Author Archives: Bob Lefsetz

Lefsetz: The Truly Lame, Forgettable Golden Globes

Whenever Hollywood gets together to pat itself on its back it fails to realize it’s lost touch with America… That’s right, no one cares what an actor or actress has to say. They became unmoored from the public consciousness the … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: The Michael Wolff Book

I bought it… This was the breakthrough Kindle moment. Not that you’ve seen any press about it. I doubt there’s enough physical inventory in stores. They’re gonna run out…if they’re not reprinting right now. This is the world we used … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Disinformation & The Road Ahead

Blame it on distribution… This is the year we discovered that Facebook and Google were the enemy. We were taught for so long that content was king that we forgot he or she who presents the news is the ultimate arbiter. … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: The United States of Christmas

And the Trumpers are saying the holiday’s been stolen… If you look at the Spotify Top Fifty your eyes will bug out. Nine of the top ten are Christmas songs, the only exception is #10, Post Malone‘s “rockstar.” But the … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Sticky Fingers-The Jann Wenner/Rolling Stone Book

“Rock and roll then was real, everything else was unreal.” John Lennon This is the most depressing book I’ve read all year. There’s always been music. It’s not like the Top 40 was blank before the Beatles. A few good … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: The New, (Finally) Improved Grammy’s

This is not about diversity, this is about a CHANGING OF THE GUARD! The Grammys have been out of touch since day one. They missed the Beatles and they missed Led Zeppelin. Hell, the New Artist award is considered the … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: The Miracle of Baseball & the World Series

It ain’t over til it’s over… That’s the defining characteristic of baseball. There’s no garbage time, no running out of the clock. Until the final out is made, the other team can always win. There was football when I grew … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Sex, Power, Rock ‘n’ Roll & Harvey Weinstein

Don’t you get it, he wanted to be a rock star… They suck up to the high school football stars, all the untouchable cheerleaders. You tread the halls feeling like a nobody, scoring well in math and science but absolutely … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Ode to Tom Petty

“Oh, baby don’t it feel like heaven right now Don’t it feel like something from a dream” Tom Petty‘s in heaven, and we’re dreaming, but it’s a nightmare. I woke up to the Las Vegas tragedy. And what’s so weird … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: NBA is the New NFL

Don’t mess with the NBA… Because the players run the league… Sometimes change has to come from the top. History repeats itself, but with a twist. In the 1960s we were a homogeneous society – a middle class which could … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Fiddling While Rome Burns

What kind of crazy fucked up world do we live in where a late night TV host takes a stand – risking the alienation of his audience that the medium lives by, advertising, driving not only profits, but cancellation – … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: A (Somewhat) Early Obit for Rolling Stone

“Rolling Stone, Once A Counterculture Bible, Will Be Put Up for Sale” “And sooner or later Everybody’s kingdom must end The King Must Die” Elton John That’s where I found out about Elton, in Rolling Stone, But Elton soldiers on … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: The Great 2017 U2 Stadium Ticket Fiasco

Granted it’s Buffalo, but… Check out the prices: https://www.stubhub.com/u2-tickets-u2-orchard-park-new-era-field-9-5-2017/event/103014512/?sort=price+asc Not only the ones on the side – hover your mouse over the loge – the greenish/gold sections, where the tickets are so cheap. For the best seats in the house, … Continue reading

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Leftsetz: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About ‘Allbirds’

I’m thinking of buying a pair… Publicity comes last. Unless it comes first, then I ignore it. If I turn the pages of the newspaper, of a magazine, click online and find a story about something I already know about, … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Handwriting On The Wall For NFL

Is there a connection? In case you’re unaware of today’s JAMA report, 110 of 111 NFL players were found to have CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Now this is a select group, deceased players whose brains have been donated to Boston … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: The Death of Rock As We Knew It

It’s no longer the sound of the street… The initial burst came with the Beatles and the British Invasion, a new sound everybody went wild for. Then came the late ’60s free-form FM era, everything from the Doors‘ “The End” … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: We Just Don’t Care

We’re operating like it’s the 20th Century in a 21st Century world… The media industrial complex believes if it just beats us over the head hard enough, keeps putting faces in front of us, that we will pay attention and … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: The Comey Conundrum

My inbox went quiet… Are we in a constitutional crisis? Is it the end of the world as we know it?  Or is it business as usual? I DON’T KNOW! The internet is de rigueur. Everybody’s got a smartphone. Technologically … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: The Almightiness of Facebook

When was the last time you changed your word processor? Anybody remember arguing over WordPerfect and WordStar? Maybe you were a fan of the Mac-only WriteNow. But now you just use Word, Apple’s Pages or some notes app. Maybe something … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: 10th Anniversary iPhone 8

Tech is about utility, not fashion… And there’s no breakthrough coming, other than a curved screen. You needed a new phone when they went from 3G to LTE. You needed a new phone when they increased the screen size. You … Continue reading

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