It Was Thirty Year Ago Today: The Jam’s Last Stand.

Last Saturday, December 8, someone tweeted me to observe that it was thirty years to the day since they had seen my old band, Apocalypse, open for the Jam at...
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The Smiths: Best Band Ever? (Better than the Beatles?)

Of all the many reviews that have been written about my Smiths biography A Light That Never Goes Out, of all the many playlists I’ve composed for various web sites,...
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A Light That Never Goes Out: American publication and media updates

December 4, and A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths is published in the US of A by Crown Archetype/Random House. This exciting moment comes...
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The iJamming! Interview: Wayne Barrett, Slaughter & The Dogs

In advance of my reading in Manchester this Monday November 26 (7pm, Waterstone’s in Deansgate with Tom Hingley, author of Carpet Burns): One of the more interesting interviews I conducted...
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Blighty Bound

This Saturday, I’ll be flying to the UK for two weeks. In one way or another, I’m dealing with four books while over there, which makes me think that, in...
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A Light That Never Goes Out: The Full American Jacket Is In.

Here, finally, is the full jacket for the American edition of A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT: THE ENDURING SAGA OF THE SMITHS, to be published by Crown Archetype/Random House...
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The United States of America

This past August and September, our family took a road trip across the United States of America, traveling to Burning Man and back. Leaving New York (never easy), we traveled...
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The Greatest Ride of Our Lives Part 7: California-Cleveland

Our trip back across the country from Nevada took only half the time we spent getting out there – five days as opposed to ten – but it was equally...
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