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Friday, Feb. 13, 2015
The Conflation Situation
Usually the day after the Grammys broadcast, folks gather round the water cooler—or, in the case of my workplace, the bourbon counter—and rip into the winners, performers and presenters. So much fun! But this year there were unforseen obstacles to this happy tribal ritual. The snow storm that...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Earwitness: Star Tracking--Kitti OS Speaks Out
LG: What an exciting time for you. “Love Your Bottom” just went to Number One on America's Hot 100! KOS: I know, right? It’s what I’ve dreamed of my whole life. Boo hoo, Taylor! LG: “Bottom” is not only number one in the U.S., but in Japan, Australia, Brazil, Spain and Liechtenstein. KOS: Yay!...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
Earwitness: The Sound Of Healing
In recent Earwitness columns I’ve discussed important trends and noteworthy moments in the music of popular culture, from Nikki Minaj’s booty to Meghan Trainor’s “junk” to Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree.” Hey, I’m just glad to help. But we are fully immersed in “the holiday season...
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
Earwitness: "Cue The Sleigh Bells"
As you know I have spent a lifetime searching for the sonic bond shared by all mankind through the music of popular culture. My own private Interstellar of sound. Imagine the years squandered in this endeavor I can never reclaim. (Thank you for your kind thoughts.) What has made this ‘shared’ bond...
Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014
Earwitness: Wavelength
Should we talk about radio? I don’t mean streaming Pandora/Spotify/ Beats kinda radio, I mean radio radio, with DJs & local news, contests & requests. You don’t have to close the door—it’s not like we’d be talking about masturbation or menstruation. It’s just radio for God’s sake! Good. Now...
Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014
Earwitness: Fractured Soundtrack
In the first three installments of the “Earwitness” column I’ve given us all a soundtrack / song to hear in our heads as we read my illuminating observations on popular music and culture. So fun and instructive. All I can say is You’re welcome! But I’ve arrived at a bit of an impasse with this one...
Friday, Jun. 20, 2014
Earwitness: Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies...
A few days ago Evelyn came to my desk holding a three-quarter inch video cassette. “Look at this!” she said, as if she’d discovered an arrowhead in Union Square Park. The cassette contained archival footage of something—whatever it was—we’d done music for some time in the previous millennium. I...
Thursday, May. 22, 2014
Earwitness: Another Awards Show—But Louder
In our inaugural Earwitness, I suggested that each column would have an interactive aspect in that each would come with its own soundtrack which you, the reader, would have playing in your head while reading. So cool. In that column the soundtrack was Pharrell’s “Happy” and many of you commented...
Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014
Earwitness: Happy
The editorial director of SHOOT has graciously offered me a monthly column. I am honored. As a virtual walking Wikipedia of personal opinions on popular music, cultural trends, next-wave technology, advances in neuroscience and afterlife theories, I look forward to sharing many “insights” with my...

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