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Ryan White’s Springsteen Album by Album

I know a thing or two about tracking down and licensing rock photography and, trust me, it’s typically neither easy nor inexpensive. So my hat’s off to the folks at Palazzo Editions, the same people who produced Harvey Kubernik’s recent coffee-table book on Leonard Cohen. They have somehow managed to garner rights to more than…

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A Tale of Two Marriages

[Note: Usually this website is about music but sometimes I go off on a bit of a tangent. This is one of those times.] When I married my on-and-off girlfriend in 1980, more than a decade after I’d proposed, I felt my dreams had finally come true. Well, most of them: I wanted children and…

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Simon & Garfunkel: The Complete Albums Collection

I gave away all my Simon and Garfunkel vinyl in 1997, when Columbia released the excellent Old Friends box set. I figured I wouldn’t need the LPs because the three-CD anthology incorporated all the key album tracks, but I almost immediately regretted my decision. While Simon and Garfunkel made a string of wonderful singles, their…

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New Music for a New Year

As usual, the holiday season has delivered a blizzard of important new releases and reissues from major acts, leaving me little time to cover albums by the lesser-known artists who might someday be major acts themselves. Here’s a brief look at a few of the ones I’ve heard lately: Paradise Outlaw by Pieta Brown. This…