Stern's Sirius XM Decision Imminent

With just a few weeks left on his current Sirius XM contract, Howard Stern is entering a home stretch of star-studded appearances while we await news on the future of the show. He seems to be hinting at staying on satellite radio, but with the rise of internet, mobile and other distribution options, it’s […]

RIP Gregory Isaacs, The Cool Ruler

Gregory Isaacs 1951-2010

One of the most difficult aspects of being a recording artist is that you must compete with all the music previously created – it’s all still here. How can you update an existing form? In some ways, it is harder to come second, and to try to improve or change things […]

Earbending at SXSW 2010

John Rosenfelder and Thurston Moore at Red 7 (photo: Jeremy Tepper)

Culminating an interesting SXSW hour where I saw former DGC Records artists John Doe and Jonathan Auer (from the Posies) at the Rolling Stone party, I went over to Red 7 to check in on “punk supergroup” Demolished Thoughts (Don Fleming, J Mascis, […]

Christmas at the Corner 09

VIP for Christmas at the Corner

If you are ever anywhere near Dallas, Waco or Austin, I recommend you make a visit to Willie’s Place, an alternative energy (biodiesel), entertainment and dining complex owned by the one and only Willie Nelson. Last Tuesday, I attended the annual holiday event, and Christmas at the Corner […]

Sirius XM Hosts Playing for Change on "The Joint"

Master guitarist Louis Mhlanga settles in at Sirius XM

The Joint is one of the best stations on Sirius XM, so you can imagine how proud I was to introduce the Playing for Change band to Pat McKay. She happens to be one of the most gracious and competent personalities in all radio, and […]