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Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019

Both during, and for days after the 61st annual Grammy Awards broadcast I thought about the on stage performances and winners.  Went back to the best on YouTube, obsessed about the cringe-worthy ones (such a hater!), marveled at my respect for Alicia Keys, whom I didn’t think would have the...

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

Not sure how many “10-Best of 2018” lists we’ll be reading in the days ahead.  Those convenient ways of jamming 365 days into a tiny capsule: Best Songs/Best Movies/Best TV Shows… and like a kid with bag of popcorn, I always eat ‘em all up.

This time around I decided to summarize the year...

Monday, Nov. 19, 2018

In last month’s column (click here) we began a conversation about a “great marketing challenge of this moment: assigning a sound to a brand.” The reason it’s such a challenge, I suggested...

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

I recently attended a New York Rangers game at Madison Square Garden (my wife and her siblings, raised in Upstate NY near the Canadian border, are all hockey fanatics—I just follow the puck).  Before start time, the photo of a new team member, Brett Howden, appeared on the jumbotron, and with it...

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018

Okay, it’s that time.  Hear the waves crashing?  Let’s all gather ‘round the fire—I’ve got plenty of dry wood, there’s wine and beer in the cooler.  Moon is almost full, that silver light shimmering off the ocean— awesome.  Puts me in the mood for some summer music, how about you guys?  Thought...

Friday, May. 18, 2018

This e.dition contains the first “Earwitness with Lyle Greenfield,” a podcast brought to you by SHOOT and Bang Music. Greenfield is the founder of Bang Music and past president of the Association of Music Producers (...

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

As the world learned a few days ago, scientists have discovered an entirely new, previously unknown organ in the human body.  This astonishing discovery (We missed noticing a major organ?  Oops!), covered in news outlets worldwide (click...

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

I’m not a hater.  Ok, sure, I won’t be lining up for tickets to Sir Elton’s final final tour.  All right, yea, James Corden, so charming-super-enthusiastic blah blah, but enough.  Hmm…that does sound a bit like "hating."  Never mind.

Ratings for the 60th annual Grammy Awards on CBS...

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

When I ask myself, What is new in music today?  What’s new in sound? I tumble into a dark abyss, fearful I can’t answer those questions, fearful that I have failed to listen carefully to Spotify’s 30 million tracks and therefore will disappoint the few citizens of Earth who rely on me for...

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

I’m sitting here alone at the bar in The Smith, about to order dinner.  Don’t want to feel like a loser sitting by himself, so I check my iPhone, like there will be crucial messages and updates requiring my response.  But no texts, no emails.  This sucks.  Everyone else is speed typing with...

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