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Lefstez: The Reason We have No Protest Music Today

1. Mariah Carey Bob Dylan looked up to Woody Guthrie, today’s nitwits admire Mariah Carey. That’s right, she hit almost three decades ago and dominated the ’90s. And what was her message? Empty hedonism sung by a woman with great pipes. … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Sprint’s Jay Z – Tidal Deal a Joke

Why does everybody have to be a businessman? I get that artists have been ripped off from time immemorial, but the acquisition and promotion of Tidal has proven that when it comes to understanding technology, artists are clueless. However they are greedy. … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Ringling Brothers Death Sign of the Times

I went at the old Madison Square Garden twice, maybe three times… The last time I finally put my foot down and told my mother I didn’t actually like ballet and wasn’t going to go anymore. Then my father took … Continue reading

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Lefstez: Debbie Reynolds & The Game of Life

The thing about life is it can always get worse… We like to believe God doesn’t give us more than we can handle, but do we even believe in God? We believe there’s a master plan, that it all makes … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: This Year’s Lessons

Stuff happens to interrupt your plans… The more you look into the future, the more you’ll be interrupted by the present. Screw being here now, screw mindfulness, just know that life is about unexpected interruptions and the older you get … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Time to Revamp the ‘Lamestream Media’

The people telling us to give Trump a chance are the same overpaid wankers who missed the tsunami that got him elected… The most educated person I’ve ever known was Tony Wilson, majordomo of Factory Records. Want to know more? … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Attacking Trump

It didn’t work then and it won’t work now… Makes me want to give up my membership in the card-carrying elite – the educated members of our society who can hold two opposing thoughts in their brain at the same … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Are the NFL’s Glory Days Behind It?

The story is that the Presidential election is hurting NFL ratings… However the “Walking Dead” won Sunday night. Turns out zombies trump overdeveloped men when they go head to head. This has been a long time coming. That’s the story of … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Lady Gaga Lays an Egg

It’s a stiff… Ignore the sales chart. That’s where hard core fans and kooky-loos go to participate, the store. The action is now in streaming, where we can see right away if anybody is listening. AND THEY’RE NOT! It’s staggering, … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: HBO’s Vice News Tonight —Out With the Old!

It’s all about trust… Shane Smith and his roving group of merrypersons are going to take over the news business, they’re gonna hijack it in plain sight, just like MTV became the music juggernaut. But this is different. Because Vice … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Trump Blows Out Hillary

I can’t remember a thing Hillary Clinton said… We’ve seen this movie before, when Arnold Schwarzenegger ran against Gray Davis – the lovable Terminator/Twin against the career politician/policy wonk. It was no contest, Arnold won. And we went on a misadventure … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Material Signifiers Disappear

First they came for your watch… Next they’re coming for your car. Used to be he who died with the most toys won. Now, ownership is passed  – everything’s on demand. I first realized this 15 years ago, when I noticed … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Death of the E-Book

They’re killing the book business… The old guard – the ones married to paper and indie bookstores, the publishers afraid of big bad Amazon – have achieved their goal; they’ve killed the e-book. That’s right, e-book sales are down by … Continue reading

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Lefstez: ‘Bad Company’ Knocks One Out of the Park

This should have been bad… Seventies act far beyond its years playing to a multitude that didn’t care in a faraway land where no discerning eyes are present. But that wasn’t the case, this show was FANTASTIC! INCREDIBLE! ASTOUNDING! THE … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Good Riddance Huffpo, Arianna Huffington

He not busy being born is busy dying… Or, if you prefer your musical references via the UK as opposed to the US, as Dave Edmunds once sang, “Crawling from the wreckage, crawling from the wreckage, INTO A BRAND NEW … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: The Cold Reality of ‘Living the Dream’

The first person I saw was Arianna Huffington… On the east coast it’s the Hamptons. On the west it’s Malibu. And if you haven’t been to either, you’ve got no idea that it’s even further over the top than you think … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’

Last Saturday I went to the Levitt Pavilion to see Peter Asher, Billy J. Kramer and Denny Laine… However Billy J. had an infection, couldn’t travel and his place was taken by Terry Sylvester, of the Swinging Blue Jeans and Hollies. And … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Could Hillary & The Dems Be More Out of Touch?

Do you feel left out? I most certainly do. I’m a rank and file Democrat who feels that so far this Philadelphia party has been a circle jerk wherein the usual suspects want to feel good about themselves. Reminds me … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: The Independence Day Blues

I blame Ronald Reagan… And then Bill Clinton put a stake in the heart of the Middle cClass, all in an effort to save his job. The right wing intelligentsia has lauded Reagan’s “accomplishments” to the point where they cannot … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Climbing the Stairway to Heaven

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is 72… I don’t know whether he ripped off Spirit, whether he and Robert Plant will be held accountable by the jury, but I do know there will come a time when both of them … Continue reading

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