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February 19, 2018
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It should be simple banning pirate websites that enable copyright infringement, right? In theory, yes, but who creates the list and decides what is infringement makes the move to legislate an emotional and intellectual quagmire. It also opens the door to government censorship of the web.

Michael Cohl. Pic: NYT
February 16, 2018
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The global live events impresario pours water on the myth of bots buying ducats. Pre-sales and holdbacks are the drains on the game. 

Ari Herstand
February 14, 2018
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We’re now in a post-follower reality. It doesn’t matter how many followers you have, it matters how engaged they are. Meaning, no one cares how many Likes you have on Facebook. Or followers you have on Instagram. Or subscribers you have on YouTube. IF those followers aren’t engaging with your content.

Jimmy Buffett, left, with Frank Marshall, producer, during a rehearsal of "Escape To Margaritaville." Pic: Sara Krulwichy, NYT
February 8, 2018
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He’s so rich that Jimmy's done a 23andMe DNA test with Warren Buffett because in addition to sharing a last name, the mutual ability to sustain such mind-boggling wealth is so otherworldly.

LA Stadium at Hollywood Park
February 7, 2018
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...The relationship between football and the future is looking shaky these days — raising the question of how long architects and cities will continue to buy into the idea that the sport's popularity is destined to rise eternally.

Guesting on David Letterman's Late Night
February 5, 2018
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Zevon’s only real hit was Werewolves of London; a novelty song, yet it displayed his morbid sense of humour, a strong line in narrative and imagery and a beautiful gift of melody.

Marc Cohn. Courtesy, Drew Gurian
January 29, 2018
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There’d be a drive-time radio interview in the morning, I’d have to play it then. There would be some afternoon visit at a record company or another radio station, and I’d have to play in then. Four hours later, there was the show and, of course, I had to play it then. That got to be too much...

January 24, 2018
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I'm an optimist though, so I hope that through initiatives like Music City, there will be a new focus on the importance of the small music venue as a building block for a vibrant music and cultural scene. Songwriters, bands, artists... they don't just fall out of the sky into Massey Hall, they need lots of places to grow.

Photo: Alejandro Santiago
January 22, 2018
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"I am a complicated person who writes songs. If you’re into complexity and the search for the self, I’m your artist."

January 18, 2018
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So many songs are now written by committee, and I don’t understand how that works because for me a song starts with melody combined with chords.

L-R: Michael Bublé, Bruce Allen and Bryan Adams
January 16, 2018
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"When someone who’s been in the game a while takes time to talk to you, just listen."

January 15, 2018
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How rich is rich enough?  It's not something I've ever had to deal with and unless I win a Power Ball type lottery, I don't expect to.