RIP Andrew Gold

"My absolute favorite picture with Linda Ronstadt" from Andrew Gold's MySpace page

Besides a Gallifanikis beard, Andrew Gold had a career that has strong relevance to today’s entertainment world. His early death at 59 has me thinking about the man and his family, and of course, the business. Would a career like Andrew Gold’s […]

Eddie Vedder’s Ukelele Album

Features a cover of this song, “Tonight You Belong to Me,” made famous by Bernadette Peters (at least in my lifetime) during a scene from The Jerk.

Not for nothing, but if you told me at the height of the grunge era that Eddie Vedder would be riding the ukelele phenomenon twenty years […]

Happy Birthday Bob Dylan

This great video for the outtake “Series of Dreams,” featured on the Bootleg Series Vol 1-3, includes a great montage of images from the life of Bob Dylan. On the occasion of his 70th birthday, I am pleased to share this tribute, and even more so, to have enjoyed his music for my entire life. […]

Elvis is King

After a few years of pretty serious music from Elvis Costello, he has created the “Revolver” tour, a clever take on a “greatest hits”/career-overview set. The tour is ending tonight at the Beacon Theater, and we can only hope there is a revival or second life for the event online. As Elvis revives the arch, […]

NonCommvention 11 Opens Today in Wilmington DE

Starting today, the eleventh annual NonCommvention will gather adult music industry-ites at the new World Cafe Live at the Queen, in Wilmington Delaware. As its title implies, the conference focuses on listener-supported stations, many of which are also affiliated with National Public Radio.

Bruce Warren and Dan Reed, programmers of WXPN, Philadelphia, the ultra-successful host […]