Author Archives: Bob Lefsetz

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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Lefsetz: The Conundrum That Is Twitter

Twitter Results are being misjudged… Tomorrow the short-messaging social network will reveal its numbers and the analysts will gasp, the pundits will swoon, and everybody will say that Twitter needs to be fixed. But that’s not the truth at all. … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Queen of Cable

She’s the left wing explainer in chief… I’ve become addicted to the news. Not just the papers which arrive every day, whose apps I’m constantly checking on my phone, but TV, which I mostly catch via satellite on Sirius XM. That’s right, … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Chalk One Up for Mankind; Bill O’Reilly Takes a Bullet

No one is bigger than the system… You may think you rise above – that you’re better than the rest of us, know more, are entitled to more – but that’s not true. Furthermore, the nature of human beings is … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: It’s the End of the World as We Know it

Am I the only one freaked out about this? I lived through the Cuban Missile Crisis. I was only 9 years-old, but I was plenty scared. I remember visiting my grandparents in Peabody, Mass., lying on the sloping porch of their … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: The ‘Man Bun’ Conundrum

When did this become a thing? I first started noticing it on hipsters. Yoga-pants wearing males sporting sandals who seemed to be saying, “I’m expending so much energy that I just cannot have my hair on my neckline preventing my … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: The Definitive Chuck Berry Obit

He was the father of rock and roll… Oh, don’t talk to me about Bill Haley. Boomers were barely conscious at the time “Rock Around The Clock” was a hit, if they were alive at all. And Little Richard and … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Time to Put An End to Hate?

Should we blame the Internet or income inequality – the inability to rise above and get ahead? Every damn day people tell me I’m an asshole online. And let me tell you, if I say something negative about you or your … Continue reading

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