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More Flash Boys+

Customers trust the banks. Fans trust the acts. Therefore, high speed electronic trading could not be eradicated and we can’t go to all-in ticketing. You don’t want to believe your banker is ripping you off. But that’s what these big brokerage houses were doing in their dark pools. Selling access to high speed traders. Making […]

Jesse Winchester

I lived with the decent folks In the hills of old Vermont I know I’ve become the obituary guy, but Jesse Winchester had a place in the firmament and now he’s been completely forgotten, a footnote who’s succumbed to the sands of time. Kind of like “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” No one knows that […]

Rhinofy-Crosby, Stills & Nash Primer

SUITE: JUDY BLUE EYES It wasn’t an immediate hit. “Marrakesh Express” got all the airplay. And being in excess of seven minutes long, radio was reluctant to play the track in its entirety, the days of free format radio were dying. So the initial Crosby, Stills & Nash album developed slowly, most of us heard […]

Rhinofy-Ry Cooder Primer

TATTLER Start here. Because you know this one, most probably in its Linda Ronstadt incarnation from “Hasten Down The Wind,” the album with the Karla Bonoff covers. Ry and his producer Russ Titelman take credit for writing it…along with Washington Phillips, whose version I’ve also included, it’s quite the blueprint. Anyway, the soul of the […]