Gilles Verlant: A Tribute

Good friends may be rare, but they are not hard to come by. There is no effort involved in the acquisition of a good friend. The relationship just happens, often...
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The Story Of Lovers Rock

The other night, scouring the cable channels for something half-way decent to watch, I stumbled on The Story of Lovers Rock, on the Africa Channel. Any outlet for such a...
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A helmet, a Hammond and a podcast on Hunter Mountain

The scene: Hunter Ski Mountain, the express lift to the summit. It’s a Friday, a powder day too, but the mountain is not crowded: the storm has only just subsided...
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No More Silence: We SHALL Overcome

This past weekend, I attended two musical events within twelve hours. Late Saturday night, Posie and I were at the BSP Lounge in Kingston for Jonathan Toubin’s Soul-Clap party. The...
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Hull: City of (Literary) Culture

While staying in Yorkshire last November, I ventured into Hull one evening to attend a reading. It was being promoted by the same great people at Head In A Book...
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Insight of Sorts into Inside Llewyn Davis

Had me a very cultural weekend. Went to see Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires supported by Simi Stone at the Bearsville Theater Friday night. Read David Remnick’s 17,000 word profile...
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Here Comes the new Moon, same as the old Moon

Those of you in the States (or on amazon.com etc.) may, from this week, start noticing a “new” edition of Moon: The Life and Death of a Rock Legend, published...
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The Damned: The Most Underrated Artist of Our Time?

IN the current issue of long-standing American indie music Bible The Big Takeover, Tim Sommer embarks on the quest for the Most Underrated Artist of Our Time. His criteria includes...
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