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Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like, Episode 12 On the Fringe

The Retail blog continues. https://medium.com/@martinjohnson_76387/life-on-aisle-2-this-is-what-plan-c-looks-like-episode-12-on-the-fringe-a4b6cc9308ea

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Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like, Episode 3 These are My Neighbors

If in 1988, when I first moved to the East Village, you told me that I’d be there for 30 years, I would have thought my life was a dream come true.  It is dreamy at times, but the East … Continue reading

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One of my All Time Favorite Articles

This is the sixth anniversary of one of my all time favorite feature stories. NY Culture A Ballad of New York, Lived and Played for All By Martin Johnson Updated Aug. 18, 2010 12:01 a.m. ET Stephanie Stone is probably … Continue reading

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Mark Feldman at The Stone

Violinist Mark Feldman is a musician whose music I like, but I don’t follow his career obsessively; there simply aren’t enough hours in a day for me to aggressively track all the musicians I enjoy and  Feldman is one of … Continue reading

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Three Pianists in a Week

One of my first quarter ’16 goals was to go out and hear more music.  I fell out of the habit four years ago when I took a full time job in retail then stayed out of the habit because … Continue reading

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At WSJ on the new Ches Smith disc

      Arts Arts in Review Music Review ‘The Bell’ Review ‘The Bell’ is the latest offering from drummer Ches Smith, whose diverse musical credentials range from indie rock bands to Haitian percussion groups. ENLARGE Mat Maneri, Craig Taborn … Continue reading

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The Four Oh Project: Joni Mitchell’s The Hissing of Summer Lawns

In 1975, I was 15 and while much of that year was unique to my experience and location, I did one thing that a lot of 15 year olds did during the ’70s: I wore out copies of vinyl records … Continue reading

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NYC Bodypaint Day 2015

I went to NYC Bodypaint Day with the obliged sense of a dutiful fan but I came away with a sense of a movement and its importance. NYCBPD began in 2014 when artist Andy Golub organized 25 likeminded artists who … Continue reading

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At The Root on Mikey Likes It Ice Cream

Artisanal Ice Cream from an ex-con on Avenue A. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/06/how_michael_cole_went_from_a_jail_cell_to_selling_ice_cream_with_hip_hop.html?wpisrc=topstories

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At Eater on Collaborative Brewing

http://bit.ly/1HQFhkS Drinks Beer Here Beer Collaborative Brewing Is Heating Up in the Beer World by Martin Johnson Jun 5, 2015, 3:00p Share(275) Tweet(65) Shutterstock/MaxyM Don’t miss stories. Follow Eater http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Feater&send=false&layout=button_count&width=200&show_faces=false&action=like&colorscheme=light&font&height=21 http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/follow_button.53db0107b4b6a3bad3794c3440f5809f.en.html#_=1433870737670&dnt=false&id=twitter-widget-0&lang=en&screen_name=Eater&show_count=true&show_screen_name=false&size=m × More breweries are getting into the team spirit. With more … Continue reading

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