Nick Denton’s B Game (Or The Idolator Problem)
I was a lucky teenager.
When I was 18 years old I moved in with a smart, hot 28 year old divorcee.
The night I moved in with her she told me that she was going to teach me something.
How to fuck.
Not make love.
Not have sex.
Because, as she elegantly informed my still tender ears
“…sometimes a woman doesn’t want flowers. She just wants to get laid.”
It was an interesting three years.
Flash Forward 2 years ago.
I was having an argument with my then girlfriend soon to be hooker. She looked at me and told me,in all seriousness
“You really need to learn how to fuck.”
Three years of intense training and 18 years of experience down the drain.
It seems I had a problem then that Nick Denton seems to be having now.
Not bringing your A game.
Idolator is the new music site by Nick Denton.
Like the chick who knew that I spent three years in sex school, people go to Nick Denton’s sites expecting something.
I don’t have to tell you what it is because you either get it or you don’t.
So when the word went out that Denton was starting a music site I was stoked.
No business is as incompetent and influential as the music business.
It’s been begging for the Denton treatment for years.
I was expecting Idolator to kill.
Instead, it’s stillborn.
The writing is good (Nick knows writers) But the editor is oh so lame.
If you’re going to make fun of the music business, really do it.
Don’t do a piece on the Universal Music chief and then show me a picture of some used to be funny movie character.Be honest. Show me a picture of Doug Morris.
In other words,
Learn how to fuck.
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