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STREAMTV – VARIETY SHOW ON MNN HOSTED BY BRIAN MCLANE

July 31st, 2012 · No Comments · Social Commentary

Back in 2003 I still had a cable show that ran regularly on MNN called StreamTV. The premise was that there were four segments and a band each week including Life, Art, Rock and Tech. I have a crate full of VHS that need to be converted (again?) to digital. It was a lot of […]

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THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IN CRISIS

June 29th, 2011 · No Comments · music

Chris Purifoy, Co-founder of the Restoring Music Foundation, has embarked upon crowdsourced research document titled, “Defining the Music Industry Crisis“. Since the start of the project in 2007, the issues have been discussed all across Linkedin in numerous professional music industry circles (most notably within the well respected Music and Entertainment Professionals group). In the […]

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THE LAST GUY WEARING A TIE

May 25th, 2011 · No Comments · Social Commentary

I’m on the subway and I notice how I’m the only one wearing a tie. It’s not Friday…. casual Friday was a great idea. But the concept has extended to business casual, no tie needed, jeans and scruffy beard are okay for guys, sandals and hippie chic for girls….. Wait. Doesn’t anyone care anymore? Literally […]

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SOFIA’S FIRST EASTER EGG HUNT

April 24th, 2011 · No Comments · Social Commentary

Fun at Church again. I still crack up at David Johansen who made fun of going to Church at the New York Dolls show when I saw them at the Bowery Ballroom…. like anyone could have fun at Church. Yes David we can, and I still love the Dolls. But yes after I’m done moaning […]

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THE ULTIMATE EVOLUTION OF PUNK ROCK

March 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Social Commentary

Some people swear by the secret, some by Scientology or the Koran. I am a Christian, which may strike many people who know me as odd. The New York Dolls on Wednesday and Church on Sunday. With all due respect to David Johansen who quipped “Let’s Go To Church” at the Bowery Ballroom Show last […]

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