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Why He’s Still The Boss

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), New York, August 25 1) The Boss will be sixty years old next month. At SPAC, he...
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The Weekend In Review: We are blessed

This past weekend (Aug 21-23) I had the pleasure of attending three different local events (out of the dozens on offer), each of which exemplified the depth of talent in...
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Wine Time: Rosé Round-up (and more)

CASTELLO DI AMA TOSCANA ROSÉ 2008 My thanks to Andy Shernoff at Le Du’s Wines in Manhattan for recommending this all Sangiovese rosé, right at the point I was giving...
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Killian Mansfield: Somewhere Else

Killian Mansfield July 9, 1993 – August 20, 2009...
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The Last Mad Surge of Youth: An Excerpt

Read a review of Mark Hodkinson’s novel, The Last Mad Surge of Youth, here. Order direct from the (independent) UK publisher here. Order from amazon.co.uk Order from amazon.com A tall...
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Book Review: The Last Mad Surge of Youth by Mark Hodkinson

I’ve been writing (for a long-term project) a lot about the late 70s and early 80s of late, that incredibly fertile period that has become known historically as “post-punk.” (At...
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The iJamming! Download: Lily Allen album remixed – in entirity

It might seem excessive to remix an entire hit album, uncommissioned, and then give it away for free – but there are, presumably, more difficult ways of gaining attention on...
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The Cheap Wine Report

“Life is too short to drink bad wine.” That does not always mean it’s too short to drink cheap wine. And that’s what the wife and I were looking for...
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