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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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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: Will Bernie Sanders Turn Hillary Into Hubert Humphrey?

Is it 1968 all over again? Wherein Eugene McCarthy and Robert Kennedy put such a dent in Hubert Humphrey‘s campaign that despite garnering the nomination, the Minnesotan did not win. Kinda like Al Gore in 2000. Humphrey was tainted by … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Elizabeth Warren, Hillary, Trump & Twitter Wars

It’s all about access… Today people want to reach out and touch you, Facebook has flattened the earth – everyone feels equal – and if you stand above the fray…it’s only a matter of time before you’re taken down. This … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Trump

The more the intelligentsia tells me Donald Trump is unelectable, the more I want to vote for him… Nobody knows anything. Especially the smart and educated. We continually laud the graduates of Ivy League institutions, those with money and fame can … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: The Long, Slow, Impending Death of Rolling Stone

Yes, I still subscribe to Rolling Stone… I have since 1969. And I still haven’t gotten over the lack of a fold, never mind moving to New York and ultimately going slick. But this binding issue is the last straw. So … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Say You Want a Revolution

Do you feel left out? Do you feel like you’re working hard but getting nowhere, treading water in the game of life? Do you think the government is telling you how to live while providing little in return? Then you might … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Nobody Under 30 Cares About The Oscars Anymore

Could it be that no one wants to hear what actors have to say (which generally speaking is nothing)? We’re at the threshold of the death of Baby Boomer constructs, and art too. The belief was that when classic rockers … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: The Bernie Sanders Revolution is Unfolding

This is exactly what happened in 1964… Elvis was king. And then the Beatles wiped him off the map. We had a decade of rock and roll. It had been whittled down to a formula. Sure, Bobby Darin had talent, … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Hell Freezes Over

I now like “Heard It In A Love Song.” I’m still shaking. I haven’t driven in snow that bad since the 1970s. Vail Pass is closed and I’m wondering whether to bother trying to make it to Telluride tomorrow, since … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Individuality is Everything

The Doors could never replace Jim Morrison and Apple can’t replace Steve Jobs… They teach us to get along, tell us institutions are king, but the truth is America succeeds because it’s the land of rugged individuals with a vision … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: We Don’t Need Your Stinkin’ Rams

I just don’t care… I never go to the movies and I’ll never see the Los Angeles Rams play live. That despite media telling me I need to pay attention. The truth is I’m on my own subliminal trip to … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Trump is Toast

Nate Silver told me Donald Trump can’t win… You remember Brother Nate, who called the last election which Mitt Romney thought he was gonna win and Karl Rove couldn’t believe he lost. Silver got it exactly right in the New … Continue reading

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Lefsetz: Adele Flexes Muscles @ End of an Era

This is not a victory for the rank and file… The artists railing against streaming applaud Adele’s success after keeping “25” from Spotify, et al. They just don’t know it’s the last gasp of a dying paradigm and the birth … Continue reading

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