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President Obama one year on

President Obama may not have gotten the best First Anniversary present on Wednesday (referring of course to the loss of a “safe” Democratic Senate seat in Massachussetts), but he’s got...
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A Three Day Weekend Hit List

Our Rock Doc crew watches Anvil: The Story of Anvil. Who can’t love Lips? Penfold’s Koonunga Hill Shiraz- Cabernet. Sometimes the simple wines do just fine. Skiing at Hunter on...
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TONY talks to Tony

There’s a very nice Q&A in Time Out New York online with yours truly about my book. It was posted yesterday under their section Last Minute Plan as promotion for...
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Holiday Wine Reviews: Notes from the Rhône and Australia

Holidays are a great time to open hopefully great wine; they’re not always a great time to take great notes. I can’t say too much more, for instance, about the...
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Music from the Streets of New York @ 92Y Tribeca this Thursday

This Thursday, January 14th, I’ll be promoting All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music From the Streets of New York 1927-77 at the esteemend 92Y’s lovely Tribeca location. Rather...
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I Witness: Ice Skates

Big Indian, January 9, 4:36PM. How to host a 5th birthday party in the Catskills in mid-winter: go ice-skating on the nearby mini-rink. (Best viewed while listening to Fleet Foxes’...
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All Hopped Up Music and Maps: Chapter 6

This playlist and map accompanies Chapter 6 of my book All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from the Streets of New York 1927-77. (Click on the triangle in...
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Burning Man goes Galactic (Adventures)

When the two of us were at Burning Man this past September, my then 13-year old son Campbell came up with an idea. He’d only just got his own computer,...
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