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The Circle is Unbroken - Friends of the Brothers Return to Brooklyn Bowl 10/25

We will never allow the circle to be broken. Very excited to be returning to the great Brooklyn Bowl with Friends of the Brothers on October 25.  Tickets are just $12 and presales are a big help. Click here. FOB features Peter Levin…
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Today show? Check. Thank you Panda Dad.

Well, Panda Dad has taken me to places that Big in China couldn't quite reach on its own - the Today show. I think the segment today went really well. If I can figure out how to a video embed, I will do it. I really didn't feel nervous about…
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From the Archives: 10 Best Southern Rock Albums

From deep in the Guitar World and Alan Paul archives, my list of 10 Essential southern Rock Albums. Note that it was written in about 1998.  I would do some things differently -including using Eat A Peach instead of the box set for the ABB…
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Finally some time to breathe - gone fishin'.

Chilling with the family on the beach in WestPalm Beach. We really needed some time to exhale and to do it together. More to come soon, but for now, consider this post a "gone fishin'" sign hung in the window of this blog.
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Taking it all off - as discussed in Big in China, Chapter 9

It is endlessly fun for me to go back through the old posts here, especially those from the first year in Beijing. When my father Dixie Doc was going through chemo, a large group of us shaved our heads in support. This blog became, as I wrote…
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Panda dad, coming soon.

Hey Tiger Mom, beware the Panda Dad, coming soon to WSJ.com. Stay tuned.

From the Archives: Ron Artest

This is one one my favorite stories from slam and you'll see why it was so memorable as soon as you read the first paragraph or two. This was in 2002, pre-brawl when Ron Ron was just considered sort of an odd dude who could really ball. The…

Live and online

I appeared last night on Hey! TV, a live broadcast streaming online interview show. Even performed a song. Raw, rough and ready. Enjoy.
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Fromthe archives: in-depth Bob Weir interview

A lengthy 2001 interview with Bobby, when Ratdog was kicking hard. This interview appears in my Ebook, Reckoning: Conversations With the Grateful Dead, along with similarly extensive interview with Phil, Phil and Trey, Robert Hunter,…
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From the archives: john Stockton

Another Slam Old School classic I'm thrilled to see rise from the vaults: a tribute to John Stockton when he had his number retired. I love reading these pieces and recalling the process of reporting and writing them. This one was especially…
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The blurbs are coming!

I have gotten some great endorsement blurbs in for Big In China. I approached some of my favorite musicians and writers and asked them to read the book and comment if they like it. I have been very gratified to get back really kind, thoughtful…