Archive for 2017/07


Bieber Stops

The road kills. Used to be you went on the road to promote the record. Now you go on the road to make bucks. Now let’s not make this about Napster, or Spotify either. The truth is if you’re winning on the road, you’re making more dough in adjusted dollars than you were in the […]

Electric Cars & CTE

Is there a connection? In case you’re unaware of today’s JAMA report, 110 of 111 NFL players were found to have CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Now this is a select group, deceased players whose brains have been donated to Boston University, but if even every other dead player since the study began was found to […]

Is All Publicity Good Publicity?

No one talks about Uber anymore. I was listening to Howard Stern interview Robert O’Neill, the guy who shot Bin Laden, and he got me, I fired up my phone and downloaded the sample chapter of his book “The Operator” to my Kindle. Previously the hype had slid off me. I’d seen “Zero Dark Thirty.” […]

Garth Brooks At The Forum

It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday Actually, it was sometime after eleven. Garth Brooks could be the biggest act in America. But in today’s siloed world where everything exists in its own niche, you can be unaware of this. Until you go to a show. Tickets are eighty bucks. And Garth keeps adding shows until […]