Archive for the 'Life and Life Only' Category

Bernie Sanders

Could this be the future of the music business? ARTIST DEVELOPMENT Oldsters lament the disappearance of this. Wherein labels subsidized the creativity of musicians. The term has been bastardized in the twenty first century, “artist development” means jetting an act from nowhere to stardom over a short period of time, usually in one album cycle. […]

Jerry’s Memorial

I wish I loved people as much as Jerry Weintraub. Then Billy Crystal would do shtick about me, George Clooney would imitate me, Matt Damon would tell personal stories about me and Paul Anka would personalize the lyrics of “My Way” for me. It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock and […]

Yogi Berra

He was a team player in a world where stars dominated. The press was all about Mickey, but it was Yogi who we loved. And kept on loving long after his playing days were through, because although he was a member of the jockocracy, Yogi danced to the beat of his own drummer, he was […]

More Oslo

I forgot to tell you I went to the Viking Ship Museum! I’m back in Santa Monica and I feel like I’m still moving at 600 miles an hour. You know, that feeling where your body’s all tingly and you’re afraid you’re gonna lose your balance? I started early this morning in Oslo. Our takeoff […]