who is Bob Lefsetz?

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I find myself all of a sudden talking with "industry people" -- not my chosen path. Quite a few tell me to sign up for the "Bob Lefsetz Letter." So I do. It's an email list, where this person writes screeds that seem to be about 1) hating music festivals 2) the tropical paradise he's visiting 3) using CAPTIAL LETTERS in the middle of otherwise PASSIVE STATEMENTS

The people that recommended this list are a bit older, ex-radio guys or digital music industry guys. I google for Mr. Lefsetz but can only find "Industry Legend" as a bio. I like a little context with my rants-- why am I reading these emails? Who is this guy? Is it a Dvorak-style amalgam of ex-ATN writers taking the piss? Is it Ned Raggett?

neustile (neustile), Tuesday, 16 May 2006 15:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

As to the last question, no. Never heard of this Bob guy before, to my knowledge.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 16 May 2006 15:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Hmm! I have read some issues of the "Lefsetz Letter" - when it still was a printed-on-paper-and-everything thing-y, waaay back in the early 90s :)
Well it was, well, well fun to read then, I recall. I've no idea what he writes about, and how, these days.

t\'\'t (t\'\'t), Tuesday, 16 May 2006 16:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

For a taste, the latest mail just came in:


But I've got to warn you. There are SEA CUCUMBERS!

Oh, you wear reef shoes. But littered on the bottom of the ocean are these...well, CUCUMBERS! But they're alive. And squishy. And they urinate. And it's almost so gross you don't want to go in. You CERTAINLY don't want to step on one.

...

neustile (neustile), Wednesday, 17 May 2006 03:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Not that they're his only audience, but older music industry professionals who don't have a strong grasp of the Internet seem to believe Lefsetz is the one peer with a finger on its pulse. I see some of his stuff via other email lists and tend to find him wrong.

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Wednesday, 17 May 2006 03:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

extremely old industry legend fart who used to like music when it was, ya know, BETTER. hates young people. probably hates old people too. undoubtedly hates HIMSELF. so consistently and hilariously WRONG that sometimes he's actually RIGHT.

"Dvorak-style amalgam of ex-ATN writers taking the piss" is the FUNNIEST PHRASE I HAVE READ ALL DAY though i don't know why.

fact checking cuz (fcc), Wednesday, 17 May 2006 03:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Lefsetz's blog is at http://lefsetz.com/wordpress/

He also turns up on the Rhino podcast with hystronic tirades about The State Of Things and endless flashbacks to his life in the 70s when things were So Much Better. In short, he's one of the Ghost World record collectors only with an income.

LOL Thomas (Chris Barrus), Wednesday, 17 May 2006 04:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Actually, I heard he was Luther Campbell.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Wednesday, 17 May 2006 04:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

You know what brings you back, again and again, to Bob Lefsetz? It's the PASSION. Oh, you can try to stay away. You can subscribe to a million other blogs. You can tell yourself that music's changed, or that you've changed, or that you don't understand anymore. But you know what? It's not that you've got older - it's that your generation has lost touch! They've SOLD OUT. And it's the KIDS on the INTERNET with thei iPods and their Blackberries who are reminding you why you got into this WHOLE CRAZY FUCKING BUSINESS IN THE FIRST PLACE. It's the MUSIC! Oh, you can tell yourself it isn't. BUT IT IS. And if you don't listen, you and every other exec LEECHING off the hindquarters of a MEMORY is going to BITE THE FUCKING DUST!

moley, Sunday, 24 June 2007 10:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Heheh.
I unsubscribed offa the Lef'Letter again awhile ago.

t**t, Sunday, 24 June 2007 13:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Seriously though his blog is my fave industry read and has been for a while now.

moley, Monday, 25 June 2007 04:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

omg somebody's gotta imagebomb this dude and his ridiculous opinions

Another thread on him. Also, Chuck mentioned and quoted a recent Lefsetz country music and Sirius radio thing on the Rolling Country thread.

curmudgeon, Monday, 25 June 2007 04:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

His most recent column begins 'I was at the psychiatrist today...'. Magnificent. We are Lefsetz FANATICS at our house. Oh, you can laugh. But that's because you're HISTORY.

moley, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 11:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

How about that T.I. diatribe...Is he right about touring rock bands having more sustained longevity than rappers or pop acts?

But I'll take T.I. over Rory Gallagher and many of the washed-up blooz-rockers and classic-rock dudes he loves.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 11 July 2007 11:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Is he right about touring rock bands having more sustained longevity than rappers or pop acts?...YES

...he must have a lot of time on his hands and he reminds me of mixerman

pollywog, Wednesday, 11 July 2007 12:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Who's mixerman? I think Lefsetz is a retired music biz attorney.

One of his pet themes is that only individuals whom he says audiences perceive as 'real' will have lasting careers. He says this does not include American Idol performers and most rappers and pop acts.

Nelly Furtado Thursday 6/7/07 The WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY Gross: $316,400 4,992/4,992 (100% Ticket prices: $65.00/$45.00 That was her best gig. In Boston, she did 3,644 out of 6,500 (56.1%). In Sayreville, NJ, she did 1,165 out of 2,050 (56.8%). In Detroit, she did 1,761 out of 2,585 (68.1%). In Grand Prairie, TX, she did 2,375 out of 2,503 (94.9%). In other words, she did SHITTY! And these weren't big halls to begin with, positively small, THEATRES! Her album has sold 1,873,719 copies, it's still number 50 on the chart A YEAR LATER! In other words, record sales don't mean shit. Work with Timbaland all you want. Have a hit on Top Forty radio that fewer people are listening to every day. Most people are not paying attention. They don't think you're REAL! Real acts don't conspire with a multitude of people, the usual suspects, to create their of the moment music. No one's even going to REMEMBER her tracks half a decade from now. No one's even going to PLAY them! (Have you heard Eminem recently?) It's not about music being stolen, that's not the big story in the music business today. It's about the bifurcation in its soul. Touring used to reflect record sales. No longer is this the case. And the real acts, the lasting acts, can all do good live business. The public got the memo, the press has not. As for the major labels? If they want a taste of every piece of the pie they've got to be trustworthy, have the act's best interests at heart. Ain't that a laugh.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 02:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

so bob thinks the PUBLIC wants REAL, but it's hard to notice that said public has responded to THE REAL BOB himself by leaving ZERO COMMENTS so far on his latest blog post. ZERO COMMENTS on the post before that. ZERO COMMENTS on his LAST FOUR POSTS, in fact. the one before that elicited ONE COMMENT. so maybe everyone's talking about him but NO ONE CARES. most people are not paying attention. in other words, capital-letter posts about THE REAL don't mean shit. on the other hand, matthew fluxblog, champion of the pop, the artificial, the unreal, got 14 COMMENTS on his most recent posts. and 20 COMMENTS on the one before that. and 12 comments for his thoughts on KELLY CLARKSON. take that, bob!

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 05:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

So who's READING these blogs? The Arizona girl you met at UCLA you secretly wanted to fuck? NO! That aging A&R rep with the combover whose ass you wanted to kick cos he thought he was DOWN with the kids? NO-ONE who CARES about MUSIC reads BLOGS! They're too busy LIVING! And what do they want as their soundtrack to life? Music about LOVE - love gained, love lost, love refrigerated briefly prior to baking. LOVE is what keeps us coming back to music. NOT blogs. NOT UCLA postgrad programs. NOT even Arizona girls. And especially not Matthew fucking PERPETUA.

moley, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 07:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Who's mixerman?

http://www.mixerman.net/diaries_main.php

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 07:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

With just a few changes to the word lists, Lefsetz could pass for a SubGenius spewbot.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 07:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ctrl-f HITS not found

hstencil, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 08:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Bob always quotes 2 types of e-mail responses he gets (as many folks receive his stuff via e-mail rather than looking at his site)--from retired or current folks in the biz, or from ordinary folks who tell him how much they love 'real' music and then proceed to enthuse about the most bland middlebrow rock. The tone in both types of responses are often pretty amusing.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 14:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

But I'll take T.I. over Rory Gallagher

Any sane person would. (Which says it all.)

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 14:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://youtube.com/watch?v=laBpl0TPaNg

P'zone, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 22:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I never heard of this guy until yesterday, but his old timer shtick is kind of entertaining, I read it hearing the voice of Bob "The Kid Stays In The Picture" Evans, and then think of the Martin Landau character from Entourage.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 16:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Subscribed a couple of weeks ago after someone mentioned him on the Radiohead thread, I tried, but I just don't get it, unsubscribed again.

Random thoughts that go nowhere, boasting about scoring a tour jacket from a 70's Clapton tour, comments from people who apparently do get what he means, irrelevant grumpy old man stuff, nothing I want to read about several times a day.

Am I missing something or is that it?

StanM, Thursday, 25 October 2007 08:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

His rants against the music biz, while largely predictable at this point, are often entertaining reading. Same goes for his stories of his life and his nostalgia.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 25 October 2007 13:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Article on Lefsetz in the Washington Post

moley, Monday, 31 March 2008 02:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

The fact that he is "one of the music industry's most influential analysts" speaks volumes. If you pretend you're reading an Onion editorial his pieces are entertaining though.

Mark Rich@rdson, Monday, 31 March 2008 02:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

When I worked at Rhino, I'd hear stories about Bob's refusals to edit his histrionic rants. Consequently, most 'casts were 90 percent wall-bouncing froth over Spirit's Dr. Sardonicus and tear-soaked Aspen weekends in '75 when MUSIC and LOVE were REAL and YOUNG, 10 percent contributions from actual Rhino employees.

Terrible Cold, Monday, 31 March 2008 16:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

He's like Lsetz, the Dean of Music Analysis.

StanM, Monday, 31 March 2008 16:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

Oh not that guy again. There was also this interesting take on Feist.

sonderangerbot, Monday, 31 March 2008 17:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

ugh.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 31 March 2008 20:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

he reminds me of ben gazzara as jackie treehorn: "we used to have a little thing called production values... FEELINGS..."

gff, Monday, 31 March 2008 20:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

That and the Onion editorial comment both made me roffle.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 31 March 2008 21:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

howard_beale.jpg

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 31 March 2008 22:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

I kinda like reading his rants as SubGenius devival art but the guy can't be bothered to put the full text of his posts in his RSS feed so screw it.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 31 March 2008 22:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

LOL at his anti-Ticketmaster rant. Welcome to 1994 Bob!

MC, Tuesday, 1 April 2008 12:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

oh man is he ever happy about the new Tom Petty

J0hn D., Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

Mudcrutch vs. Tin Machine

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm officially starting the trend of calling them The Crutch.

dudes don't harsh The Crutch

M@tt He1ges0n, Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

dude, The Crutch killed it last nite at the cow palace

M@tt He1ges0n, Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

Pure seventies. Pure magic.

tylerw, Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

dude the crutch don't know any other way to rock.

M@tt He1ges0n, Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

Pure seventies. Pure magic.

this was totally my favorite line

J0hn D., Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

Kind of sums it all up, doesn't it?

tylerw, Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

White Room

by Bob Lefsetz

The sixties were different. They were light, and dark, and nothing in between. Today we live in the gray. In the onslaught of media, nothing sticks out, nothing is in relief, we're all hiding in our bunkers, trying to figure it all out. But, in the sixties, we ventured out, we wanted to experience IT ALL!

In the sixties there was context. It wasn't like today, where without a major hype campaign nobody knows the story. We only had three TV networks. "Rolling Stone" didn't come on the scene until the end of the decade. There were limited media outlets, and we paid attention. The big breakthrough was FM underground radio, and you were lucky if you had an outlet in your community, where you could hear Cream.

Cream was something you heard about from your friends. You went over to somebody's house and they played you "Sunshine Of Your Love". Pete Townshend eventually sang about one note, pure and easy, playing so free, but really it was one RIFF that people lined up behind. And that riff, the one that got it all started, was the one from "Sunshine Of Your Love".

Listen to "Sunshine Of Your Love" today, you'll be STUNNED how little is on the record. God, it sounds like there were NO overdubs, just a power trio laying it down. Still, it wasn't just the notes Clapton was playing, it was the SOUND of those notes. There was a RICHNESS in this hard rock, a SWEETNESS! This wasn't music for boys only, this was music for EVERYBODY with genitals. It had such a weird effect on you, hearing this sound, you felt it in different parts of your body, your brain, your lower abdomen and your groin. Right after the set-up, after the richness, there's this bit of distortion in the guitar, you feel like you're in it for the long haul, to climax, four minutes hence.

Hearing "Sunshine Of Your Love" you had to buy "Disraeli Gears". And that's when you discovered it, the essence, opening side two.

Today the label picks the track, and what's left of radio takes instruction, it's all a CAMPAIGN, which you're AWARE OF! But listening to FM back then was like listening to XM today. Your relationship is with the DEEJAY! Not his voice, not his inane rap like on Sirius, but his CHOICES! That's why we love people, because of who they ARE! And when you heard "Tales Of Brave Ulysses" on the radio your life was made, the same way when Mike Marrone plays some obscure cut that only I thought I knew it makes my day.

One can argue quite strongly the first Cream album is the best. The sound isn't as good as "Disraeli Gears", but overall the songs are BETTER!

But after "Disraeli Gears", the songs got worse. Except for the unexpected "Badge", NOTHING was the caliber of what came before. Still, there was a huge hit on "Wheels Of Fire", a simple song, but one with a monster riff so exquisite that we were touched once again. It was just the SOUND of Clapton's guitar, it sounded like he was WEEPING! But then Ginger hit the drum, and Jack sang richly. Yes, as great as Clapton was, Jack's vocals were a key element of the band.

The dude who made available the MP3s of the Royal Albert Hall show left three out, the last three numbers of the concert. He hopped to, posted them on the site, and I just downloaded them, and heard "White Room".

I don't understand flying around the world to see a band. That's not what rock and roll is about. Rock and roll is about scraping up every dollar you've got, eating the equivalent of dog food just so you can AFFORD to go to the gig. The gig isn't an afterthought, ONE thing you can acquire, experience, but the ONLY thing!

While we were experiencing flower power in the U.S., the Brits were experiencing rain. The music from across the pond was different from ours. It wasn't sunny, it was dark. Made in the U.K., it was America's dark underbelly. It coexisted with Monkees hits. It was necessary, for balance.

Flying across the pond forty years later has NO darkness. Unless you saved up every last dollar you had and slept on the street in order to go.

And, going was SO much different then. You went ALL THE TIME! Because the tickets were CHEAP! Under five bucks. The concert experience wasn't about preferred parking and alcohol, it was about the MUSIC!

And that music can be heard in Cream's rendition of "White Room" on May 5th.

Eric gets that unique guitar sound. But really, it's Ginger's drums. You can hear the FEROCITY!

And then, on top of it all, in comes Jack.

Oh, he's singing along, all those words you remember. And then you hear it...

"I'll wait in this place where the sun never shines Wait in this place where the shadows run from themselves"

I'm waiting for this place to return. Where business trumps art. Where creativity is revered over music. Where the messiah returns.

Religious zealots think the messiah is going to come from heaven. Down to save us.

But I don't believe that. I don't believe in a higher power. I believe in people. Their ability to triumph, do the right thing, against incredible odds.

Here, just before the show is over, almost two hours into it, having deliv ered upon expectations, Cream FINALLY throws off the limitations and just RIPS! THIS is music-making. When you're no longer going by the rehearsal, when you're just WINGING IT! When you stop concentrating on being together, do your own thing and it all FALLS INTO PLACE!

And a little over halfway through the number, Eric finally takes center stage, he finally WAILS! Not in the way he has for the past thirty years, but the way he did with John Mayall, as a SIDEMAN! In the tradition of great bluesmen, he's taking his LICKS! He's just part of the club.

And all these years later, it's still a championship team.

Mr. Big STFU (ojo), Thursday, 5 November 2009 21:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

How many of his letters start out with something about the sixties or the classic era being "different"?

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 5 November 2009 22:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Lefzetz meets Pitchfork, world implodes.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

Lefsetz really went all out with the research on this one:

Do I know enough about Garbage? I bought the first album, was caught up the mania, but Shirley Manson was a cool ice queen, right?

WRONG!

She’s sassy and opinionated and smart…

http://lefsetz.com/wordpress/2018/04/10/shirley-manson-this-weeks-podcast/

Position Position, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 15:38 (six months ago) Permalink

yeah I'd say he knows about garbage

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 15:54 (six months ago) Permalink

I am the only one fucked up about this?

bob, and only bob, and no one else, has thoughts on avicii.

fact checking cuz, Saturday, 21 April 2018 13:39 (five months ago) Permalink

also, it's oman's fault.

I'm thinking it's drugs, it's always drugs, especially when it comes out of the blue. Sure, Avicii spoke of health problems before, they caused him to retire from the road, but what was he doing in Oman anyway.

fact checking cuz, Saturday, 21 April 2018 13:39 (five months ago) Permalink

So it’s kinda like school shootings. Everyone laments the deceased’s passing, talks about what a wonderful person they were, how great their music was, and then it’s business as usual.

Meanwhile, what kind of outlaw ties up with corporations, doing sponsorships? If it’s about image, your credibility is immediately shot.

how's life, Saturday, 21 April 2018 13:45 (five months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Donald Glover was on "Community," is in the second season of his own highly-lauded series "Atlanta" and has one of the longest running hits on the chart with "Redbone," a cut from his THIRD Glassnote album and still...

Most people had no idea who he was.

Until now.

https://i.imgflip.com/29wogl.jpg

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 01:31 (five months ago) Permalink

lol

https://i.imgflip.com/29wogl.jpg

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 01:31 (five months ago) Permalink

i'm going to take the fact "no idea who he was" isn't in all-caps as some kind of major lefsetzian breakthrough.

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 01:35 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

You don't want to be second best, you don't want to be a booty call, you want to be PRIMARY, but even though you say no, that does not mean you still don't hurt, still don't desire, still don't fantasize.

OKLefsetz

... (Eazy), Sunday, 8 July 2018 12:19 (three months ago) Permalink

Does he really think that Matador had nothing to do with one of their artists getting a banner on Spotify?

supreme court justice samuel lance-ito (voodoo chili), Sunday, 8 July 2018 12:47 (three months ago) Permalink

Where does the new Dave Matthews Band get traction?

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 8 July 2018 18:07 (three months ago) Permalink

Wanting to make a Tinder profile with Lefs photo and that quote ^^

... (Eazy), Sunday, 8 July 2018 20:28 (three months ago) Permalink

Wait a minute, is this rock? Made by a woman? Why isn’t the world all over this?

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 13 July 2018 18:12 (three months ago) Permalink

lol

maura, Friday, 13 July 2018 19:25 (three months ago) Permalink

Or you could be the inane publishing industry, which killed e-books so it could maintain its old numbers. Amazon wanted to push the industry into the future, GROW the business, with all titles under ten bucks. But NO! (Where is John Belushi when you need him?) Now e-books cost as much as, and sometimes even MORE, than physical. The book industry thinks it won, but it lost

TBF, editors and publishers and cover designers and researchers and lawyers and manuscript-readers and acqusitions staff and secretaries and software licenses and rent and electricity and office equipment wouldn't need to be paid if the inane publishing industry just stopped existing and every single book was text-only and published & sold by Amazon for $9.99, of which 99c goes to the author.

kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Friday, 13 July 2018 21:20 (three months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

oh you sweet naive child

Your eyes would have bugged out. Girls in bikinis. Short ones, tall ones, big ones, small ones. So many fish in the sea you became inured to them. I didn’t know breasts came in that many shapes and sizes. That you could be that thin and be so naturally endowed.

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Tuesday, 31 July 2018 14:46 (two months ago) Permalink

Don’t laugh, this is the story of tomorrow, the joke is on YOU!

Ubering With The King (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 31 July 2018 14:53 (two months ago) Permalink

holy shit the entire piece that katherine quoted contains enough Lefgems to keep this thread going for a year

...the assembled multitude was a rainbow of colors, as many Latinos as whites, maybe more, blacks, multicultural people, [...]

But it was not scary, AT ALL! Bump into someone by accident and no one took offense. With that many people in attendance you could get scared, think of violence, but there was none of that, it was strangely calm.

But in VIP most of the people were white. So we’re still segregated, albeit by economic opportunity and success.

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Tuesday, 31 July 2018 17:42 (two months ago) Permalink

Don’t laugh, this is the story of tomorrow, the joke is on YOU!
― Ubering With The King (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, July 31, 2018 9:53 AM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i feel this

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 2 August 2018 14:45 (two months ago) Permalink

the latest letter is....a lot to take in

Yesterday I played Shawn Colvin’s “Steady On,” of which I had an advance cassette, I played it that week in Minnesota after my ex-wife left, she said she’d call when I landed, but she never did. And when we finally connected I told her not to pick me up at the airport, I just could not be disappointed once more.

also a possible Minnesota connection!!!! woah

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 2 August 2018 14:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Bump into someone by “accident,” just to test if they’re “naturally endowed,” and no one takes offense (or at least can catch you as you slip away through the crowd)

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Thursday, 2 August 2018 14:55 (two months ago) Permalink

"I Just Could Not Be Disappointed Once More: The Bob Lefsetz Story"

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Thursday, 2 August 2018 19:48 (two months ago) Permalink

This thread has gone from successfully pointing and laughing to something far more convoluted and confusing.

Upgrade?

(V) (°,,,,°) (V) (Austin), Thursday, 2 August 2018 20:53 (two months ago) Permalink

The public only has time for the best, and if you're not it, find another vertical. Don't try to be LIKE Drake, BE Drake!

... (Eazy), Friday, 10 August 2018 03:27 (two months ago) Permalink

Dude still wants to fuck Linda Ronstadt, innit

Josefa, Friday, 10 August 2018 05:17 (two months ago) Permalink

t's different here. The bathroom has a water sprayer next to the toilet, in case you don't use paper...

... (Eazy), Monday, 20 August 2018 19:08 (one month ago) Permalink

In Case You Don't Use Paper would've been a perfect Horrible 70s album title

President Keyes, Monday, 20 August 2018 19:13 (one month ago) Permalink

the whole line wouldn't be a bad SZA lyric.

fact checking cuz, Monday, 20 August 2018 21:40 (one month ago) Permalink

"I've been a fan of satellite radio since day one; I never listen to terrestrial EVER," said Bob Lefsetz.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bob-lefsetz-music-writer-and-outspoken-columnist-will-host-new-live-talk-show-exclusively-for-siriusxm-300700476.html

Frozen CD, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 15:53 (one month ago) Permalink

man of the people

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 16:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Reminds me of that Lou Reed interview:

Sirius's impending merger with XM is anticipated to boost earnings. Do you own any stock in the company?
What are you, a fucking asshole? I'm here telling you the truth about music and you want to know if I have stock in the fucking radio? You fucking piece of shit. What did I do to deserve that?

stan in the place where you work (morrisp), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 18:40 (one month ago) Permalink

The best place I’ve been in the last decade is Bogota, because I felt so alive, because everybody had had a relative assassinated, they were living the Grass Roots lifestyle, they were living for today.

fact checking cuz, Sunday, 26 August 2018 05:13 (one month ago) Permalink

so grotesque I can’t even zing

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Monday, 27 August 2018 01:56 (one month ago) Permalink

That sentence is amazing in every way, and should be memorialized in stone (in the Lefsetz Library, perhaps).

stan in the place where you work (morrisp), Monday, 27 August 2018 02:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Hoo boy

guardians of the gums: i am tooth (voodoo chili), Thursday, 30 August 2018 12:40 (one month ago) Permalink

This is kind of hysterical. The pussy-grabber in chief rapes and pillages our nation and its relationships, yet a comedian is unable to pursue his career. Have we lost perspective?

guardians of the gums: i am tooth (voodoo chili), Thursday, 30 August 2018 12:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Hell, I'll step in a hole here, lesbians have weighed in on Louis C.K.'s return, and they're entitled to their voice, but I'm telling you now the average male is wincing, wondering whether we should take our heterosexual clues from gay people.

fact checking cuz, Thursday, 30 August 2018 13:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Heterosexual Clues: The Bob Lefsetz Story

tylerw, Thursday, 30 August 2018 13:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Dude’s gettin pretty ugly here. Liked it better when he was talking about the Apple Watch.

stan in the place where you work (morrisp), Thursday, 30 August 2018 13:57 (one month ago) Permalink

he always sucked

maura, Thursday, 30 August 2018 18:25 (one month ago) Permalink

ESPECIALLY when talking about women in any way

maura, Thursday, 30 August 2018 18:25 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

there seems to be little room for soul music in the black space these days

fact checking cuz, Friday, 14 September 2018 14:45 (one month ago) Permalink

What is this "black space" you speak of?

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Friday, 14 September 2018 15:15 (one month ago) Permalink

I've got a black space, babe, and I'll white your name

President Keyes, Friday, 14 September 2018 15:16 (one month ago) Permalink

A+

sleeve, Friday, 14 September 2018 15:18 (one month ago) Permalink

What is this rat bastardry

https://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2018/09/bob-lefsetz-jason-flom-join-for-no-holds-barred-tour.html

I am deeply insulted that there's no way I can buy negative tickets to this tour, ie tickets that force a venue to hold a space open, and where the money paid for them goes to anyone else but the people on stage.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 21 September 2018 16:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Flom, who is the Founder and CEO of Lava Records, Lava Music Publishing, and Lava Media, LLC., and previously served as Chairman and CEO at Atlantic Records, Virgin Records, and Capitol Music Group, is personally responsible for launching acts such as Lorde, Katy Perry, Kid Rock, and Greta Van Fleet

look, he might have waited a decade and four albums after teenaged Kid Rock got himself support slots for BDP to sign him, but Flom's taxes paid for the road Rock drove on to get to those shows. and he drank some New Zealand wine once, which means that he built the high school where Lorde won a talent contest. his grandmother made him go to church on Christmas, and gave him a dollar to put in the collection plate, so he basically funded Katy Hudson's Christian music career eight years before Katy Perry signed to Capitol as her third major label deal.

Bitty Gingham Sheet (sic), Friday, 21 September 2018 16:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Sounds like a good date night to me.

how's life, Friday, 21 September 2018 16:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

start saving your tomatoes now so they’ll be nice and mushy

maura, Friday, 21 September 2018 17:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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