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All Hopped Up with Alan Vega

I’m just about to head down to “the City” for my reading/discussion tonight with Alan Vega of Suicide, at the Brooklyn Public Library’s central Grand Army Plaza location. I’m very...
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The Quiet Man: John Foxx exhibits in Hudson

While in Hudson last Saturday, I visited the BCB Gallery, which is exhibiting John Foxx’s “The Quiet Man” photographs and films through December 19. Foxx, for those who don’t know,...
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I Witness: Hudson Winter Walk

The annual Hudson Winter Walk took place Saturday December 5. As always, shop windows were dressed to the nines, citizens wandered the streets in period costumes (and in the case...
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All Hopped Up Music and Maps: Chapter 5

This playlist and map accompanies Chapter 5 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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All Hopped Up Music and Maps: Chapter 1

This first Playlist – “Harlem Strut” – serves to introduce some of the music that Mario Bauzá would likely have heard in New York City when he first visited from...
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An iJamming YouTube interview: Arlene Smith

Thanks to my old friend Joly of punkcast.com for filming and now uploading to YouTube my reading at Barnes & Noble in Manhattan on November 13. This was the one...
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A December Hitlist

So much new music and so many new books have been coming across my desk the last few weeks that I only wish I had time to write about them...
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The iJamming! Thanksgiving Download: “Bless This Mess”

I first heard David Bazan’s “Bless This Mess” a couple of months back on a podcast, and misplaced it before I could get permanent hold of it. Then KEXP had...
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