Nota Bene #117: Wake Up!

“Hollywood is so crooked that Mafia gangsters are entirely outclassed and don’t stand a chance. People in Hollywood are smarter. They have more sophisticated knowledge of money and deals and how to steal legally rather than illegally.” Who said it? Continue reading

Nota Bene #103: Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse

“To take people from the music world and give them the same kind of credibility that you give me, Morgan Freeman, Laurence Fishburne, Forest Whitaker—that’s like an aberration. I know there’s some young actor sitting in New York or L.A. who’s spent half of his life learning how to act and sacrificing to learn his craft but isn’t going to get his opportunity because of some ‘actor’ who’s been created.” Who said it? Continue reading

Nota Bene #93: Linksgiving

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame deserves Madonna…

daveclark5.jpg My old pal and bandmate Mike asked me to write a few lines about this, so I will:

This year’s induction group for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (hereafter referred to as the R&R HOF) includes the following:

Leonard Cohen, John Mellencamp, The Dave Clark Five, and The Ventures. Madonna’s been inducted, too, but I’ll get to her in a few….

Let’s look at this group with a purely jaundiced eye (mine) for a few moments, shall we? And let’s NOT look at them as fans but as reasonable, rational creatures who know something about music, the music business, and about the traitor to music horse shit purveyor that is Jann Wenner, chair of the artist selection committee, who manipulates the selection system. Continue reading