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Re-I Gotta Try

Re-I Gotta Try Most times you write a song and you never know if anyone’s going to “get” it. When Mike and I wrote “Gotta Try” I thought it was the third best thing we’d written, just behind “This is It” and “What a fool…” We had high hopes. But we both missed the nerve, […]

Ed Sheeran At Staples

It wasn’t your father’s arena show. You remember the baby boomers, the ones lamenting that today’s music sucks? They weren’t in attendance. Nor were their children. I’d put the average attendee at a bit over 16, the children of Generation X, who might be aware of Led Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac but don’t even remember […]

Income Inequality

What about my incentive? I just spent an hour in traffic listening to Nick Hanauer tell me the pitchforks are coming out. Yup, the guy whose TED talk was banned wrote a piece last week on Politico and now the left-leaning NPR has him on delineating the evils of income inequality. But only the converted […]

Video Music Awards

What channel is MTV again? And what kind of crazy fucked up world do we live in where an unscripted precursor is the height of the show. That’s right, the shooting of Suge Knight was this year’s memorable moment, and that’s all the VMAs are about these days, trying to create lasting impressions, which this […]