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The iJamming! 4th of July Download: The Ramones on the 4th Of July, 1976

In the spirit of Anglo-American relations, which always require some reflection on July 4, let me point you all to this MP3 download of the Ramones’ debut British show, at...
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Is it a Sin to stick Zin in the fridge?

It may be hot, but — repeat after me — we want red wine. It may be humid, but — say it again — we want red wine. It may...
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The End of an Era (and the dawn of another?)

The Phoenicia Hotel had a storied existence, a favorite destination of Babe Ruth and Dutch Shultz, to name but just two American legends. In recent years it fell into disrepair,...
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Road Trip #3: A tale of Two Gigs

R.E.M. at Madison Square Garden, Thursday June 19 The Ting Tings at Southpaw, Friday June 20 L Magazine describes the R.E.M./Modest Mouse/National concert at Madison Square Garden, Thursday June 19,...
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Gigs We Wished We’d Seen….

You can surely guess the club. The year was 1975....
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The iJamming! Weekly Download: The Tripwire Podcast 037

The other day I went out on a long mountain run, training for the Escarpment Trail race. At the beginning, I loaded up the latest Tripwire podcast. Almost two hours...
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Road Trip Pt. 2: R.E.M. take Jones Beach by storm

(Continued from Part 1: Road Trip) The thunder and lightning recede, the rain does not, the stage is mopped, and the show goes on. R>E>M> take to the stage at...
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Shall We Talk About The Weather?

I’ve only just realized what I wrote last Saturday morning: “Here’s hoping for a beautiful evening under the stars.” Don’t ever let me make this kind of prediction again!...
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