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All Bundled Up and Ready to Read

The monthly Mixer reading series at the Cake Shop on Ludlow Street is an absolute blast. My reading there on Wednesday, alongside poets Rachel Simon and Robert Lopez, was as...
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Who Shot Rock & Roll

Making the most of my time back in the Old Borough, I spent a considerable chunk of last Friday at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, specifically checking out its new...
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All Hopped Up and Ready To Talk

Thanks to the Brooklyn Public Library for hosting myself and Alan Vega on Thursday evening in their fabulous new basement-located Zweck Center. I’ve spent countless hours, days, even weeks inside...
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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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