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Chasin’ Gus Ghost and the Felice Brothers: Americana at its best

It was a shame that the Woodstock Film Festival scheduled the World Premiere screening of Chasin’ Gus’ Ghost for last Saturday night, at the exact same time as the headlining,...
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Let Them Chirp Awhile, the movie

As we discovered after its premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival, Let Them Chirp A While, 24-year old Jonathan Blitstein’s East Village drama-comedy, was made on the cheap, in just...
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Neal Cassady, the movie

Last Thursday evening, I made the most of my proximity to the Woodstock Film Festival and attended the World Premiere of two independent American movies, each an examination of youth...
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Life From A Window: # 2 in an occasional series

I’ve been working out of the upper floor office in our new house for almost three months now, and have endured some serious mid-summer heat and a few days and...
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Free Blood on the Manhattan-Brooklyn divide

“In New York you [used to have] two kinds of parties,” former !!! percussionist/vocalist John Pugh told Pitchforkmedia last week, “a Manhattan party and a Brooklyn party. “A Manhattan party...
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Music That Matters

Today I give praise to Cheryl Waters of KEXP for her continued impeccable taste. I listen to Cheryl not so much via her mid-day show on America’s best music radio...
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Is Virginia For Wine Lovers? Pt 5: AmRhein Wine Cellars

From Tuscany to Germany in under thirty minutes: following my illuminating tasting at Villa Appalaccia, in southwest Virginia, I drove further up the Blue Ridge Skyway to AmRhein, which translates...
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Palace Get Warnock

No surprise, given the media reports that Palace chairman Simon Jordan was making approaches last week, while Peter Taylor was still nominally in charge, but now it’s official: Neil Warnock...
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