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What I’m Reading: The Likes of Us

THE LIKES OF US: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE WHITE WORKING CLASS by MICHAEL COLLINS PREMISE: White South-East Londoner Michael Collins writes a defense (in the guise of a history) of...
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Lost questions. No answers.

I’m pleased to say I gave up on Lost after the second series. My wife and older son were not so lucky. They sat through it for several more years,...
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Running for Art’s Sake

Sunday March 23rd I participated in the Fifth Annual Hudson River School Art Run, a 30-mile run (with occasional hiking), from Frederic Church’s landmark home Olana on the eastern side...
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Grape Wines (not your usual suspects)

Five years ago, I attended the inaugural Wine Century Club Dinner in NYC. Although I’d already signed up myself up as a member of the Club, having assured all and...
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All Lindy-Hopped Up

I just had the pleasure of joining Chester and Linda Freeman on their radio show “The Swing Shift” on the Hudson Valley AM Station WHVW. Passionate Lindy-Hoppers (and professional dance...
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All Hopped Up Music and Maps: Chapter 9

This Mix accompanies “Lay Down Your Weary Tune,” Chapter 9 of All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from the Streets of New York 1927-77. Specifically, it covers that...
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Steal This Mix!

Saturday night I DJ’d my old neighbor’s long-standing Cinqo de Mayo party in Brooklyn… the first time I’d been able to attend in years. Had an absolute blast. Put together...
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Keep on Truckin’ America

The inaugural Truck America Festival rolled into the Catskills the first weekend of May – albeit with more of a whisper than a roar. The three-day event, held at the...
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