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Me At Stream

Music: The Canary in the Coal Mine, Bob Lefsetz, Ignite, Wpp Stream USA I don’t need no stinkin’ slides! This was an Ignite talk, one of about a dozen at the Stream conference two weeks ago. I agreed to do it because that way people would know who I was. I’ve never used PowerPoint, which […]

The Haves and the Have-Nots

The haves make singles and the have-nots make albums. I know, I know, that sounds counterintuitive, but it’s the reality. Ask yourself if you’re in the hit business, if so, you’re a have. If you’re not, you’re a have-not. And at this point hits are hip-hop influenced, pop is dying, but we’ll include it too. […]

Joe Walsh’s 70th Birthday Party

Life’s been good to me so far. I first saw the James Gang at Staples High School, in Westport, Connecticut, in the spring of 1970, they were opening for Rhinoceros, and when Joe sat at the organ and played the intro to “Take a Look Around”… I was elated. Steph turned me on to “Yer’ […]


I’m not supposed to talk about it. Actually, I asked Martin Sorrell’s permission, actually SIR Martin Sorrell, and he said to run it by him first. Ain’t gonna do that. Actually, I deleted the e-mail the first time through. I’m invited to scores of conferences. I won’t go unless you pay me. Hell, you’re reading […]