If the Jews wrote the hits …
Jul30

If the Jews wrote the hits …

Here’re a few thoughts on classic rock tunes if they had (truly) been written by my brethren – the Chosen People: 1. Dirty Deeds Done for a Very Reasonable Price – AC/DC 2. Stairway to Brisket – Led Zeppelin 3. Twist and Kvetch – The Beatles 4. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Cake) – The Four Tops 5. Stayin’ Alive (Thanks to My Son the Doctor) – The Bee Gees 6. Money –...

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Happy Birthday Sir Mick!
Jul26

Happy Birthday Sir Mick!

66 years old today … That’s right, 66....

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The end of an error … never challenge the listeners.
Jul14

The end of an error … never challenge the listeners.

No less than 8 different people called to let me know that WBCN was going off the air. In a move calculated on a P&L sheet and nowhere else, one of Rock’s flagship stations (41 years of broadcasting …) has been running essentially on fumes for the last 5 years, and since it’s hard to sell advertising on stations with no listeners, something had to be done. I get that. Radio stations are businesses, and like all...

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Tales from the Naked City – A cautionary tale…
Jul03

Tales from the Naked City – A cautionary tale…

I keep tabs on former consulting clients. It’s always valuable to know what folks’re up to, how they’re doing, and if there’s the possibility for future advice or work. In a previous entry, “The Good Guy Network,” I outlined how/why good people help each other, and why those less desirable, shady characters tend to fade away. I reread the post, and decided to check up on a couple former clients...

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Bye bye Karl:  A small diversion…
Jul01

Bye bye Karl: A small diversion…

Karl Malden died. He was 97. Capping a string of celebrity and “celebrity” deaths, his probably won’t go as noticed as others. But he reminded me, in an instant, of a catchphrase which has become totally ubiquitous in American culture: Karl Malden was an extremely talented actor. He won an Academy Award, starred in movies like “On the Waterfront” and ” Streetcar Named Desire,” and he was (a...

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