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The iJamming! Weekly Download: Tito Puente on Tico Records

Stream/download Tito Puente’s “Willie and Ray Mambo.” George Goldner’s Tico Records was to 1950s mambo music what Russell Simmons’ Def Jam was to 1980s hip-hop: it pretty much defined the...
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The Debate In Short

Thanks to my friend Lisa for forwarding this link first thing this morning. The similarities are uncanny! Neil Hefti, composer of the Batman theme – covered during its time by...
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The Choice

We cannot expect one man to heal every wound, to solve every major crisis of policy. So much of the Presidency, as they say, is a matter of waking up...
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Fall On Me

This past weekend was surely the most beautiful I’ve ever seen in the Catskills. Three solid days of unending sunshine served to illuminate fall foliage that, thanks both to the...
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My Son the Video Director

On the eve of his thirteenth birthday, my older son Campbell completed his first music video – a Flash animation for the Uncle Rock song “Playing Possum.” I’ve written about...
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Signs of the Times 5: The Asbury Park Boardwalk

Some clapper-board examples of what made the Asbury Park Boardwalk so pleasant when we spent a beautiful Sunday strolling up and down it, following the James show at the Stone...
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Register to Race

In some States across the USA, today is the last day for registering to vote in next month’s elections. In New York State and others, that deadline is Friday, October...
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The iJamming! Weekly Download: Medeski Martin and Wood

It had been a long time coming, but last Sunday, September 28, I finally got to see Medeski Martin and Wood in concert, when they performed a benefit at our...
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