Archive for the 'Pop Culture' Category

Hamilton In L.A.

How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore And a Scotsman dropped in the middle of a forgotten Spot in the Caribbean by providence, impoverished, in squalor Grow up to be a hero and a scholar? It might have been “We Will Rock You.” Or “Rolling In The Deep.” Or any hit of today. […]

The World Series

It ain’t over til it’s over. That’s the defining characteristic of baseball. There’s no garbage time, no running out of the clock. Until the final out is made, the other team can always win. There was football when I grew up. I remember listening to the championship game in my mother’s Ford Falcon, where you […]

New Rules

NO ONE KNOWS EVERYTHING If your goal is world-domination, give up. Hell, people don’t even know about shootings these days. You’ve got to operate in your niche and hope to cross over but don’t expect everybody to know you or your work, it’s utterly impossible, the only one with 24/7 attention is Trump. POLITICS RULES […]


Me On CNN Katherine Kendall was on after me. I was driving to the Troubadour the night before, flipping the news channels on Sirius, and I heard her story, about Harvey Weinstein chasing her around his apartment, about hiding out in a bar to get away from him. And here she was. I don’t work […]