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By day, Bob Pomeroy earns his coin working for a massively large financial institution. By night, he is a freelance writer and publishes the fanzine, MOE. Jazz is only one of his many musical obsessions.

SATOKO FUJII

SATOKO FUJII

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SATOKO FUJII AT 100 (Plus). Bob Pomeroy reviews three albums from the prolific artist: Hiyaku, One Hundred Dreams, Perpetual Motion, and Torrent.

Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole

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Robert Pomeroy tracks down a long lost album on the web and catches up with two other bands on Facebook.

Kinky Conventions

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Neon dinosaurs and latex ladies are nothing unusual at kinky conventions like Tampa’s Fetishcon or Exotica Detroit. Bob Pomeroy takes a walk or two on the wild side and reports back on the events. He admits that walking through Home Depot will never be the same.

Jazz and Traditions

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Watching too much Fox News can make a person jaded. Why can’t people get along? When Bob Pomeroy hears genre-blending sounds like those made by Lenke Lichtenberg and the Sunny Jain Collective , he realizes we’ve been listening to the wrong people.

When Circuits Learned to Sing

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Ever wonder where those electronic squiggles in old Science Fiction films came from? Ever wonder about the first bands to abandon guitars for electronic instruments? Two new films from Plexfilm show you how Robert Moog taught circuits to sing and how British pop bands put those sounds on the pop charts. Bob Pomeroy sings the body electric.

Independent Women

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The women are doing it for themselves! This issue of Target or Flag gives you the low down on four women making music in very different styles but displaying the same independent spirit.

Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone?

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It takes Ted Leo and the Pharmacists performance at the Sarasota Film Festival to get Bob Pomeroy thinking about ska again. Trust us, it makes sense. A few days later he finds the rude boys skanking with the Toasters in St. Petersburg.

Speechless

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Columnist Bob Pomeroy’s belated reaction to the 2004 election takes us through his own personal grieving process. The common link between these discs is, they all lack vocals.

Can Rock and Roll Save America?

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Bob Pomeroy surveys the vast array of anti-Bush events and concert tours that are taking place all over the country and can’t help but be more than a little excited. Catch the fever at Target Or Flag!

Fahrenheit 9/11 Revisited

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On hold because of our recent server troubles, Bob Pomeroy’s in-depth take on Michael Moore’s latest is still about as good as you are going to read anywhere.

North Polar Sounds

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Bob Pomeroy looks north of the Arctic Circle and finds great music. What’s even more surprising, it goes over well on the dance floor.

Give it up for the old guys

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Bob Pomeroy pokes holes in the old maxim about rock n’ roll being a young man’s game with profiles of the Ex, Mekons, and Sonic Youth.

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