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The Sound of Silence

Tune your computer to your favorite Internet radio station today and you may find yourself listening, not to music, but to silence. To protest the new royalty rates set by...
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Gill-igan’s Island

Sunday’s NY Times printed a couple of Op-Ed essays from prominent Brits, examining Tony Blair’s legacy. A. A. Gill, in discussing why Blair leaves office “loathed, mocked and despised,” turned...
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The iJamming! Weekly Download: Home Of The Brave

“The School Board says he can’t come to school no more….” What better way to celebrate the end of the school year, our own school board’s recent controversial vote, the...
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School’s Out… For Ever?

Congratulations to our son Campbell, who will enter Phoenicia Elementary School for the last time today – as a pupil, at least. Next September, he will move on to the...
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The Bad Leg Blues Part 3: All’s Well that Ends Well?

Where were we? Ah yes, finally getting to see the orthopedist we should have been seeing in the first place. (You may want to read parts 1 and 2; I...
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Shine On… The Ruts

Talking of lung cancer, as unfortunately we were, it was announced a few days ago that Paul Fox of the Ruts has been diagnosed as terminally ill with the disease....
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Hank Medress

A few days ago, I went looking for Hank Medress’ phone number. I’d interviewed him last year for my book on the history of the New York music scene, at...
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Father’s Day Weekend: Six of the Best

1) The Gemini Dance Party. Love that the Bearsville Theater is hosting some proper dance nights – and love the crazy variety of people who come out for them. Even...
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