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Europe vs. America

I spent the first 27 years of my life in the United States, most of it on the East Coast. I had never been across the Atlantic. I’d never been farther west than Texas. The East Coast, I’d covered. I … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Music: Afro Celt Sound System, “Big Cat”

When I was honeymooning in Ireland in 1999, the radio played a steady stream of Lou Bega’s Mambo No. 5 and a remix of “Ricky MarTEEN” in which everything that made Livin’ La Vida Loca interesting (horns, Latin percussion, rockabilly guitar) … Continue reading

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