Archive for 2012/01

Blacks and Whites

My father was an expert. Never one of the guys, he’d hold back in a group, make whiskey sours, thumb through newspapers and magazines at a speed so fast there was not a printing press that could keep up with him. But just when you thought he wasn’t paying attention, he’d interrupt. He’d have to […]

Time Magazine Band

"Want to Be a Rock Star? You’ll Need $100,000" Remember that band in the bubble? Their name was..? I can’t remember. But I do recall them e-mailing me that this was a breakthrough opportunity, getting on a TV show, and now they could reach so many more people! But it turned out those who cared […]


Just because someone yells, that doesn’t mean you should listen. Netflix gained 610,000 subscribers in the U.S. last quarter. The company is just shy of its all time high, it’s now got 24.4 million subscribers, it had 24.59 million at its peak. In other words, the only thing Reed Hastings did wrong was react to […]

Miles To Dayton

I got an e-mail from a guy listening to this band saying he becomes so enraptured he misses his freeway exit. And the imagery and the fact that this guy had no business involvement, he was just a fan, made me check it out. And this stuff is always bad. Amateurs who’ve got no idea […]