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Save the Tapes!

This Sunday’s New York Times Magazine cover story revealed the Universal Studios fire that obliterated the repository of master tapes from an American century of music. Bean-counter executives that run the three remaining major labels care little about history. Herein, my own experience in the hopeless pursuit of protecting decaying master tapes–from my book, Tell the Truth the Truth Until they Bleed.

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Dr. John: Alla What I Do

Dr. John was my favorite piano player in the world. He made it to 77. This interview originally appeared in Tower Records’ Pulse! magazine in 2001, then was reprinted in my book, Tell the Truth Until They Bleed.

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Part 2: Floyd Patterson Vs. a Great Neck Psychiatrist

Floyd Patterson—my personal favorite heavyweight champ—moved to Great Neck Estates in 1965. Once nicknamed “Freud” Patterson by sportswriters, the fighter was now surrounded by Jewish psychiatrists. Here is a speculation on his inner life, from my upcoming novel, All Roads Lead To Great Neck.

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Part 1: Floyd Patterson Vs. a Great Neck Psychiatrist

Floyd Patterson—my personal favorite heavyweight champ—moved to Great Neck Estates in 1965. Once nicknamed “Freud” Patterson by sportswriters, the fighter was now surrounded by Jewish psychiatrists. Here is a speculation on his inner life, from my upcoming novel, All Roads Lead To Great Neck.

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