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March Madness 4: Kids Gigs

What a difference a year makes. In March 2011, our then 6-year old Noel was still wrestling with basic chords on his new Martin Junior Acoustic-Electric, though it didn’t stop...
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March Madness 3: The Round Robin Mix CD Trading Group

A long title for a simple idea. In an age where less and less of us use snail mail because we expect instant delivery on everything, including music, a friend...
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March Madness 2: Living Room Concerts

We don’t have too many gigs up in my neighborhood. Not in the manner of those I became accustomed to in New York City, the kind where you head to...
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March Madness 1: Spring Skiing

It would seem axiomatic that in a winter where it had not snowed in any sort of recognizable quantity, the skiing would suck, and big time. Oddly enough, the conditions...
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A video introduction to All Hopped Up and Ready To Go

For professional purposes, I have put together a short(ish) video reel of myself talking about my 2009 opus, All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from the Streets of...
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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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