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Sometime Around Midnight…

I come at this from several angles. Firstly, my ears were prepped to pay attention to The Airborne Toxic Event song “Sometime Around Midnight” by DJ John Richards on the...
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London 0, Hull 4

If I was a shopkeeper in a certain part of East Yorkshire, this is the album I would have in my window today. Arsenal, Spurs, Fulham and now West Ham....
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The iJamming! Weekly Download: Tito Puente on Tico Records

Stream/download Tito Puente’s “Willie and Ray Mambo.” George Goldner’s Tico Records was to 1950s mambo music what Russell Simmons’ Def Jam was to 1980s hip-hop: it pretty much defined the...
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The Debate In Short

Thanks to my friend Lisa for forwarding this link first thing this morning. The similarities are uncanny! Neil Hefti, composer of the Batman theme – covered during its time by...
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The Choice

We cannot expect one man to heal every wound, to solve every major crisis of policy. So much of the Presidency, as they say, is a matter of waking up...
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Fall On Me

This past weekend was surely the most beautiful I’ve ever seen in the Catskills. Three solid days of unending sunshine served to illuminate fall foliage that, thanks both to the...
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My Son the Video Director

On the eve of his thirteenth birthday, my older son Campbell completed his first music video – a Flash animation for the Uncle Rock song “Playing Possum.” I’ve written about...
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Signs of the Times 5: The Asbury Park Boardwalk

Some clapper-board examples of what made the Asbury Park Boardwalk so pleasant when we spent a beautiful Sunday strolling up and down it, following the James show at the Stone...
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