One of popular music’s greatest artists was also an icon of content marketing This may be the most unexpected tribute you read to Rock megastar David Bowie, who has died at age […]
TunesWeek: the ’90s video that changed the world
Part 5 in a series. Once upon a time there was Def Leppard and Motley Crue and Skid Row. Then this video happened and that, as they say, was that.
TunesWeek: ’90s video and Spike Jonze
Part 4 in a series. It sometimes seemed like MTV in the 1990s was little more than a video résumé for one Adam Spiegel, aka Spike Jonze. He seemed to be the guy […]
Nota Bene #114: Big Star
“The radio makes hideous sounds.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #113: Seth's Near-Death
“Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #100: Il Planetario di Figaro
Wow, 100 issues of Nota Bene! Props to Russ for helping me for a while with this nifty little S&R feature. Never mind all that now, let’s get on with this issue. […]
OMFG Prez sez Kaynes a jackass
Oh hell, MTV plays what certainly looks like a bad public relations stunt replete with silly hair and some acting that makes the WWF look Shakespearean and the next thing you know […]
Aerosmith: a remembrance from my teenage years
One of my favorite bands is Aerosmith, but in the early 1980s I didn’t know it. I was happily listening to songs like “Walk This Way” and “Dream On” and “Back in […]
TunesDay: The best CDs of 2008, pt. 3 – the CD of the Year
To truly love some silly little piece of music, or some band, so much that it hurts…. – Sapphire On June 9, 1992, Fontana Records released an album called Ferment from a […]
TunesDay: NIN, Lefsetz and the realities of Net success
In case you missed it, Trent Reznor yesterday released the new Nine Inch Nails CD, The Slip, as a free download. I’ve only had time to listen to it once, and that […]