were models in attendance, not that I brought them as dates), you could do a lot worse than listen to my freshly uploaded interview on CultureCatch.com. Culture Catch is a website, podcast and all-round digital media company founded by a long-term writer-musician friend, who these days goes by the name of Dusty Wright, and our familiarity with each other is evident by the simultaneously relaxed yet energetic tone of our conversation. Dusty offered to host me for his widely-heard podcast so as to promote All Hopped Up and Ready to Go: Music from the Streets of New York 1927-77, and I seized the opportunity with both hands and a big mouth. Our conversation jumps all over the book, takes several tangents along the way, and is all the better for the fact that Dusty had clearly read the book, cover to cover, and knows his music anyway; there’s nothing like having an expert in front of you to keep you on your toes.

The interview is an hour long, perfectly timed for your lunch-time work-out or your evening bath. And if you like what you hear, bear in mind that recent Culture Catch Podcasts have featured Tilda Swinton, Sally Potter, my fellow music biographer Barney Hoskyns, Ron Howard, Adriana Huffington, and a certain Tera Patrick. I have no idea what would happen if you put us all in a room together, except that I’m sure Dusty would find a way to podcast it. After all, converge is the word.

You can listen to the interview using the embedded MP3 player below. You can download it and subscribe to Culture Catch podcasts from here.

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