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Tuli Kupferberg: The Beat Goes On

Tuli Kupferberg passed away yesterday, July 12, at the ripe old age of 86. Before he teamed up with Ed Sanders and Ken Weaver to form the Fugs, Kupferberg was...
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Greetings From Asbury Park Part 3: The Drink

1)    The Absolut Cocktails at the Beach Bar When we first (re)visited Asbury Park, two years ago, to see James at the Stone Pony, the then newly-opened Beach Bar was...
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Greetings from Asbury Park Part 2: The Food

It says something about the quality of dining on the Asbury Park Boardwalk that we re-visited three different restaurants during our four day stay there, eschewing any number of other...
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Greetings From Asbury Park Part 1: The Family

Families can be tough work, as every child and parent knows – especially during school terms, with all the inevitable early morning tension. That’s why you have to get away...
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All Hopped Up Music and Maps: Chapter 10

This Mix accompanies “Crystals, Angels and Raindrops,” Chapter 10 of my book All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from the Streets of New York 1927-77. Specifically, it covers...
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The Catskill 45s Ride Again

After the success of our 45th birthday party last year, we revived the idea, and the band, for a repeat party this past Saturday, at which we played music exclusively...
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Land of Hope and Glory

In May, 1994, I convinced the British TV show I was working for, Passengers, a production of Rapido TV, to send me to California and profile the USA World Cup...
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Vuvuzuela Fever

Well it’s Father’s Day, and what better day to be proud of my sons. Anyone knows 14-yr old Campbell, they’ll know he’s a born artist and a natural comic. When...
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