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Looking for a Kiss in the Apple Stretching

Thanks as always to Joly MacFie of punkcast.com for coming out to yet another one of my New York City talks and filming it for posterity. At Norwood last week...
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Blighty Bound

No new posts for the last few days, but not for lack of activity. What attending the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in NYC on Monday night, being part...
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All Hopped Up Music and Maps: Chapter 7

This Mix accompanies Chapter 7 of All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from the Streets of New York 1927-77, “From Brooklyn to Broadway.” It covers the music of...
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I Witness: Spring Skiing

Hunter Mountain, March 8, 1pm. It takes a long time to melt six feet of fresh snow....
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All Hopped Up In London

On Thursday March 25th, at 7:30pm, I’ll be marking the UK publication of All Hopped Up and Ready To Go with a reading/talk/music/cocktail party at the British Music Experience. The...
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Mojo gets All Hopped Up…

As someone who’s written his share of them for a living, I don’t obsess about reviews, either good or bad – essentially, if you get the coverage, it means people...
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New All Hopped Up ‘Mix Tape’: The Teenagers Sing Rock’n’Roll

Click on the play button below to access the brand new “Mix Tape” for Chapter 6 of All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from the Streets Of New...
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There Are No Survivors? Speedball and the Mod Revival of 1979

It’s funny how things work out. I spent much of last year writing a first draft of an account of my teen years, a certain percentage of which I spent...
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