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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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Hang the Parliament

or “I’ve never voted Conservative before…” and I’m not about to start now. In 1987 I made a conscious decision to leave Britain, in large part because Margaret Thatcher had...
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This one goes out to the one I love…

(I thought I had posted this on Sunday… looks like I only saved it as a draft. Hey, it’s never too late. Congrats to Crystal Palace for staying up. We...
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Trail Running in Toe-Gloves: It works

After successfully running the Boston Marathon in my Vibram Five Fingers KSOs – and what with switching to flat shoes (notably the wonderful MacBeths) for most of my walkabouts –...
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All Hopped Up on NPR

Many thanks to Ian Pickus from my local NPR station, WAMC, for hosting me on yesterday’s “The Roundtable.” The (pre-recorded) interview, about my recent book All Hopped Up and Ready...
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