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Joe Meek Shall Inherit The Specials

Or something like that. My thanks to iJamming! redesigner Kenny McColl for forwarding this Guardian interview with Crystal Palace FC chairman Simon Jordan. It’s common knowledge that Jordan is a...
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Staten Island is the new Manhattan

…Well, not quite. But rock-loving residents of New York City’s most maligned borough have to be feeling pretty good about themselves this week. The line-up for the two-day Across The...
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Things To Do During A New York Heatwave

Go house hunting. For houses with built-in air-conditioning. And swimming pools. Hey, you can dream. Talking of which, wonder why you can’t be going to the Mediterranean this weekend When,...
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Joe Strummer: Before and After the Clash

There will, sadly, be no more new music from Joe Strummer. We know that. But this summer sees two albums re-released – and on CD for the first time –...
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Truth and Consequences

Here’s some of what I learned from this week’s Newsweek. The opening words of an item headlined Secret Memo: Send To Be Tortured…(find this story by searching the Periscope section)...
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Road Running Rules

You’re meant to get slower as you get older. Maybe it’s because I only started running relatively late in life, but I seem to be getting faster. I’ve broken my...
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Festival Fervor

Returning to a common iJamming! theme… namely, the festival scene. American cities do not lack for outdoor concerts during the summer – New York is hosting over 500 this year,...
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Rhône Ranges

If you know the first thing about me and wine, it’s that I’m a Rhône fan – and that very much includes the ever expanding group of Californian producers who...
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