Archive for February 2009

An Open Letter To My Ex-Wife In The World Changing Business (Or You don’t have to be beautiful…but it helps)

February 28, 2009

Dear favorite ex-wife who spends her time trying to change the world:

No matter what happens in our next 50 years, you know no will love you more than me. And I respect more than anyone the things you are trying to do.

If it wasn’t for people like you the world would never have the opportunity to be as great as it could be.

But I want to be sure you know what’s really going on.

And how the world really works.

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The Blog Post That Riled Eminem And Gave Steve Jobs A Court Date

February 25, 2009

On February 6, 2007 Steve Jobs wrote his “Thoughts On Music” on the Apple website.

He explained Apple’s need to ‘license rights to distribute music from others,’ mentioning Universal and the other large record companies.

This ubiquitous statement may now be the death nell for already struggling record companies.

Why?

Because Eminem read Steve Jobs ‘thoughts’, that line in particular and got pissed.

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Everything Is Amazing, But Nobody Is Happy

February 24, 2009

Below is the funniest video I’ve seen since Feldman’s Oscar recap.

“Hey, is that camera on? I got something to say!” (Or The Map Is Not The Territory)

February 23, 2009

puffy

Everyone’s talking about money these days so when a family member sent me a link to a tv show featuring my cousin and how he made his money I was shocked but decided to watch.

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The Chartreuse Official Grammy Weekend Post (Or Artists Gone Wild!)

February 7, 2009

One of the more interesting stories in the history of music is the one about the Guns & Roses album, ‘Chinese Democracy’. It took almost 20 years to create. In between most of the band members quit.

The band signed a deal with Best Buy to be the only distributor of the album. Best Buy expected to sell 1.2 million. It has barely sold 500,000 worldwide.

The album came out in November of 2008.Parts of the album was leaked as far back as 2003 .

The band refused to put out videos for the album.

The leader of the band, Axl Rose, refused to do interviews and hasn’t done one in 9 years.

Until now.

And seeing that he got the questions in advance, it’s a doozy.

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Art, Rocks and Obama (Or how to live in the age of the perpetual remix)

February 5, 2009

Back when I was in the record business one of my bosses would always say you can find the future by looking at the edges.

Well he didn’t say that exactly but he would always go first to the gay clubs and see what they was listening to now because he claimed, by next year, everyone would be listening to it.

Some things don’t change.

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