Archive for 2018/11

The Show’s The Thing: The Legendary Promoters Of Rock

They got it right. When so many get it so wrong. Of course I’ve got complaints. First and foremost, those who were left out. Then again, those who pay for the writing of history control it. And the people involved did a mighty fine job. If you were there, you’ll resonate. If you weren’t, maybe […]

Rap-Love It Or Hate It-SiriusXM This Week

Tune in tomorrow, Tuesday November 27th, on Volume 106, 7 PM East, 4 PM West. Phone #: 844-6-VOLUME, 844-686-5863 Twitter: @siriusxmvolume/#lefsetzlive Hear the episode live on SiriusXM VOLUME: HearLefsetzLive If you miss the episode, you can hear it on demand on the SiriusXM app: LefsetzLive

The Luck Of The Draw

The Luck Of The Draw We’ve de-emphasized songwriting. That used to be the holy grail, to write a song that encapsulated life, that’s why music was the most powerful artistic medium, its ability to nail exactly what we were feeling. Last night I was listening to Seth Godin’s podcast about marketing. And Seth’s smart, but […]

Sideshow/Main Show

The internet killed the sideshow. You remember the sideshow, populated by acts who got record deals but just could not create a hit. The list is endless. Little Feat. Bonnie Raitt before she lucked out nearly twenty years later. The sideshow was kept alive by media, word of mouth and scarcity. Hit fans were grazers, […]