Archive for 2017/11

The Haves and the Have-Nots

The haves make singles and the have-nots make albums. I know, I know, that sounds counterintuitive, but it’s the reality. Ask yourself if you’re in the hit business, if so, you’re a have. If you’re not, you’re a have-not. And at this point hits are hip-hop influenced, pop is dying, but we’ll include it too. […]

Joe Walsh’s 70th Birthday Party

Life’s been good to me so far. I first saw the James Gang at Staples High School, in Westport, Connecticut, in the spring of 1970, they were opening for Rhinoceros, and when Joe sat at the organ and played the intro to “Take a Look Around”… I was elated. Steph turned me on to “Yer’ […]

EAT B-Sharp Turntable

The last time I bought a turntable was this weekend. Forty one years ago. My parents told me I could buy the stereo of my dreams as a college graduation present, but having the traveling gene I declined, until I ended up in Los Angeles going to law school and took them up on their […]


We all end up the same. We spend our entire lives trying to individuate. We’re climbing the ladder, separating ourselves from the pack, moving on up, but then we’re old and broken down, clinging to memories of what once was while the Big C or some other health issue grabs our ankles while we’re least […]