Monthly Archives: October 2004

“Standing waiting for a man to show…”

John Cale played the Limelight tonight (or the Avalon as it’s known now) with a four-piece rock band. The songs ranged from slow and gentle (including about 1/3 of his new album, Hobo Sapiens) to shrieking noise-rock, concluding with Cale … Continue reading

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Is the Tape Rolling, Bob?

Bob Dylan sat for first radio interview in years with National Public Radio’s Steve Inskeep. (I continue to shake my head at NPR’s firing Bob Edwards; imagine a conversation between Edwards and Dylan!) The most interesting part of the interview … Continue reading

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Protected: WSJ Reporter in Iraq: “A Raging Barbaric Guerilla War”

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Bush’s Hometown Paper Endorses Kerry

The Lone Star Iconoclast, a weekly based in Crawford, Texas, has endorsed John Kerry for president in a scathing editorial, concluding, “The Iconoclast urges Texans not to rate the candidate by his hometown or even his political party, but instead … Continue reading

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The “Real” America?

This morning pointed me to a Daily News story in which Mayor Bloomberg described my birthplace, Staten Island, as “more real America, in many senses, than any other part of this city.” Staten Island was a haven for Tories during … Continue reading

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Welcome to Red Hook

Sighted on Van Brunt Street.

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They’ve Been Going In and Out Of Style

Almost exactly twenty years ago, Apple published a big insert in Newsweek magazine touting the new Macintosh. My Dad bought one early the following year, and I’ll never forget the singing disk drive (the 400K floppy drives in the very … Continue reading

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