Category Archives: General Musings

The Big Picture: beer; the world; the universe; beer. That sort of things.

Almost Famous

Next time someone says I look like Elvis, maybe I should kick them. Continue reading

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Hello, Who Are You?

It’s Monday and I was on deadline, so I stayed up all night working on a column. If a moose sat next to me, I’d probably ask it what it thought of Terry Schiavo. Continue reading

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Wild Things

Much as I’d like to tell you that I was snatched by space aliens and bamfed off on a hyperspace tour of the seedy backwater planets in our wing of the universe, I wasn’t. Continue reading

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We Have A Winner

This morning, at the crack of dawn, Music Standard Time (10 a.m. or so) our intrepid team from Home Office Records went to a breakfast presentation by MIDEM, the huge music industry conference that takes place every winter in Cannes, … Continue reading

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Birthday Pi

I know pi to 22 decimal places. No, really, I do. And this is just the day for it. Continue reading

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The Icetree Cometh in Brooklyn

Dear Winter: You had your shot in December and January. It’s not my problem if you weren’t paying attention. Now please knock it off. Continue reading

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The Past is So Loud You Gotta Wear Shades

My hair is brown, my eyes are blue, my shirt is paisley, and my guitar goes to 11. Continue reading

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Blizzard Entertainment

Our last nor’easter was a nighttime proposition, seen here in a few frames from lower Brooklyn Heights. Continue reading

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Taking Snow for an Answer

From the coddled indoor bird’s-eye safety of the 10th floor we watched the snow pelt down on the city outside. Continue reading

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To Be (Sick) or Not To Be (Sick)

I’m not about half-measures — I prefer liberty or death, in their smaller-scale equivalents. Continue reading

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