Live From The Grayish Carpet

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

Good News, Sober, Bad News, Fat

     I’ll talk about almost anything except exactly how much I weigh.  All I’ll say is that I’ve gained 23 pounds since the last time I worked up the courage to … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

The 51st Airborne Division, or I Was a Teenage Freak

     Like every small town in America, social survival in the the New England town I grew up in required choosing a clique. There were the standard options — the Jocks … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

In Which I Finally Unfriend (and Block) My Repulsive Ex

     I’m not only going to unfriend my ex on Facebook, I’m going to block him. I feel good about this. It’ll be my second favorite Facebook-related interaction ever. … 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 · 2 Comments

But Enough About Me

     Rob Tannenbaum told me that famous people make shit friends back in 1992, just after he’d closed a cover story for Details on Bridget Fonda. In the article, it was … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Johnny Banger and Me

Monday I know this is going to sound Mountain-outta-Molehill. But it’s not. It was my Higher Power showing up in my life. I went to two meetings on Sunday. I … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a 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

A Selective Guide: Grammy Parties 2015

You’d think that by now I’d have this Grammy thing down. I went to the Grammys for the first time in 1989, the year that Jethro Tull beat Metallica in … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Career Suicide, One Industry at a Time

A month ago, I interviewed for a job as a talent executive for a TV show that’s launching in July.  I’m not deluding myself when I say it went well; … Continue reading

August 8, 2012 · Leave a comment
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