Lee Elia 100th Anniversary Video – NSFW

Cub manager Lee Elia‘s 1983 tirade is one of my favorite moments in baseball history. After an early season blowout where the day-baseball fans of Wrigley Field went off on the team, Elia went off on them. Every reporter in Chicago caught the rant on tape, and it was so blistering that it became public. […]

Chris Blackwell at the New York Public Library

Thankfully, last night’s interview with Chris Blackwell at the main branch of the New York Public Library was not a maudlin tribute to Bob Marley but instead an overview of the great record man’s life in and out of the music business.

Rolling through album covers, song samples, videos and other photographic exhibits, Blackwell was […]

Google Music Beta Launches

Google Music Beta is the name of the search/advertising giant’s long-awaited cloud storage and listening service. I was fortunate to attend the Google I/O Extended meeting in the company’s New York headquarters to see the presentations, and they were impressive. First re-capping some of the announcements at the previous I/O conferences, then moving into a […]

RIP Roger Nichols

I just read on Rosann Cash’s tweet about the death of Roger Nichols, the famous recording engineer and innovator. He was also known for having been in the atomic energy industry before working with music. The production quality he facilitated for Steely Dan especially is so distinctive that the music is often the standard by […]

Amazon Debuts Cloud Player for Music

Amazon is first to the cloud

Jon Bon Jovi’s appreciation for album covers and touching the media seem incompatible with this system to say the least. As music enters “the cloud,” it will become completely virtual.

For months, we’ve been hearing about Google’s impending locker service, Apple’s purchase of Lala and other rumors around […]