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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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Phoenicia Is Phriving (Continued)

I’m not the only one to have noted that Phoenicia is Thriving. The Woodstock Times ran a lead story this week on the positively happening nature of it westward neighbor,...
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