Archive for 2015/10

Rhinofy-Jackson Browne Playlist

DOCTOR MY EYES The first time you probably heard him. But I discovered him at the Fillmore East, opening for Laura Nyro in December 1970, during her annual Christmas spectacular, they were both managed by David Geffen, ergo Jackson’s appearance. Very few people impress you the first time out, especially if you’re completely unfamiliar with […]

The Tower Records Documentary

This is not the movie you wanted it to be. This is a business story. About the power of individuals, with big dreams and the ability and desire to make them come true. No Russ Solomon, no Tower Records. Your heart will pitter-patter when you see Elton John combing the aisles in a tracksuit before […]

The Tsar of Love and Techno

The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories Marketing is a start. But it’s word of mouth that rules this world. And I’m telling you to read Anthony Marra’s new book, “The Tsar of Love and Techno.” Not because it has music in the title, but because it will make you forget about your little life […]

The Desperate Decade

The switch flipped back in 1980, maybe the beginning of ’81, it coincided with the election of Reagan, but what really happened back then, what started in the late seventies, was a focus on money. Baby boomers didn’t care about money. They’d grown up with enough of it. And those who hadn’t didn’t know any […]