Archive for 2018/11

Richie Furay Delivers At The Troubadour

Well there’s just a little bit of magic In the country music we’re singin’ Richie Furay did not expect to be here fifty years later, and neither did we. It’s not that we saw rock music as a fad, but that we thought we’d never get old, and if per chance we did, we’d be […]

CMA Ratings Decline

34% in the 18-49 target demo, and 29.5% overall. Is it television or is it the music? Both. Let’s start with TV, we no longer live in a monoculture, the only appointment TV is the Super Bowl, not because of the game but because it’s become a national holiday, many attendees at parties don’t even […]

Sheryl Sandberg

“Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis” Why are the tireless self-promoters always the ones who fall from grace? Why do they always have blind spots? Why do we buy their act and then find out it’s built on fiction? We knew this. Sheryl Sandberg lived a charmed life with little loss, […]

Home For The Holidays

Clapton Christmas Sometimes you try too hard. In today’s competitive market, where you can make it but the label won’t put it out until it’s convinced it’s a hit, everybody feels the pressure, and this works against music. Whereas Eric Clapton’s Christmas album seems to be a toss-off, getting a group of people together in […]