Live From The Grayish Carpet

Life on the Other Side of Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll

Newsflash (Not): Donald Trump is a Pig (No Offense to Pigs)

I was tired of being enraged every time I logged on to Twitter, so in November, I blocked Donald Trump. Whenever his Tweets made it into my feed — usually … Continue reading

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On Being Epic

This is my third version of this post. I wanted to write about LA Reid and his massive failure as the chairman and CEO of Epic Records. Then I talked … Continue reading

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Ex’s, Oh’s, and Zero Fucks Given

  I was irritated by the relentless use of Zero Fucks Given before I even knew it was a thing.  Zero+Fucks on Google returns a million hits; it’s a movement, a … Continue reading

June 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

Presented Without Comment: A Playlist for Valentine’s Day

“Wonderwall” Ryan Adams “Say Goodbye” Beck “Fire and Rain” Birdy “Poison and Wine” The Civil Wars “Blue” The Jayhawks “Don’t Dream It’s Over” Lolo “Grand Canyon” Magnetic Fields “Angel of … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Cigarettes, Alcohol and Everything Else

Cigarettes and alcohol, 1983 (Photo by Katy Lyle used w/o permission)  I didn’t plan to quit smoking.   I planned to go get another pack of cigarettes when I was down … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · 18 Comments

Blood, Locusts, Boils, Dicks: Paragraph 9 Will Blow You Away!

It was Passover last Friday, and my friend Janet invited me to a Seder.   The timing was perfect.   I’d just published “Blood, Sugar, Sex, Dickheads” and my blog was getting crazy … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blood, Sugar, Sex, Dickheads

It just happened again. I read a news story about Flea playing the national anthem as a bass solo at Kobe’s final game with the Lakers and I went nuts. Every time … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · 209 Comments

The Grammys: Who Left the Dogs Out?

I was disturbed  by the Grammys, but mainly I was confused. I was baffled from the very first words spoken — Taylor Swift’s proclamation that it was the 2016 Grammys … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · 7 Comments

Life, Death, and Facebook

I wasn’t too excited when Facebook launched “On This Day,” which they  describe as “a new way to look back” and I describe as “an irritating souvenir of every mistake … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · 11 Comments

We Need to Talk About Adele

I was going to write a rosy post about Adele, but  I got distracted. I searched Google for articles on  Adele’s 25 and the millions of albums she sold, and instead I read … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · 10 Comments

OK, Stupid

I reactivated my OK Cupid account last week. It may be because I’m bored, or it could be that I need something to think about other than how much I … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · 9 Comments

She’s Like 50

When I was working at E!, my boss, John,  emailed me for contact information for a publicist.   Rather than go to the database and look up her email,  I … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · 10 Comments
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