Archive for the 'Apple' Category


The Apple Scam

This only works if they get rid of CDs and files. Here’s the skinny… Jimmy Iovine and the major labels are conspiring to get rid of free. Not only the free tier on Spotify, but YouTube too. Apple writes a check to the labels on 40 million subscribers for years, whether they reach that number […]

Indiana

Aren’t we supposed to hate corporations? But Tim Cook wrote a piece in the “Washington Post” and the governor blinked, it was techies and WALMART that stopped Indiana in its tracks. Isn’t this what musicians used to do? But musicians are afraid of offending people, afraid of being “Dixie-Chicked,” busy complaining that they just can’t […]

The Steve Jobs Book

“Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader” You are not Steve Jobs. If you’re reading this book for tips, to model yourself in his image, you’re making a big mistake. Because Steve Jobs was sui generis. And so are you. That’s one of the things wrong with America. The […]

Never Say Never

Coke is in a tailspin, McDonald’s is dying, a star football player retires after one year of play, Apple offers twenty five TV channels for $30-$40 and SXSW is now a tech, not a music, festival. Dude, what happened to my country? If you’re expecting the past to come back, if you’re lamenting the loss […]