Archive for the 'Pop Culture' Category


We’re The Stars Now

That’s right, the hoi polloi, the supposed flyover people, the peanut gallery…WE RULE! And we have contempt for you if you step out of your lane. We may even have contempt for you if you stay in your lane! That’s what the billionaire backlash is all about. Stoking the starmaker machinery Behind the popular song […]

Recognition

No one knows who anybody is anymore! My e-mail has been buzzing with the Coachella lineup. Who are these acts? Can they really draw fans, is their audience that big? Now Rage Against the Machine… They’re headliners, their reunion is news, but are forty and fiftysomethings going to Coachella? I don’t think so, unless they’re […]

The Kaepernick Shoe

What kind of crazy, fucked-up world do we live in where Jay Z makes a deal with the NFL and Nike’s Colin Kaepernick shoe sells out? One in which keeping your mouth shut for money is passe and being a member of the group is less important than being an individual. It’s the sixties all […]

Billie Eilish/Van Halen

She doesn’t know the band. And Twitter is going WILD! I saw “Van Halen” was trending so I clicked through to see if a band member had died. Then I was exposed to this war that will live and die online and most people will never be aware of. But this is not a diss […]