Archive for 2015/09

John Oliver vs. Lorne Michaels

Who has the best farm team, Lorne Michaels or Jon Stewart? The latter is retired, but he spawned Stephen Colbert and John Oliver. Who has Lorne hatched for us lately? NOBODY! But Lorne controls the media, he’s the King of New York! But there’s a new emperor in town. Welcome to 2015 where there’s so […]

The Sisario Article

“Hip-Hop and R&B Fans Embrace Streaming Services” Read this. It’s the most important information about the music business online today. Which means that you’ll probably never see it, you’re probably still reeling from that faux article in the “Tennessean” saying that the co-writer of “All About That Bass” only made $5,679 from streaming: “‘All About […]

Jerry’s Memorial

I wish I loved people as much as Jerry Weintraub. Then Billy Crystal would do shtick about me, George Clooney would imitate me, Matt Damon would tell personal stories about me and Paul Anka would personalize the lyrics of “My Way” for me. It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock and […]

Rhinofy-The Cars

I didn’t buy the LP because of the cover. Any band that refuses to put its mugs on its debut…makes me suspicious. Meanwhile, that girl in the photo…she seemed to be from a different era, not 1978, when New Wave was ascendant. And then I heard the record. That’s right, I passed up a chance […]