When Feedback Is Full Of It (With Conan O’Brien)

Conan went from being a writer on SNL and the Simpson’s in his 20s, to taking over for Letterman as he turned 30. Talk about a promotion. No pressure! To make things worse, he wasn’t just filling big shoes, he was also charged by the network to help find a younger audience. That gave him … Continue reading When Feedback Is Full Of It (With Conan O’Brien)

Sunday Music: Bullion And ‘96 Feels

I’ve been going through boxes (and milk crates, and plastic bins, and…) of old CDs. Since I apparently don’t own a CD player outside of my car, I’ve been digging up whatever I can up online, and whatever I can’t, well, don’t get me started (but if you get in my car you will be … Continue reading Sunday Music: Bullion And ‘96 Feels

Sunday Music: Love Myself Better Than You

So what happens when you have to subscribe to yet another streaming service to watch a midweek soccer game, and then partway through a Saturday morning you remember a Super Bowl commercial told you Beavis and Butthead was on said platform, but instead you discover a short list of old MTV Unplugged episodes? You (and … Continue reading Sunday Music: Love Myself Better Than You

Podcast Of The Week: Remembering MF DOOM

What do you do when a murderers’ row of critics, curators, and artist representatives all talk about the beginnings of one of your favorite artist’s careers? You listen twice. This isn’t for everyone, but there’s an MBA in here somewhere for those that care. MF DOOM passed away on Halloween at the age of 49, … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Remembering MF DOOM

Sunday Music: The Good Life

Maybe it’s because it’s my birthday this week, maybe it’s because there’s been so much work to do lately, maybe it’s because quarantining has got us all so… quarantined. Maybe it’s because I only just discovered Pinkerton was re-released as a bonus edition with extra tracks including live acoustic versions and I’ve listened to it … Continue reading Sunday Music: The Good Life

Podcast Of The Week: El-P And Killer Mike Talk Their Past And The State Of Culture And Music In 2020 With Bob Lefsetz

I know, I’ve already plugged it twice, but Run The Jewels on The Bob Lefsetz Podcast really was that good. Get your takeaways here and here. RTJ and other references are here. A little personal background is in order: I bought Company Flow’s Funcrusher Plus from my local indie music store in 1997/1998. My mind … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: El-P And Killer Mike Talk Their Past And The State Of Culture And Music In 2020 With Bob Lefsetz

Leadership Lessons From Ms. Frizzle

In the 80s and 90s, Ms. Frizzle and her Magic School Bus were impossible for a kid to avoid. There were books, TV shows, and even video games, all with the parent/teacher/Presidential blessing of being labeled “educational!” And, to be honest - they were actually pretty great. With author Joanna Cole‘s passing, I was looking … Continue reading Leadership Lessons From Ms. Frizzle

Sunday Music: Heaven Let Your Light Shine Down

In 1993-1994, Collective Soul’s breakout single was the song “Shine.” It was inescapable. Any kid with a radio and an interest in “alternative” music heard it way too many times. The funny thing about these types of hits is how they get etched into your brain from sheer exposure. I don’t think I even noticed … Continue reading Sunday Music: Heaven Let Your Light Shine Down