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The Hippie Angel

Robert Burke Warren’s Yuletide of death, porn, and a hippie angel. Continue reading




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Serving Time In Sonic Youth

You’ve seen Renaissance man and esteemed guest Weekling Richard Edson onscreen in Do the Right Thing, Platoon, Stranger Than Paradise, and dozens of other films, but you probably don’t know he was the original drummer in seminal NYC post-punk noise mavens Sonic Youth. In this fascinating slice of life, he shares his riveting account of being a participant in several crucial music movements at once. The arty, funky, early 80s East Village lives again! Continue reading




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My Audition for the Ramones

Music editor Robert Burke Warren takes us back to his 1989 audition for The Ramones. Continue reading




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Animal Smell

This is the story of not knowing but knowing, and of having the best song I wrote be like my own Fleetwood Mac’ing of our good and earnest little band. It did not really inflict endless damage, but it informed me, and so I suppose this is a bit like a confession and an apology and an admission, because good songs come from nothing less. – Jana Martin Continue reading




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DWTS 21: Projections and Predictions for Season 21 of Dancing with the Stars

Greg Olear’s projections for the new season of Dancing with the Stars. Continue reading




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John Sebastian and the Younger Generation, 2015

Amanda Nazario takes us along as she gets to see and meet one of her musical idols, the legendary John Sebastian. Despite the show being in a tiny Boston club with a noisy kitchen, iPhone wielders, and an irritating waitress, Nazario’s superfan heart illuminates the under-appreciated genius in his well-deserved glory. Continue reading




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The Job of a Lifetime

Former Christmas tree salesman/child wrangler/fire escape painter Robert Burke Warren realizes the day jobs are a significant part of the story. Continue reading




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Hasten Down the Wind: Adventures in Babysitting, 1977

What to do when you’re 12 and a mysterious, beautiful, troubled woman moves in next door with her four-year-old? You babysit, of course! RBW offers some more summertime musical memoir. Continue reading




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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dork

Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One Before

Question: What’s a writer to do in an era where memoirs are assumed to be fictional and novels are, increasingly, considered thinly-veiled cris de coeur? Answer: Deny Everything. Continue reading




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