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The Allman Brothers Band's final show - 5 years ago last night!

Five years ago today, the Allman Brothers Band played their final show at the Beacon Theatre. You can order a CD of the final show right here. FIVE F'IN YEARS?? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I covered the…
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RIP Robert Hunter, one of the all-time great songwriters

Eyes of the World: An interview with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter So very, very sad to hear that Robert Hunter has passed away. To honor the man, I present my 2015 (?) interview. An edited version ran on WSJ.com as part of a preview…
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RIP Tractor Traylor: A personal rememberance

Wow. Tractor Traylor dead at 34. This is just very very sad. Tractor was starring for U-M when I was living in Ann Arbor in 96-98. I saw him play a lot and did a piece in Slam - one of the first things I wrote for the magazine.  He…

Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor tonight at 7 pm

I am returning to another one of my ancestral homelands today - Ann Arbor. I am meeting with writing students at U-M's Residential College this afternoon, paying a visit to the mIchigan Daily where I met Becky and we both launched our careers…

R.I.P. Shakey Jake

Jake was truly an Ann Arbor legend. Anyone who has spent any time there knows that. There used to be a fantastic mockumentry about him that ran n community access all the time. Somebody should dig that up and throw it on You Tube.Go to http://blog.mlive.com/annarbornews/2007/09/shaky_jake.html,…