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My Major News Update: All Hopped Up/The Smiths/Boy About Town

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R.I.P. Malcolm Allison

A short excerpt from my upcoming memoir, Boy About Town, this part about following Crystal Palace FC: The first year I started going to the Palace on my own, the...
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The Catskill 45s ride again (and I get to DJ)

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All Hopped Up Music and Maps: Chapter 12

“All Tomorrow’s Parties,” Chapter 12 of my book All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from The Streets Of New York 1927-77, deals with the music that emerged from...
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You Know That Running Has Taken Over Your Life When…

So I was on the phone to my mother, as I often am on a Saturday, and I told her I’d been out for a long run already, as I...
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All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: More Mambo Madness

Back in the spring, I visited London’s Resonance FM headquarters in Southwark, where I was interviewed by Vincent Luttman for the art station’s Clear Spot show. I’d met Luttman the...
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Rockin’ and Shockin’: James in Boston

Rockin‘: Returning to the Paradise Rock Club 22 years since the last time. Shockin‘: It seemed so much bigger when I was younger. But then, didn’t everything? Rockin‘: Boston is,...
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No Fracking Way – Still

I don’t normally repeat/reprint old posts, but there’s too much frightening news going on in the world of fracking (hydraulic fracturing), especially in our part of the world. This process...
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