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. In both instances, it was the person in the seat behind the recliner that was made out to be the offender. But...
The Backstage Experience

The Backstage Experience

This is a companion piece to my previous blog entry, The Concert Cleavage Girls… I’ve been lucky enough to go backstage at a concert on occasion because I’ve emceed so many shows and interviewed so many musicians over the years that they’ve been nice enough to...
The Concert Cleavage Girls

The Concert Cleavage Girls

Here’s a piece I wrote in December, 1999… I went to see Billy Joel on Friday night, the first concert I’ve attended in a long time. In all the years I’ve been going to live musical events, this was the first time I sat close enough to notice an interesting...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today: Diane Ravitch

Best Thing I’ve Read Today: Diane Ravitch

Diane Ravitch, a former Assistant Secretary of Education, says the education reform movement — which began with Dubya’s No Child Left Behind and continued under Obama’s Race To The Top through Trump’s push for school choice — has been an...
MYMNK: “Sidemen: Long Road To Glory”

MYMNK: “Sidemen: Long Road To Glory”

Over the years, I have written about movies like “Session Men,” “The Wrecking Crew,” “Standing In The Shadows Of Motown,” and “20 Feet From Stardom” — documentaries which told the stories of musicians whose names you didn’t know while they were...
My Biggest Regret

My Biggest Regret

I don’t have any major regrets in my life. Missteps, sure, but none so damaging that I still grieve over them. While I had a few moves in my radio career that didn’t pan out, they were always followed by jobs that went very well and lasted several years. I’ve played...