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Greetings From Asbury Park Part 1: The Family

Families can be tough work, as every child and parent knows – especially during school terms, with all the inevitable early morning tension. That’s why you have to get away...
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All Hopped Up Music and Maps: Chapter 10

This Mix accompanies “Crystals, Angels and Raindrops,” Chapter 10 of my book All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from the Streets of New York 1927-77. Specifically, it covers...
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The Catskill 45s Ride Again

After the success of our 45th birthday party last year, we revived the idea, and the band, for a repeat party this past Saturday, at which we played music exclusively...
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Land of Hope and Glory

In May, 1994, I convinced the British TV show I was working for, Passengers, a production of Rapido TV, to send me to California and profile the USA World Cup...
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Vuvuzuela Fever

Well it’s Father’s Day, and what better day to be proud of my sons. Anyone knows 14-yr old Campbell, they’ll know he’s a born artist and a natural comic. When...
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Phoenicia Is Phriving (Continued)

I’m not the only one to have noted that Phoenicia is Thriving. The Woodstock Times ran a lead story this week on the positively happening nature of it westward neighbor,...
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Americans’ Tolerance for World Cup Soccer: High?

The graph I posted Friday, in the previous post, courtesy of my son Campbell and his Internet hunting, was humorous. It may be true of a percentage of the population....
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Americans’ Tolerance for World Cup Soccer: Low?

There’s been an absence of proper posts of late, for which I somewhat apologize. I’m busy editing a larger piece of work, the World Cup takes up every spare moment,...
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