Live From The Grayish Carpet

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Category Archives: Music

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

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

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

Nirvana, Plugged In

I don’t have a great memory.   When I was a kid,  I would forget how to walk home from school,  and if and when I finally arrived there, I’d … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Red Carpet Rules and the Ghosts of Grammys Past

I started this blog on February 13, 2011,  known as Grammy Sunday to marketers the world over. I was at my Dad’s house, parked on a gray carpet, blogging away … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Yeezus Walks

I have no problem with North West.  It would have been cooler to call her True West, Best of the West or Dottie West, to be sure, but, ultimately her … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mariah, the High Priestess of Late

Over the years I worked as a talent executive, I got used to artists being late.  Puffy once kept our crew waiting for five hours, and Madonna was always way behind, … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

PS: You’re an Idiot

I’m writing out of spite. I’m demonstrating exactly the juvenescence that I was accused of yesterday, when, in an impromptu exit interview, my former housemate Bette told me I was … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

On Sonia, Who Coined the Phrase ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’

     I don’t care about Justin Timberlake.      There. I’ve said it. Let the chips fall where they may.      For most of the oughts – the years between 2000 and 2009, when … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Me and Bobby Brown

“Yo, it’s Bobby,” Bobby Brown said. “What up?” “What’s up? You called me.” That’s what I said. I learned to be indignant when I worked for MCA Records. I learned … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment
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