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Never travel far without a little Big Star: Channeling Chilton at City Winery

I’ve just come off the long overdue opportunity to attend three different concerts in an eight day spell in New York City. Each of them was special. Each of them...
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I Witness

Looking east from Giant Ledge in the Slide Wilderness Area of the Catskill Mountains, Saturday August 7, 3:05pm. In the most perfect hiking/running weather we’ve enjoyed all summer (heat and...
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Hot Chip vs. The Streets: Girls vs. Boys?

Last night I finished one of the most amazing novels I’ve read in a long time: The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas. It’s set in Melbourne, Australia, a place I’ve never...
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I Witness

Lower Manhattan from the Staten Island Ferry, Thursday July 29, 2010, 4:33pm. Click on photo for larger image size....
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All Hopped Up Music and Maps: Chapter 11

This Mix accompanies “Plug In, Tune Up, Rock Out,” Chapter 11 of my book All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from the Streets of New York 1927-77. Specifically...
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It Doesn’t Get Easier (But It Still Counts as Fun!)

This Sunday July 25th, I completed the Escarpment Trail Run for the fourth time (in five years), and given that I finished five minutes ahead of my previous best, to...
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No Fracking Way

As the BP oil spill fiasco unraveled in the Gulf of Mexico, my reaction was two-fold: 1) frustration, anger and a sense of helplessness at an avoidable environmental disaster happening...
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I Witness

Looking north-east across the Catskills from atop the Mount Tremper Fire Tower, 9:26am, Saturday July 17....
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