Now in paperback: A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of The Smiths

The UK paperback edition of A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of The Smiths is published today, September 5th, by Windmill Books/Random House, precisely twelve months after...
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The Race to the Top of Vermont 2013

All runners have their strengths and weaknesses. Of the latter, I can list plenty; of the former, I know that I am a solid uphill runner. As such, I take...
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Fracking Britain

One of the depressingly reassuring aspects of visiting the UK from the USA this past month was the similarity in political landscapes. Admittedly, the UK is not engaged in a...
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The Smiths and R.E.M.: Compare and Contrast

Back in April, I gave a talk at a local library on R.E.M. and The Smiths, comparing and contrasting what I firmly consider the two most important and influential bands...
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Boy About Town: A Memoir. Published today.

It’s the big day. Not Independence Day, though it is exactly 25 years since I moved into New York City. No, it’s publication day for Boy About Town: A Memoir....
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To Be Someone: An excerpt from Boy About Town

An un-edited excerpt from “Number 30: To Be Someone,” the 21st chapter in Boy About Town: A Memoir. Boy About Town is published on July 4 by William Heinemann in the UK....
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All Hopped Up (and Ready To Go): Now on Mixcloud

Once a month – the fourth Wednesday, to be precise – I host a radio show on WGXC, 90.7FM on the dial in the Hudson Valley, streamed live and archived...
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Boy About Town: Mojo awards four stars

Not a bad first review for my memoir, Boy About Town, published by William Heinemann July 4.  ...
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