Archive for 2017/02

The Oscars

Who cares? How did America’s go-to awards show, the creme de la creme, lose touch with its audience? Let’s start with the movies themselves. Not only is the human touch that built Hollywood purveyed now on television, but the fantasy/superhero flicks that are made to play around the world are not honored by the Academy. […]

Eddie and Felice

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation – CNN My favorite Van Halen track is “And The Cradle Will Rock…” It used to be “Runnin’ With The Devil,” but I got hooked on the remastered version of “And The Cradle Will Rock…” on 1996’s “Best Of Volume 1.” I drove around in my BMW with the Alpine changer […]

Vail Buys Stowe

“Vail Resorts to buy Vermont’s Stowe ski area for $50 million” This is a story of disruption. Ideas are everything, but execution is key. Rob Katz, Chairman and CEO of Vail Resorts, retweeted Guy Kawasaki’s link to a story about this just a day before the deal closed: “Sorry But Successful People Don’t Care About […]

Eric Church Cancels Tickets

“Eric Church’s Manager Explains How He Cancelled 25,000 Tickets Held By Scalpers” This is not about letting 25,000 fans in. This is about letting fans and potential fans know that Eric Church is on their side, and we haven’t had that spirit here since the MTV era, not in someone who can sell out arenas. […]