Reality Check: Ground Rules For Donald Trump Commentary

A Template For “Covering” A Weird Presidency

 

You can’t argue with crazy.

– Doc Slater

 

As one can imagine, I have been getting a bevy of advice on what I should be writing or how I should be dealing with the emergence of this thing called Donald Trump. And I …

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The Top 30 NYC Bands To Catch Live In 2017

The rock club circuit was at its heights in the late 1970s and early 1980s during the glam and punk days. Those were the days when people went to music clubs not only to see but to be seen. New and larger clubs opened in Manhattan, drawing larger crowds that …

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Shoreworld: Toms River’s River Monsters Return To The Stone Pony On Feb. 4

River Monsters have been playing the New Jersey circuit for a little over a year now. In that time, they’ve managed to cull a large variety of new fans and longtime music buffs all hungering for real honest roots-based hard rock and roll.

Based out of Toms River, New Jersey, …

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The 10 Best, No, The 100 Best Films Of 2016: Kam’s Annual Assessment Of The Cream Of The Cinematic Crop

10 Best Big Budget Films

  1. La La Land
  2. Hell Or High Water
  3. Deadpool
  4. Lion
  5. Manchester By The Sea
  6. Fences
  7. Nocturnal Animals
  8. The Finest Hours
  9. The Shallows
  10. Ghostbusters

 

Big Budgets Honorable Mention

  1. Loving
  2. The Magnificent Seven
  3. Arrival
  4. The Accountant
  5. X-Men: Apocalypse
  6. Deepwater Horizon
  7. The Witch
  8. Hacksaw Ridge
  9. Ben-Hur
  10. The Birth
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New Dark Age: Titans of Tribute XXVII, Gothic Holiday Party, Peter Murphy, and more

Titans of Tribute XXVII

Starland Ballroom hosted a blockbuster event to a sell-out crowd Dec. 9 featuring three separate tribute bands covering three true titans of the post-punk/grunge era. An additional and unexpectedly pleasing experience was provided by the opening band, Eli, who performed a set of their original music …

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Rant’n’Roll: I Just Want To Read This Book Again, This Time Aloud, ‘Without Getting Killed Or Caught’

The first time I met Guy Clark was at a New York City press party in 1976 to celebrate RCA’s release of his second album, Texas Cookin’. He was a long and lanky fella who drawled out a neighborly kind of thanks to my ex-wife and I before inviting …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Darlene Love, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Particle, and more

Darlene Love/B.B. King Blues Club & Grill/December 26, 2016

Darlene Love was born Darlene Wright in East Los Angeles, California, but moved with her family when her preacher father was offered his own church in San Antonio, Texas. She began singing in school glee clubs, and when the family moved …

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Kam On Film: ‘Lion,’ ‘Silence,’ and What’s New in Theaters

Lion

The Weinstein Company

Rated PG-13 for mature themes and some sensuality

Adoptee Tracks Down Birth-Mom In Bittersweet Biopic

Saroo (Dev Patel) had the misfortune of being born into poverty in India’s Khandwa district. He lived there with his single mom, Kamla (Priyanka Bose), along with his big brother, Guddu …

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Reality Check: Joe Cool…Out!

Our Journey From Hope To Change To Trump  

Barack Obama is the only major party candidate for president I have ever voted for with gusto. And he shall be the last. That is my gift to him on his way out. The man I dubbed Joe Cool was historic for …

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Remembering Those We Lost In 2016

Now that the holiday season is over and early deadlines are in the rear-view mirror, I can finally take a few minutes to sit down and write (cry?) about those we lost in 2016.

Man…what a shit show last year was. Fresh off the heels of losing Lemmy (Motörhead) and …

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