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Brewery Ommegang

While in Cooperstown this month for the Rural Schools Conference, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to stop in on the area’s biggest tourist attraction. No, not the Baseball Hall...
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ROCK 66!

As a final tie-in from our 1966 party two weeks ago, and on the eve of a local reading and discussion I’m participating in about the British Invasion this very...
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SOUL 66!

Worked too hard on that 1966 party last week to let my nine-hour iTunes mix go underplayed. So I’ve compiled of some of the better but mostly obscure soul cuts...
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Why we run/hike the Catskills…

…To get a view like this. Looking north across Kaaterskill Clove from Poet’s Ledge, Sunday June 26. (Route 23A winding up the mountain beneath us.) Click on image for larger...
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Birds of a Feather: The Young Rascals and the Small Faces

When I got hold of their Ultimate Collection double CD a few years back, I gained a new appreciation for one of my favourite British bands of the 1960s, the...
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Celebrate American Independence With The British Invasion!

Woodstock, NY – The Golden Notebook Bookstore presents a discussion and celebration of the music of the British Invasion with three experts on British Rock of the 1960s-1970s: Tony Fletcher,...
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50 From 66: a YouTube Special

Following on from the previous post: Part of the process by which I upped the ante from last year’s 45s party was by putting together a massive YouTube playlist from...
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1966 and all that

This past Saturday, the wife and I threw our third annual Catskill 45s party. The event started two years ago when the wife and we each turned 45, and for...
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