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"Midnight Cowboy"
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“Midnight Cowboy” — Sleep Aid

Today Zero to 180 turns eight. Several months ago, I received a surprise phone call from writer, Steve Rosen, who informed me that he was putting together a feature article for Cincinnati Magazine that uses my “Cincinnati in Song” piece as a launching point.. Furthermore, for this piece, I was

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"Asphalt Cowboy"
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Sleepy’s “Asphalt Cowboy”: First & Best Version

Don’t be misled by the German 7-inch soundtrack companion whose A-side bears the dual title, “Midnight Cowboy–Asphalt Cowboy” — Ferrante & Teicher did not, in fact, release an early version of the truck-driving country classic, “Asphalt Cowboy” in 1969. Sleepy LaBeef, in truth, recorded the first — and greatest —

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"Midnight Cowboy"
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Cincinnati: Hard Rock Capital of the World?

I have an album of repackaged material from the Buddah label — a compilation entitled Heavy Mix — that is one of the odder releases from everyone’s favorite reissue label, Pickwick.  I love that the cover art has a cement theme: Even more intriguing than the kitschy cover concept is

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