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The Catskill 45s ride again (and I get to DJ)

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All Hopped Up Music and Maps: Chapter 12

“All Tomorrow’s Parties,” Chapter 12 of my book All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from The Streets Of New York 1927-77, deals with the music that emerged from...
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You Know That Running Has Taken Over Your Life When…

So I was on the phone to my mother, as I often am on a Saturday, and I told her I’d been out for a long run already, as I...
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All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: More Mambo Madness

Back in the spring, I visited London’s Resonance FM headquarters in Southwark, where I was interviewed by Vincent Luttman for the art station’s Clear Spot show. I’d met Luttman the...
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Rockin’ and Shockin’: James in Boston

Rockin‘: Returning to the Paradise Rock Club 22 years since the last time. Shockin‘: It seemed so much bigger when I was younger. But then, didn’t everything? Rockin‘: Boston is,...
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No Fracking Way – Still

I don’t normally repeat/reprint old posts, but there’s too much frightening news going on in the world of fracking (hydraulic fracturing), especially in our part of the world. This process...
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The Coolest Film of the Year

The Trailer may or may not do it justice. Perhaps you have to see the whole thing, like we did. On Friday night, my 15-year old son Campbell and I...
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The Bramble Scramble: Not your everyday 15k

After completing this year’s Escarpment Run, a course I now know very well and, indeed, train on during the months leading up to the mid-summer race, I got talking to...
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