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Phoenicia Rocks! (Mildly)

It’s not every day the people of Phoenicia, our local little country village, are treated to a gig by a former member of Swell Maps and the Television Personalities. So...
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Earth Day, A Day Late

(Was all set to sit down and write this yesterday but our Noel took a freefall down the stairs and we had the parental fun of rushing him off to...
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Great DJ #3: DJHistory.com

In researching my book’s chapter on what, for want of a better term, I’ll call the “disco” movement of the early 1970s in New York City, I have – had...
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Great DJ#2: Our Noel

As I’ve mentioned before, our 3-year old Noel seems to have inherited his dad’s obsession with music. A quick example: Thursday morning, I got him out of bed (my turn...
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Great DJ #1: the Ting Tings

My favorite new song of the last few weeks – apart from welcome comebacks to form from R.E.M. and James – has been “Great DJ” by the Ting Tings. An...
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Weekend Wines

My brother was visiting this weekend and, for the first time in a month, I wasn’t racing on a Sunday morning. Time to open some wine! Friday night they came...
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Where Did The Future Go?

This past weekend I found myself returning to the Carbon/Silicon album The Last Post, blasting it through the house for a welcome dose of uplifting reality. For some oddly serendipitous...
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Go Ahead Punk, Make Me Laugh

Date rape haikus, anal tattoos, the Boy Scouts, high school reunions, proctologists, homages to breasts, porn, booze and the “n” word, and enough homophobia to wave a frat boy’s dick...
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