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Do We Need Record Labels?

The short answer is absolutely not.  10 or 15 years ago, labels were comprised of creative, imaginative people, with a great deal of money at their disposal and the knowledge and vision as to how to best utilize both. Almost all those people are gone.  They have been replaced  by people that are desperate to … Continue reading

Sonos Play Bar and Random thoughts

As I have stated before, I always have either the TV or music on.  I hardly ever listen to music on terrestrial radio.  When I do  listen to the radio I am almost always listening to Sportstalk radio, usually WFAN.  I do listen to Sirius, but usually only in my car.  Huey Lewis once said, … Continue reading

MTV, Bon Jovi and life in the 80s

I see that the original MTV VJs are on a publicity “run” supporting a new book that they have collectively written.  Normally I would say that something like this is gratuitous and unnecessary.  In this case it is quite the opposite.  There is no questions in my mind that MTV changed the cultural landscape of … Continue reading

Clive, Tommy and the Guys Who Make them Look Good

I am not a blogger that writes every day.  I often don’t have anything meaningful to say.  Some may contend that I NEVER have anything meaningful to say.  I meant to comment on this a few weeks back, but never got the idea formalized in my head.  I was inspired by Bob Lefsetz’s (a long … Continue reading

There is a Light At The End of the Tunnel

I don’t know about you, but I tend to think of music in eras.  The melodic equivalent of how a Paleontologist thinks of  the periods of man. Before the Beatles, things were chaotic.  A lot of different music being made, but with the exception of Sinatra, the early jazz greats and the burgeoning folk movement, … Continue reading

Random Grammy Stuff

Is Taylor Swift a star, or just a cute girl with good songs.  Though her performance was better than some of her other appearances, she still looked like she was doing Karaoke in front of a mirror in her bedroom. Will her career be over when she stops getting her heart broken? How many times … Continue reading

Alice In Chains Revisited

My daughter Jessica had to go to back to work. So I drove her back to her apartment in NYC this morning.  On the way back I was listening to “Lithium”, a channel on Sirius/XM.  I don’t listen to this channel much, but it seems to be one that is dedicated to rock music of … Continue reading

The Long Island Sound

Many of you are reading this while sitting at the kitchen table in the house you grew up in. That is not possible for me. My parents sold my childhood home on Long Island, shortly after I got my first apartment in NYC. I seldom get back to Long Island. But when I do the … Continue reading