Archive for 2010/07

Duty Now For The Future

SIXTIES The Beatles and the British Invasion prove there’s a huge appetite for music amongst the baby boomers.  An era of experimentation is ushered in, aided by FM radio.  It’s about the statement.  If you want to know what’s going on, you buy records and listen to the radio. SEVENTIES The sixties hang over until […]

John Grant “Queen Of Denmark”

This is literally bringing tears to my eyes. Do you remember going to the record store?  Not today’s uber-hip emporia, giving the middle finger to digital, but the one in the sixties?  Maybe not even an independent, but a chain?  Like E.J. Korvette? I do. One hot summer I drove to Korvettes in Trumbull to […]

Quote Of The Day

Jeff Bezos to Charlie Rose: "Before if you were making a product, the right business strategy was to put 70% of your attention, energy, and dollars into shouting about a product, and 30% into making a great product. So you could win with a mediocre product, if you were a good enough marketer. That is […]

R8 NOT A8!!

I screwed up.  My e-mail told me. I provided the right link, but I gave the wrong name.  The A8 is a mighty fine car…FOR A SEDAN! Yup, the A8 is the top of the line sedan, the R8 is something all together different.  Twice the price, the R8 is a cousin of the Lamborghini […]