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Happy Thanksgiving

For my readers in the USA, today is the Thanksgiving Holiday. I’m taking the day off from the blog to spend time with my kids. Best wishes to you and yours. Here’s a clip representing something that is — for me — a Thanksgiving tradition right up there with overeating.

Mayer Hawthorne Wants to Hang out With You. Yeah, You.

Modern soul stylist Mayer Hawthorne is touring to support his latest — well, his only to date — A Strange Arrangement. Before the show he wants to hang. Details, such as they are, are below. I’m attending the Asheville one at The Orange Peel on October 25. Check him out; should be good…

Some People I’ve Met

On Newsstands: “Day of the Remains”

The September-October issue of London-based Shindig! Magazine is (theoretically) on newsstands now. In addition to worthy stories by other writers, the issue prominently features my story of the Remains. Based on a lengthy in-person conversation I had last summer with Remains founder Barry Tashian, the piece…well…let’s just look at the promo blurb from Shindig! They

Big Announcement!

I am pleased to announce that I am writing a definitive history of Brotherhood, the band founded by ex-Paul Revere & the Raiders members Phil “Fang” Volk, Drake Levin and Michael Smith. The group released three albums in the late 1960s, and their story has never been fully documented until now. The long-form feature will

A Question to My Readers…

Actually, to one anonymous reader in particular. I see — from a routine perusal of my server logs — that someone is saving a bunch — dozens — of my blog posts to his or her computer’s F Drive, and then reading them. I sincerely appreciate that you’re doing so, and I hope you’re enjoying

Happy Independence Day Weekend!

Have a safe and festive weekend. Enjoy the holiday! And be sure to check back every day next week — Monday July 5 through Friday July 9 — for the five-part series: my exclusive in-depth feature on Paul Revere and the Raiders. It includes interviews with Mark Lindsay (vocals, sax, ponytail), Phil “Fang” Volk (bass),Jim

Coming Attractions

There are quite a few projects in the pipeline here at Musoscribe World HQ. Here’s just a sampling. CD Reviews Various Artists – Remember Me Baby: Cameo Parkway Vocal Groups Vol. 1 Los Lobos – Tin Can Trust The Orlons – The Wah-Watusi and South Street (reissue) Burton Cummings – Above the Ground (includes a

Coming Attractions

So last night I traveled to Charlotte NC to see Bigelf and Porcupine Tree in concert. I had met, interviewed, and seen both acts onstage before, so this show was not to be missed. I’ll have a review of the shows soon. Hanging out after the show at the bar. Amos’ Southend, Charlotte NC April

Happy Birthday: Tommy James

Singer/guitarist Tommy James (most famous as leader of 60s pop group the Shondells) turns 63 today. During the 60s the Shondells racked up an impressive string of top 40 pop hits including “Hanky Panky,” “Mony Mony,” “Crimson and Clover,” “I Think We’re Alone Now” and several others that people of a certain age will remember.