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PUNK AT THE MET? I DON’T THINK SO

May 18th, 2013 · No Comments · arts, fashion, Social Commentary

Punk at the Met? Sorry but I don’t think so. My friend Kim Cihlar writes a great blog called Fashion Whirled (get it “world”)? And she’s pretty much always on the mark. And she’s also been around I think enough music and bands that I was surprised she towed the line on a recent red […]

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URBAN BLIGHT BAND BETTER THAN EVER

May 29th, 2011 · 2 Comments · music

I was once speaking with Chris Williamson about his storied career as a rock promoter and he’d alluded to the fact that he was going to bring his Rock Hotel back. Chris had every band you could think of at The Ritz (now Webster Hall) and felt that the current state of music was in […]

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THE TRIUMPH OF SYLVAIN SYLVAIN

March 17th, 2011 · 2 Comments · music

Some years back in late 2004 maybe early 2005, my ex-wife Nico and I were at CUBA Restaurant on 8th Avenue in Chelsea. Before too long we’d gotten into a discussion at the bar with a woman who worked at City Center in some Managerial Capacity. She was sitting with a guy with a leather […]

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