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 […]

Hoover's Lakers are in the Playoffs

Fresh off a triumphant weekend of mixing the Stagecoach music festival, our man Chris “Hoover” Rankin is making the most of his role in the LA Lakers‘ current NBA Playoff run. I know nothing about basketball, but that Hoover is the ultimate Lakers fan is one of the facts I hold onto. I’m not sure […]

Earbender's Sports Highlights of 2009

Looking back at the previous year in sports, the Earbender Sports Personality of the Year is “awarded” annually to the young athlete (or a veteran in a new role) that overcomes social, political and competitive challenges. I look to various professional sports as a pastime but also as a lesson in teamwork and other […]

Banging with Mbenga and Chris "Hoover" Rankin

Hoover, in Lakers jacket, prepares the stage for TheNewNo2 in Brooklyn

“Fan interactivity” could be described as the conversation that takes place after or even during the event. With sports, this is a critical part of the experience for most of us, and is a big reason people wear hats and jerseys – to […]

TheNewNo2 hits New York

TheNewNo2 Live in Brooklyn

After years of anticipation, TheNewNo2 arrived in New York yesterday with a great show at Brooklyn’s Union Hall. What a great place for a debut, with a great crowd of local indie rock fans (i.e., under 30) who filled the room with enthusiasm for the band lead by Dhani Harrison. […]