Archive for the 'The Music' Category

The New Lana Del Rey Album

“Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd”: This is a dorm room record. I was hiking in the mountains listening to a podcast featuring my friend, the proprietor of, Jackson Hogen. We don’t agree on everything, but this was a good primer on equipment and ski areas. To buy your […]

Burt Sugarman-This Week’s Podcast

Producer Burt Sugarman just put “The Midnight Special” on YouTube. We talk about the show as well as Burt’s career, from TV to hamburgers! You’ll be fascinated!

The iHeart Music Awards

I didn’t see anybody I knew. Well, that’s not completely true. John Sykes was there. And Taylor Swift. But these awards shows are usually industry clusterf*cks. The hang supersedes the show. Everybody is in the lobby, schmoozing. But that’s not what was happening last night. You see it’s no longer one unified music business anymore. […]


The independent music world will continue to grow. As the mainstream continues to shrink. The independent growth will come primarily from acts that play live. If you’re going for chart success you’re in one world. If you’re trying to build a fan base you’re in another. Don’t expect the mainstream press, still dominated by the […]