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David Heinemeier Hansson at Startup School 08

I just blew half an hour watching this guy when I should be on the freeway to the Valley, to pick up Felice and go to Staples to see Michael Buble. Michael Buble? I don’t give a shit about Buble, his manager is a friend of mine.  No one is more passionate about his acts […]

Crazy Heart

What kind of crazy fucked up world do we live in where the phony country music in a movie is better than everything on the hit parade? I bought that Alpha Band album.  I didn’t think T Bone Burnett was that good.  But I guess he developed.  Which is why all our pop stars don’t […]

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Antony & the Johnsons What kind of crazy fucked up world do we live in where this innovative act’s new album "The Crying Light" can enter the European chart at number one, notching a #2 in Spain and Sweden, #3 in Denmark, #4 in France, Holland and Norway, #9 in Italy and #18 in the […]

New York Magazine Songwriting Issue

“The more specific she was, the more relatable it seemed.” (Beth Laird on Taylor Swift) What kind of crazy fucked up world do we live in where pop songs are written by committee, oftentimes excluding the performer, and country songs are written by the artist? One in which country is personal and relatable and pop […]