Squeezed On A Plane

Squeezed On A Plane

There were two stories recently about scuffles on airplanes after a passenger wasn’t happy about the person in front of them reclining the seat. Here is my take.

The Backstage Experience

The Backstage Experience

Ever wonder what happens if you get to go backstage and meet your favorite musician after their concert? Based on my many experiences, it is always like this.

The Concert Cleavage Girls

The Concert Cleavage Girls

In all the years I’ve been going to live musical events, this was the first time I sat close enough to notice how young women get backstage passes.

Best Thing I’ve Read Today: Diane Ravitch

Best Thing I’ve Read Today: Diane Ravitch

Diane Ravitch explains that the education reform movement (from Dubya’s No Child Left Behind to Obama’s Race To The Top to Trump’s push for school choice) has been an abject failure. So, how do we improve our schools?

My Biggest Regret

My Biggest Regret

I don’t have any major regrets in my life — except for this one. If only I could go back and tell my thirteen-year-old self what a bad decision it was.

Kirk

Kirk

If you’re not familiar with the screen work of the legendary Kirk Douglas, who has died at 103, I have a few suggestions (both good and bad).

Classically Ignorant

Classically Ignorant

My knowledge of classical music is equivalent to what I know about art: practically nothing. Nonetheless, I offer a few observations after attending a performance by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra recently.

MYMNK: “Corporate.FM”

MYMNK: “Corporate.FM”

Recently, I linked to a piece by a radio veteran lamenting the state of the industry and blaming consolidation. Today, I’m adding my own comments and recommending a documentary that makes the point even more strongly.

As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

Scientific fact: wishing someone would die of lung cancer is exactly as effective as wishing someone would not die of lung cancer. See “Prayers, Thoughts and” for further references to nonsense.

Nailed It Two Times

Nailed It Two Times

Did you take my advice and bet the under on the length of Demi Lovato’s version of the national anthem? Nailed it! And Jennifer Lopez used a stripper pole in her act, as I predicted, too. As for Shakira, her performance reminded me of this 2007 movie.