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Sound Check. Radio Check. Reading Check.

I was truly honored to be featured on WNYC’s Soundcheck show this week. Host John Schaeffer is one of those people who just seems to know everything about all kinds...
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Robert Burke Warren and Grasshopper play the Smiths

My book event with the Golden Notebook in Woodstock this past weekend (held at Oriole 9 on Tinker Street) was greatly enhanced by the appearance of my friends Robert Burke...
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A Light Never Goes Out In Brooklyn

Last Thursday saw the first American ‘event’ for A Light That Never Goes Out, hosted by Book Court in Brooklyn, with fellow author Rob Sheffield hosting a conversation with me...
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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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