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All Hopped Up Music and Maps: Chapter 5

This playlist and map accompanies Chapter 5 of my book All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from the Streets of New York 1927-77. (Click on the triangle in...
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All Hopped Up Music and Maps: Chapter 1

This first Playlist – “Harlem Strut” – serves to introduce some of the music that Mario Bauzá would likely have heard in New York City when he first visited from...
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An iJamming YouTube interview: Arlene Smith

Thanks to my old friend Joly of punkcast.com for filming and now uploading to YouTube my reading at Barnes & Noble in Manhattan on November 13. This was the one...
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A December Hitlist

So much new music and so many new books have been coming across my desk the last few weeks that I only wish I had time to write about them...
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The iJamming! Thanksgiving Download: “Bless This Mess”

I first heard David Bazan’s “Bless This Mess” a couple of months back on a podcast, and misplaced it before I could get permanent hold of it. Then KEXP had...
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A Writer Gives Thanks

I recently had a moment of clarity that’s taken twenty five years to realize itself. Thanksgiving seems an appropriate time to put it in writing. Throughout my childhood, and all...
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Maggie Estep, Alice Fantastic, Uma Thurman… and me?

Sunday November 29: Inquiring Mind Bookstore, Main Street, Saugerties MAGGIE ESTEP, TONY FLETCHER, JANA MARTIN, PETER AARON all reading from current and recent works. 4-6pm. Free. I’ve never met Maggie...
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All Hopped Up: A correction

No point waiting until a second print run to correct this particular one, because it’s too egregious. When I got my copy of All Hopped Up and Ready To Go...
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