Archive for 2008/11

Ticket Prices

You can’t get a good ticket.  Not unless you’re an insider or you’re willing to pay a ton of dough on the aftermarket.  To what degree is this hurting the music industry? There’s a fascinating analysis on ESPN’s site that claims that the luxury box, high-priced ticket stadiums in the NFL have eviscerated home field […]

Atlantic Records Says Digital Sales Trump Physical CD Revenues

My inbox is filling up with this inane story. What blows my mind is that the "New York Times" can write this tripe with no analysis and Websites like can repeat it.  This wouldn’t have happened when Jeff Leeds was on the beat.  But he’s gone.  Cut off your nose to spite your face.  […]

The Tribe

1. Who Is The Leader Of The Tribe? What got fucked up in the nineties was that the label became the tribe leader, the label made the decisions. The leader of the tribe is the act. Everything flows from the act. As Jim Guerinot told me, it’s the act’s name on the marquee. If an […]

Slumdog Millionaire

"Have you seen ‘Slumdog Millionaire’?" My shrink was making a point re money.  Not having seen the film, I didn’t completely understand it. But when I opened the newspaper and found out everybody was handicapping the flick as number one in the Oscar race, I wanted to see it. I don’t know how you rise […]