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Back Up!

We got hit by a mega-storm earlier this week; heavy rain and high winds buffeting our part of the Catskills and turning to blizzard conditions at higher altitude. The snow...
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The Ultimate Fun Run

The Hairy Gorilla himself welcome us at registration Yesterday (Sunday October 26) I ran what may have been the most enjoyable race of my life: the Hairy Gorilla Half Marathon...
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Death to Democracy! (Correction)

Unlike newspapers and books, etc, of which there’s always an original edition lurking somewhere with a great big gaffe for all the world to see, it’s the easiest thing in...
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Death to Democracy!

Amidst all the good news about the upcoming Presidential Election, it’s easy to believe that the “fabric of democracy,” as John McCain referred to it in the last Debate, is...
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Sometime Around Midnight…

I come at this from several angles. Firstly, my ears were prepped to pay attention to The Airborne Toxic Event song “Sometime Around Midnight” by DJ John Richards on the...
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London 0, Hull 4

If I was a shopkeeper in a certain part of East Yorkshire, this is the album I would have in my window today. Arsenal, Spurs, Fulham and now West Ham....
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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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