The Internet: Local writer's doing it right

Never mind dancing hamsters. This is what the internet was made for.

Mt. Tremper writer Tony Fletcher, whose jazz-to-punk history of the New York music scene, All Hopped Up And Ready To Go, came out last year, has teamed up with on an online radio station playing the music he chronicles in the book. It's a work in progress. Fletcher is going chapter by chapter, starting with the Harlem jazz scene in the 1920s.

It's pretty cool stuff, and a testament to how many powerful tools the web is offering now. Not long ago, a project like this would have required serious tech skills.

Having at my back will enable me to focus on what I do best, writing about music rather than programming software.