The Freak Show: Have The Oil Companies Bought The Republicans?

Our country is based on a free press. That’s how the public finds out about issues affecting the country, and decides what the best choices are to handle the problems we are faced with. And even what politicians to vote for, based on their opinions on how to handle different …

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The Freak Show: And The Winner Is…

Last week President Obama gave his annual State of the Union address. The State of theUnionused to be the time a President reported on how things stood in the country, and made proposals for Congress to consider. The Constitution lays out the purpose of it, as follows: “He shall from …

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Local Noise: Spanking Charlene

The quest for the party that never ends… sex and romance, infidelity, gossip, and gentrification in the city where anything can happen at any time. The song is “Where Are The Freaks,” and the band is Spanking Charlene, a New York City based group that recently won Steven Van Zandt’s …

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Local Noise: Christina LaRocca

Christina LaRocca calls herself a confused New Yorker, owing to the fact that she was born in Brooklyn, raised in Staten Island and now calls Astoria home. Confused though she may be, she has a definite handle on her musical career, with a new album called I Stand Tall With

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The Freak Show: New Jersey And You… Perfect Together?

Statistics just released showed that property taxes in New Jersey, already the highest in the United States, went up an average of 2.4 percent in 2011. The politicians in Trenton are congratulating each other for keeping it so low, while those in towns around the state are claiming the small …

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Local Noise: Mercer Avenue

“Our first drummer was from Spring Lake,” explains lead singer Tom Smeaton, when asked about the genesis of the name Mercer Avenue. “One day, we were just biking around the towns down there when Dan fell off his bike. He landed in front of the Mercer Avenue street sign, and …

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Interview with Garland Jeffreys: Still Swimming

Garland Jeffreys is a true rock and roll survivor, having been a contemporary of Lou Reed before his Velvet Underground days, being a part of the legendary New York club scene in the ‘60s, achieving chart success in Europe and later in the U.S., and still touring to this day.…

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The Freak Show: Does Iowa Really Matter

If you follow politics at all, you’ve been inundated lately with all this coverage of what they call the “Iowa Caucus.” CNN actually treated it like a real election, with live coverage and maps of the various districts and percentage of precincts that had reported in. I suppose with 24-hour …

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Interview with Paul Barrere from Little Feat: Ready And Willin’

Little Feat has always been known as a “musician’s band.” And the seminal live album, Waiting For Columbus, which came out in the late ‘70s, is still considered one of the great live albums in the history of rock.

Surviving the passing of founding member and visionary Lowell George, …

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Local Noise: MiG Ayesa

MiG Ayesa has come a long way. Not just in his professional life, but in his travels as well. Born in Manila, Philippines, and raised in Australia, he caught Brian May’s attention in London and then ended up in New York, which is now his home base. In his music …

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