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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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Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Money

I had a dream last night that Moby took his evangelical spirit further than usual and went round collecting checks from the fans in his audience. This girl in the...
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Podcast These….

I should have known that my friend Mark Petracca would get in on the Podcasting buzz: as a musician, film-maker and journalist, Mark is an inveterate enthusiast who delights in...
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