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Onteora Rocks…

It’s been a busier time than ever in the month since I handed in my Smiths book, much of it taken up by my other life, as Vice President of...
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The Miners’ Hymns: An Audio-Visual Masterpiece

Serendipity. While in New York City last Saturday, hoping to kill time between a charity wine tasting in the afternoon and a dinner with friends in the evening, I skimmed...
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The ARChive of Contemporary Music: Collecting Gone Mad

New York has turned into a “Museum City,” says Bob George, founder of the Archive of Contemporary Music. George knows of what he speaks, both from the perspective of being...
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The Clash: The Music That Matters

On February 15, Omnibus Press will be publishing my book The Clash: The Music That Matters. This is, essentially, an update of the same book published all the way back...
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Not Dead Yet

Apologies to anyone who has come here of late looking for update and not finding any. I would have put up a simple explanation – I am hard at work...
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Featured Winery: Hudson-Chatham

A few weeks ago, we finally paid a visit to Hudson-Chatham Winery, one of many that have opened in recent years in the Hudson Valley, and apparently the first to...
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The Evil Dead: still scary after all these years

I first saw The Evil Dead when it came out, in 1981-82, round at a friend’s house in London, back when VHS tapes were relatively new and straight-to-video releases even...
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Every Day is John Peel Day

(Copied and pasted from the old iJamming!, written immediately after the great man’s demise, October 25 2004.) As my generation hit its mid-teens, the only phrase more common at school...
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