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My Top 10 Albums of 2008 (and the Village Voice Pazz & Jop Poll)

I probably wouldn’t have gotten around to a Top 10 List for 2008 were it not for wanting my votes to count in the annual Village Voice Pazz and Jop...
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Catskills Corner Jan 23-29

The line-up for our region’s annual three-day rock festival, the Mountain Jam held on the Hunter ski slopes over Memorial Weekend, has just been announced, and it lives up to...
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Hope

A few months ago, when the collapse in the mortgage industry began bringing down the major American banks, causing the stock market to collapse, and forcing the Government to put...
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State of Independence

Driving through the wintery woods last night, picking up pizza from Phoenicia for our guests from the city, I was thrilled to hear Dave Leonard on WDST play “Spiritual High”...
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I Witness

Ashokan Reservoir, January 17, 2009, 11:52am...
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Catskills Corner Jan 17-22

What’s going on in the mountains Jan 16-22. Saturday is absolutely gallery day this weekend. Start out as early as 1:30pm with a visit to Kaaterskill Fine Arts at the...
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More covers, more remixes, more mash-ups, more MGMT… (Peter Gabriel too)

I had another post all set for today, but it can keep: rather, following on from Monday’s link to the 89 different cover versions and remixes assembled by the Buffet...
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At Close Quarters: Three Intimate Live Music Shows

1) The Kidtopia Series What to do with your little ones on a Saturday morning when you live in the countryside, it’s January and it’s freezing: take them to Todd...
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