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Glenn Frey and the Art of Collaboration

Glenn Frey, who passed away January 18 at age 67, did not shine in the spotlight like David Bowie did. His solo career was somewhat successful and had its moments, notably with the 1980s hits “The Heat Is On” “Smuggler’s … Continue reading

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Don Henley’s “Cass County”: The Sweet Ache of Loss and Reflection

I knew I was going to like Don Henley’s recently released country album, Cass County, the moment I heard Miranda Lambert’s graceful vocal and the sweet harmonica on the opening song, Tift Merritt’s “Bramble Rose.” The melodic harmonica evoked “Sweet … Continue reading

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How a janitor and “Hotel California” shaped me

If I have enjoyed any success as a writer and marketer, I need to thank the guy who pushed a broom and carried out the trash at my junior high school in 1977. His name was Larry, and he introduced … Continue reading

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To get creative, get “Lost”

How do creative ideas flourish? The May 14 issue of Entertainment Weekly provides one perspective through an oral history of the development of the pilot episode of Lost, as told by many of the principal players, including J.J. Abrams. Two … Continue reading

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U2 and the revenge of “old media”

Have you noticed U2’s gutsy distribution strategy for the newly released No Line on the Horizon? I don’t mean the predictable release of the album on MySpace prior to its March 3 launch in stores — but rather the heavy … Continue reading

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Let us now praise old rock and rollers

On September 16, B.B. King turned 83, just weeks after releasing his latest recording, the well received One Kind Favor, and on the same day, 59-year-old Lindsey Buckingham blessed us with Gift of Screws, thus continuing a run of great … Continue reading

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Let us now praise old rock and rollers

On September 16, B.B. King turned 83, just weeks after releasing his latest recording, the well received One Kind Favor, and on the same day, 59-year-old Lindsey Buckingham blessed us with Gift of Screws, thus continuing a run of great … Continue reading

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Baby Boomer fantasyland

Have you heard of the new rock and roll amusement park, the Hard Rock Park? I’m not making this up. Hard Rock Park, opening June 2 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, offers a Led Zeppelin roller coaster, an “Eagles Life … Continue reading

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Baby Boomer fantasyland

Have you heard of the new rock and roll amusement park, the Hard Rock Park? I’m not making this up. Hard Rock Park, opening June 2 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, offers a Led Zeppelin roller coaster, an “Eagles Life … Continue reading

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Long road out of Wal-Mart

While the blogosphere was doting on Radiohead’s digital release of In Rainbows, the Eagles were making their own attempt to sidestep the recording industry with the release of Long Road out of Eden. But I’m not so sure I get … Continue reading

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