While I have gone into relative radio silence over the past couple of weeks, it’s only because I and fellow Riff Raconteur Rob Janicke have been in the laboratory (pronounced the British way as “lah-BORE-atory”) cooking up something spectacular (we’re hoping) — stay tuned!
Spanning the years 1979 (The Clash) to 1990 (Jane’s Addiction) this playlist includes what is arguably the peak years for MTV.
So yea, it’s Gen X heavy.
For me, that sweet spot of MTV is 1984 to about 1989. It’s when the network was really at the forefront of all things musical.
Sure they did dumb…
I developed a television series about a year ago called Nontraditional. What follows is a brief synopsis of what the show is about.
By design or default and now in his late 40s, Gen X’er Kevin Clarke has built his life to be insular. Similarly, Millennial Cate Miller, by her late 30s, has constructed her life with a razor-like focus on her career. Neither have
married and don’t have children, which makes them outliers in their Midwest community.
Their worlds professionally collide when Cate becomes Kevin’s boss. …
So, you know how everyone (myself included) is gaga over Ted Lasso?
Well, I just finished watching the first episode of what I will call the anti-Ted Lasso, HBO Max’s remake of Ingmar Bergman’s 1973 classic Swedish series, Scenes From A Marriage.
Let me first explain what I mean by anti-Ted Lasso. That’s a comedy, and this HBO series is the furthest thing from a comedy …but just as fucking good.
I will freely admit to being a HUGE fan of Bergman’s classic. If you’ve read any of my work, then it will not surprise you to know that I…
I met Mary at a friend’s birthday party. The only person I knew at this party was my friend, whose birthday it was. I’d been drinking with some friends beforehand and had bypassed dinner altogether …so, I was in good form.
There was another woman there who my friend and I had worked with. I knew her, I suppose, but we barely talked at work. Since neither of us really knew anyone, we hung out in the kitchen chatting.
I had been playing my Guinness-induced flirting game with her(I have no game …alcohol only makes it worse.) I was drunk…
If you’ve read any of my Break-Up Chronicle articles, it’s worth noting that September 11, 2001, took place shortly after the collapse of my relationship with Heather.
Back then, I was living in the East Bay and had about a two-hour commute (each way) into the office, located in the financial district of San Francisco.
On that Tuesday morning, I woke up around 5:00 am PT(8:00 am ET) and let the dog out, showered, and got ready to go to the train station just as I had the day before …and the days and days before then.
It must’ve been…
We’re coming up on the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. I think no matter where you were, you have a story about that day and how it impacted you.
I have mine and will be sharing it shortly.
And then I began thinking that, as writers, Medium would be a great place for those of us who want to share our experiences to do so. But not buried on some random publication, so I created this publication with only one purpose — for those of us who want to share our stories can. …
Unless you’ve been in a cave or coma for the past week, you’re aware of the new Texas law that prohibits the termination of a pregnancy after six weeks.
Part of that law also allows people to “rat” on women who may even be thinking about an abortion. In the state’s infinite wisdom, they have also created a website where you call out those people:
You’ll want to click on the option:
“Send an anonymous tip or information about potential violations of the Texas Heartbeat Act.”
Once there you will see “How do you think the law has been violated”…
Would you believe me if I told you that there is a link between British pirate radio and the murder of Gianni Versace? It seems unlikely, but there is.
Would you believe me if I told you that only 23 corporations own ALL of the terrestrial radio stations in the United States? It seems unlikely, but it's true.
Would you believe me if I told you that iHeartRadio owns TWICE as many radio stations as its nearest competitor Cumulus Media? It seems unlikely, but it’s true — 858 stations to 429 stations.
Would you believe me if I told you…