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Gil Scott-Heron’s Death

You could see Gil Scott-Heron over in Adams Morgan in DC once in a while, in that shitty little “park” off Florida Avenue. It was hard to believe that he was...

Tommy James Waxes Political; Dirtbombs Play Electro Music Fest

Couple items here today. First, Digging Tommy James waxing about politics here. The context is unclear; did someone just return a call? James, whose book, Me, The Mob...

Punk Rock eBay Scam or Jackpot?

Fix test press? A few decades ago I was fortunate enough to be part of a little musical combo called The Fix, which garnered some posthumous punk fame and always hailed...

Girl, Wanted Press Release

Sarah Pender the day after her December 2008 capture. Photo from book, Girl, Wanted We’ve discussed the press release before, but I have another to pimp, this one for...

Records Show Security Improvements Planned at Time of Convict Sarah Pender’s Escape

When Sarah Pender walked out of Rockville Correctional Facility in August 2008, she was very possibly aware of pending security improvements that would, if she delayed...

Voice of Rare Earth Still Brings It

The voice that launched the rock and roll arm of Motown Records sent me song he did last year called “Look What We’ve Done.” Peter Rivera was the drummer and...

The Down Side of Writing Books – Getting People to Buy Them

The only part of writing a book that is truly work is here. Most of what I do is an ‘I can’t-believe-I-get-paid-for-this’ proposition. The travel, meeting new...

Rage Against the Cops; Riots, LAPD

This vid was sent to me recently, Rage Against the Machine playing outside Staples Center in LA during the 2000 Democratic National Convention. Shortly after this song,...