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Featured Beer: Duvel

When it comes to beer, I’m not quite like those friends who look on wine as either red or white, good or bad, cheap or expensive, but I’m certainly not...
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Marty Markowitz: Still a fat F***

George W. Bush is not the only President to fire those who don’t rubber-stamp his policies. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz – who calls himself a Democrat – is cut...
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Local Life 2

In winter, they’re at school early enough to watch the sun rise over the rugby posts. We had a preparatory meeting for Campbell’s middle school on Tuesday night. I’d spout...
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Local Life 1

One of the beauties of spring in the Catskills is the reopening of the local farm stands. Food that seemed so expensive and distant over winter suddenly becomes routine again,...
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Posie’s Paintings

Saturday night saw the opening of the latest monthly exhibition at our Phoenicia Main Street gallery Arts Upstairs – and the gallery debut for my wife Posie, who has two...
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The iJamming! Weekly Download: Ted Leo part 2

Over the weekend, I found another Ted Leo & The Pharmacists concert on my iPod, this one courtesy of NPR’s All Songs Considered Podcast. And unlike the KEXP show I...
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The iJamming! Weekly Download: Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

A few weeks ago, on a Thursday night, I wrote a post linking to Ted Leo’s solo cover of the Jam song ‘Ghosts,’ which I had found available for free...
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What Makes Them Tick

Snipped from Written in My Soul: Rock’s Great Songwriters…Talk About Creating Their Music “Bill Monroe once said he got his best thinking done when people were talking to him. I...
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