who is Bob Lefsetz?

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I find myself all of a sudden talking with "industry people" -- not my chosen path. Quite a few tell me to sign up for the "Bob Lefsetz Letter." So I do. It's an email list, where this person writes screeds that seem to be about 1) hating music festivals 2) the tropical paradise he's visiting 3) using CAPTIAL LETTERS in the middle of otherwise PASSIVE STATEMENTS

The people that recommended this list are a bit older, ex-radio guys or digital music industry guys. I google for Mr. Lefsetz but can only find "Industry Legend" as a bio. I like a little context with my rants-- why am I reading these emails? Who is this guy? Is it a Dvorak-style amalgam of ex-ATN writers taking the piss? Is it Ned Raggett?

neustile (neustile), Tuesday, 16 May 2006 15:01 (sixteen years ago) link

As to the last question, no. Never heard of this Bob guy before, to my knowledge.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 16 May 2006 15:08 (sixteen years ago) link

Hmm! I have read some issues of the "Lefsetz Letter" - when it still was a printed-on-paper-and-everything thing-y, waaay back in the early 90s :)
Well it was, well, well fun to read then, I recall. I've no idea what he writes about, and how, these days.

t\'\'t (t\'\'t), Tuesday, 16 May 2006 16:42 (sixteen years ago) link

For a taste, the latest mail just came in:

But I've got to warn you. There are SEA CUCUMBERS!

Oh, you wear reef shoes. But littered on the bottom of the ocean are these...well, CUCUMBERS! But they're alive. And squishy. And they urinate. And it's almost so gross you don't want to go in. You CERTAINLY don't want to step on one.


neustile (neustile), Wednesday, 17 May 2006 03:26 (sixteen years ago) link

Not that they're his only audience, but older music industry professionals who don't have a strong grasp of the Internet seem to believe Lefsetz is the one peer with a finger on its pulse. I see some of his stuff via other email lists and tend to find him wrong.

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Wednesday, 17 May 2006 03:38 (sixteen years ago) link

extremely old industry legend fart who used to like music when it was, ya know, BETTER. hates young people. probably hates old people too. undoubtedly hates HIMSELF. so consistently and hilariously WRONG that sometimes he's actually RIGHT.

"Dvorak-style amalgam of ex-ATN writers taking the piss" is the FUNNIEST PHRASE I HAVE READ ALL DAY though i don't know why.

fact checking cuz (fcc), Wednesday, 17 May 2006 03:59 (sixteen years ago) link

Lefsetz's blog is at http://lefsetz.com/wordpress/

He also turns up on the Rhino podcast with hystronic tirades about The State Of Things and endless flashbacks to his life in the 70s when things were So Much Better. In short, he's one of the Ghost World record collectors only with an income.

LOL Thomas (Chris Barrus), Wednesday, 17 May 2006 04:16 (sixteen years ago) link

Actually, I heard he was Luther Campbell.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Wednesday, 17 May 2006 04:42 (sixteen years ago) link

one year passes...

You know what brings you back, again and again, to Bob Lefsetz? It's the PASSION. Oh, you can try to stay away. You can subscribe to a million other blogs. You can tell yourself that music's changed, or that you've changed, or that you don't understand anymore. But you know what? It's not that you've got older - it's that your generation has lost touch! They've SOLD OUT. And it's the KIDS on the INTERNET with thei iPods and their Blackberries who are reminding you why you got into this WHOLE CRAZY FUCKING BUSINESS IN THE FIRST PLACE. It's the MUSIC! Oh, you can tell yourself it isn't. BUT IT IS. And if you don't listen, you and every other exec LEECHING off the hindquarters of a MEMORY is going to BITE THE FUCKING DUST!

moley, Sunday, 24 June 2007 10:49 (fifteen years ago) link

I unsubscribed offa the Lef'Letter again awhile ago.

t**t, Sunday, 24 June 2007 13:45 (fifteen years ago) link

Seriously though his blog is my fave industry read and has been for a while now.

moley, Monday, 25 June 2007 04:32 (fifteen years ago) link

omg somebody's gotta imagebomb this dude and his ridiculous opinions

Another thread on him. Also, Chuck mentioned and quoted a recent Lefsetz country music and Sirius radio thing on the Rolling Country thread.

curmudgeon, Monday, 25 June 2007 04:53 (fifteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...

His most recent column begins 'I was at the psychiatrist today...'. Magnificent. We are Lefsetz FANATICS at our house. Oh, you can laugh. But that's because you're HISTORY.

moley, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 11:04 (fifteen years ago) link

How about that T.I. diatribe...Is he right about touring rock bands having more sustained longevity than rappers or pop acts?

But I'll take T.I. over Rory Gallagher and many of the washed-up blooz-rockers and classic-rock dudes he loves.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 11 July 2007 11:44 (fifteen years ago) link

Is he right about touring rock bands having more sustained longevity than rappers or pop acts?...YES

...he must have a lot of time on his hands and he reminds me of mixerman

pollywog, Wednesday, 11 July 2007 12:33 (fifteen years ago) link

Who's mixerman? I think Lefsetz is a retired music biz attorney.

One of his pet themes is that only individuals whom he says audiences perceive as 'real' will have lasting careers. He says this does not include American Idol performers and most rappers and pop acts.

Nelly Furtado Thursday 6/7/07 The WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY Gross: $316,400 4,992/4,992 (100% Ticket prices: $65.00/$45.00 That was her best gig. In Boston, she did 3,644 out of 6,500 (56.1%). In Sayreville, NJ, she did 1,165 out of 2,050 (56.8%). In Detroit, she did 1,761 out of 2,585 (68.1%). In Grand Prairie, TX, she did 2,375 out of 2,503 (94.9%). In other words, she did SHITTY! And these weren't big halls to begin with, positively small, THEATRES! Her album has sold 1,873,719 copies, it's still number 50 on the chart A YEAR LATER! In other words, record sales don't mean shit. Work with Timbaland all you want. Have a hit on Top Forty radio that fewer people are listening to every day. Most people are not paying attention. They don't think you're REAL! Real acts don't conspire with a multitude of people, the usual suspects, to create their of the moment music. No one's even going to REMEMBER her tracks half a decade from now. No one's even going to PLAY them! (Have you heard Eminem recently?) It's not about music being stolen, that's not the big story in the music business today. It's about the bifurcation in its soul. Touring used to reflect record sales. No longer is this the case. And the real acts, the lasting acts, can all do good live business. The public got the memo, the press has not. As for the major labels? If they want a taste of every piece of the pie they've got to be trustworthy, have the act's best interests at heart. Ain't that a laugh.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 02:13 (fifteen years ago) link

so bob thinks the PUBLIC wants REAL, but it's hard to notice that said public has responded to THE REAL BOB himself by leaving ZERO COMMENTS so far on his latest blog post. ZERO COMMENTS on the post before that. ZERO COMMENTS on his LAST FOUR POSTS, in fact. the one before that elicited ONE COMMENT. so maybe everyone's talking about him but NO ONE CARES. most people are not paying attention. in other words, capital-letter posts about THE REAL don't mean shit. on the other hand, matthew fluxblog, champion of the pop, the artificial, the unreal, got 14 COMMENTS on his most recent posts. and 20 COMMENTS on the one before that. and 12 comments for his thoughts on KELLY CLARKSON. take that, bob!

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 05:44 (fifteen years ago) link

So who's READING these blogs? The Arizona girl you met at UCLA you secretly wanted to fuck? NO! That aging A&R rep with the combover whose ass you wanted to kick cos he thought he was DOWN with the kids? NO-ONE who CARES about MUSIC reads BLOGS! They're too busy LIVING! And what do they want as their soundtrack to life? Music about LOVE - love gained, love lost, love refrigerated briefly prior to baking. LOVE is what keeps us coming back to music. NOT blogs. NOT UCLA postgrad programs. NOT even Arizona girls. And especially not Matthew fucking PERPETUA.

moley, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 07:10 (fifteen years ago) link

Who's mixerman?


Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 07:56 (fifteen years ago) link

With just a few changes to the word lists, Lefsetz could pass for a SubGenius spewbot.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 07:57 (fifteen years ago) link

ctrl-f HITS not found

hstencil, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 08:35 (fifteen years ago) link

Bob always quotes 2 types of e-mail responses he gets (as many folks receive his stuff via e-mail rather than looking at his site)--from retired or current folks in the biz, or from ordinary folks who tell him how much they love 'real' music and then proceed to enthuse about the most bland middlebrow rock. The tone in both types of responses are often pretty amusing.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 14:47 (fifteen years ago) link

But I'll take T.I. over Rory Gallagher

Any sane person would. (Which says it all.)

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 14:51 (fifteen years ago) link


P'zone, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 22:44 (fifteen years ago) link

I never heard of this guy until yesterday, but his old timer shtick is kind of entertaining, I read it hearing the voice of Bob "The Kid Stays In The Picture" Evans, and then think of the Martin Landau character from Entourage.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 16:22 (fifteen years ago) link

three months pass...

Subscribed a couple of weeks ago after someone mentioned him on the Radiohead thread, I tried, but I just don't get it, unsubscribed again.

Random thoughts that go nowhere, boasting about scoring a tour jacket from a 70's Clapton tour, comments from people who apparently do get what he means, irrelevant grumpy old man stuff, nothing I want to read about several times a day.

Am I missing something or is that it?

StanM, Thursday, 25 October 2007 08:38 (fifteen years ago) link

His rants against the music biz, while largely predictable at this point, are often entertaining reading. Same goes for his stories of his life and his nostalgia.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 25 October 2007 13:59 (fifteen years ago) link

five months pass...

Article on Lefsetz in the Washington Post

moley, Monday, 31 March 2008 02:35 (fourteen years ago) link

The fact that he is "one of the music industry's most influential analysts" speaks volumes. If you pretend you're reading an Onion editorial his pieces are entertaining though.

Mark Rich@rdson, Monday, 31 March 2008 02:56 (fourteen years ago) link

When I worked at Rhino, I'd hear stories about Bob's refusals to edit his histrionic rants. Consequently, most 'casts were 90 percent wall-bouncing froth over Spirit's Dr. Sardonicus and tear-soaked Aspen weekends in '75 when MUSIC and LOVE were REAL and YOUNG, 10 percent contributions from actual Rhino employees.

Terrible Cold, Monday, 31 March 2008 16:30 (fourteen years ago) link

He's like Lsetz, the Dean of Music Analysis.

StanM, Monday, 31 March 2008 16:40 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh not that guy again. There was also this interesting take on Feist.

sonderangerbot, Monday, 31 March 2008 17:51 (fourteen years ago) link


James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 31 March 2008 20:49 (fourteen years ago) link

he reminds me of ben gazzara as jackie treehorn: "we used to have a little thing called production values... FEELINGS..."

gff, Monday, 31 March 2008 20:57 (fourteen years ago) link

That and the Onion editorial comment both made me roffle.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 31 March 2008 21:03 (fourteen years ago) link


Elvis Telecom, Monday, 31 March 2008 22:57 (fourteen years ago) link

I kinda like reading his rants as SubGenius devival art but the guy can't be bothered to put the full text of his posts in his RSS feed so screw it.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 31 March 2008 22:59 (fourteen years ago) link

LOL at his anti-Ticketmaster rant. Welcome to 1994 Bob!

MC, Tuesday, 1 April 2008 12:08 (fourteen years ago) link

four weeks pass...

oh man is he ever happy about the new Tom Petty

J0hn D., Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:09 (fourteen years ago) link

Mudcrutch vs. Tin Machine

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:09 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm officially starting the trend of calling them The Crutch.

dudes don't harsh The Crutch

M@tt He1ges0n, Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:16 (fourteen years ago) link

dude, The Crutch killed it last nite at the cow palace

M@tt He1ges0n, Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:17 (fourteen years ago) link

Pure seventies. Pure magic.

tylerw, Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:18 (fourteen years ago) link

dude the crutch don't know any other way to rock.

M@tt He1ges0n, Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:20 (fourteen years ago) link

Pure seventies. Pure magic.

this was totally my favorite line

J0hn D., Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:25 (fourteen years ago) link

Kind of sums it all up, doesn't it?

tylerw, Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:36 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...

White Room

by Bob Lefsetz

The sixties were different. They were light, and dark, and nothing in between. Today we live in the gray. In the onslaught of media, nothing sticks out, nothing is in relief, we're all hiding in our bunkers, trying to figure it all out. But, in the sixties, we ventured out, we wanted to experience IT ALL!

In the sixties there was context. It wasn't like today, where without a major hype campaign nobody knows the story. We only had three TV networks. "Rolling Stone" didn't come on the scene until the end of the decade. There were limited media outlets, and we paid attention. The big breakthrough was FM underground radio, and you were lucky if you had an outlet in your community, where you could hear Cream.

Cream was something you heard about from your friends. You went over to somebody's house and they played you "Sunshine Of Your Love". Pete Townshend eventually sang about one note, pure and easy, playing so free, but really it was one RIFF that people lined up behind. And that riff, the one that got it all started, was the one from "Sunshine Of Your Love".

Listen to "Sunshine Of Your Love" today, you'll be STUNNED how little is on the record. God, it sounds like there were NO overdubs, just a power trio laying it down. Still, it wasn't just the notes Clapton was playing, it was the SOUND of those notes. There was a RICHNESS in this hard rock, a SWEETNESS! This wasn't music for boys only, this was music for EVERYBODY with genitals. It had such a weird effect on you, hearing this sound, you felt it in different parts of your body, your brain, your lower abdomen and your groin. Right after the set-up, after the richness, there's this bit of distortion in the guitar, you feel like you're in it for the long haul, to climax, four minutes hence.

Hearing "Sunshine Of Your Love" you had to buy "Disraeli Gears". And that's when you discovered it, the essence, opening side two.

Today the label picks the track, and what's left of radio takes instruction, it's all a CAMPAIGN, which you're AWARE OF! But listening to FM back then was like listening to XM today. Your relationship is with the DEEJAY! Not his voice, not his inane rap like on Sirius, but his CHOICES! That's why we love people, because of who they ARE! And when you heard "Tales Of Brave Ulysses" on the radio your life was made, the same way when Mike Marrone plays some obscure cut that only I thought I knew it makes my day.

One can argue quite strongly the first Cream album is the best. The sound isn't as good as "Disraeli Gears", but overall the songs are BETTER!

But after "Disraeli Gears", the songs got worse. Except for the unexpected "Badge", NOTHING was the caliber of what came before. Still, there was a huge hit on "Wheels Of Fire", a simple song, but one with a monster riff so exquisite that we were touched once again. It was just the SOUND of Clapton's guitar, it sounded like he was WEEPING! But then Ginger hit the drum, and Jack sang richly. Yes, as great as Clapton was, Jack's vocals were a key element of the band.

The dude who made available the MP3s of the Royal Albert Hall show left three out, the last three numbers of the concert. He hopped to, posted them on the site, and I just downloaded them, and heard "White Room".

I don't understand flying around the world to see a band. That's not what rock and roll is about. Rock and roll is about scraping up every dollar you've got, eating the equivalent of dog food just so you can AFFORD to go to the gig. The gig isn't an afterthought, ONE thing you can acquire, experience, but the ONLY thing!

While we were experiencing flower power in the U.S., the Brits were experiencing rain. The music from across the pond was different from ours. It wasn't sunny, it was dark. Made in the U.K., it was America's dark underbelly. It coexisted with Monkees hits. It was necessary, for balance.

Flying across the pond forty years later has NO darkness. Unless you saved up every last dollar you had and slept on the street in order to go.

And, going was SO much different then. You went ALL THE TIME! Because the tickets were CHEAP! Under five bucks. The concert experience wasn't about preferred parking and alcohol, it was about the MUSIC!

And that music can be heard in Cream's rendition of "White Room" on May 5th.

Eric gets that unique guitar sound. But really, it's Ginger's drums. You can hear the FEROCITY!

And then, on top of it all, in comes Jack.

Oh, he's singing along, all those words you remember. And then you hear it...

"I'll wait in this place where the sun never shines Wait in this place where the shadows run from themselves"

I'm waiting for this place to return. Where business trumps art. Where creativity is revered over music. Where the messiah returns.

Religious zealots think the messiah is going to come from heaven. Down to save us.

But I don't believe that. I don't believe in a higher power. I believe in people. Their ability to triumph, do the right thing, against incredible odds.

Here, just before the show is over, almost two hours into it, having deliv ered upon expectations, Cream FINALLY throws off the limitations and just RIPS! THIS is music-making. When you're no longer going by the rehearsal, when you're just WINGING IT! When you stop concentrating on being together, do your own thing and it all FALLS INTO PLACE!

And a little over halfway through the number, Eric finally takes center stage, he finally WAILS! Not in the way he has for the past thirty years, but the way he did with John Mayall, as a SIDEMAN! In the tradition of great bluesmen, he's taking his LICKS! He's just part of the club.

And all these years later, it's still a championship team.

Mr. Big STFU (ojo), Thursday, 5 November 2009 21:56 (thirteen years ago) link

How many of his letters start out with something about the sixties or the classic era being "different"?

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 5 November 2009 22:03 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

Lefzetz meets Pitchfork, world implodes.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:30 (eleven years ago) link

Don Henley knew this back in 1976.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Wednesday, 12 October 2022 01:45 (five months ago) link

Well, yeah.

an icon of a worried-looking, long-haired, bespectacled man (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 12 October 2022 02:10 (five months ago) link

Check the Spotify Top 50, there's not a SINGLE Beyonce song! Not one!

ok but if you look at the spotify top albums chart, there she is at #5. and since there isn’t a big single buoying the album, isn’t that an indication that people are listening to the whole album and listening often?

can always count on this fucker to draw the dumbest conclusion from any piece of data presented to him

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Saturday, 15 October 2022 03:46 (five months ago) link

I just want to say I've grown to really resent -- for all that it was in jest -- the question at the end of the opening post to this thread all those years ago. Fate worse than death, to be even slightly like this clown.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 15 October 2022 03:52 (five months ago) link

ha ha aw :(

Vance Vance Devolution (sic), Saturday, 15 October 2022 04:04 (five months ago) link

two months pass...

True, the early bird does catch the worm, but are you eating worms?

The self-titled drags (Eazy), Thursday, 22 December 2022 05:55 (three months ago) link

Nobody likes me

The Beatles were the first to popularize wokeism (President Keyes), Thursday, 22 December 2022 11:22 (three months ago) link


J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Thursday, 22 December 2022 11:32 (three months ago) link

whomst among us is not, in a certain sense, bob lefsetz?

poster of sparks (rogermexico.), Thursday, 22 December 2022 12:49 (three months ago) link

He's always defending Ticketmaster and asserting big artists can tell them to do things differently

curmudgeon, Thursday, 22 December 2022 15:20 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

I’d even proffer at this late date if Kim Carnes appeared on the Super Bowl more people would know her big hit song than those of Rihanna.

Position Position, Thursday, 16 February 2023 16:54 (one month ago) link

industry-adjacent boomers

la vie wokisme (voodoo chili), Thursday, 16 February 2023 17:03 (one month ago) link

the only audience that matters

la vie wokisme (voodoo chili), Thursday, 16 February 2023 17:03 (one month ago) link


idk why i'm still surprised at this doofus, but what an odd reference.

"i'm grateful." (Austin), Thursday, 16 February 2023 17:29 (one month ago) link

also yeah, i'm playing the race card: of course ol leffy would prefer a nice h`white lady.

"i'm grateful." (Austin), Thursday, 16 February 2023 17:30 (one month ago) link

I’ll expose you, when I snow you
Offer feed with the crumbs I throw you
I’m ferocious and I sell just what it
Takes to make your cheeks blush
Bitch better have my money

let us now celebrate ama ‘piano’ smith & the clowns (breastcrawl), Thursday, 16 February 2023 17:31 (one month ago) link

I'm def of the Lefsetz school of "No one knows what's going on in music anymore" but "Umbrella" is a huge, omnipresent fucking song

Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 16 February 2023 17:35 (one month ago) link

Like, in the Kim Carnes era there was like one of those songs every week. In the Rihanna era there's maybe two a year if you're lucky. But "Umbrella" is assuredly one of them!

Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 16 February 2023 17:37 (one month ago) link

rihanna has enough hits that anyone who has been to a bar or restaurant or grocery store in the past fifteen years will have heard a few of them

la vie wokisme (voodoo chili), Thursday, 16 February 2023 17:39 (one month ago) link

> but what an odd reference.

Really odd! But now I'm noticing a mild resemblance between Rhianna and Bette Davis.

bendy, Thursday, 16 February 2023 18:30 (one month ago) link

Tommy Tutone is more popular than Rhianna it's science

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 16 February 2023 18:38 (one month ago) link

He says he doesn’t listen to pop radio, just his fave Sirius XM stations; he says he doesn’t surf for new music; and apparently must just get his groceries delivered.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 16 February 2023 18:46 (one month ago) link

if he wanted to be topical, should've gone with Nena

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 16 February 2023 19:20 (one month ago) link

xp and of course he assumes that everyone else in the world is just like him

la vie wokisme (voodoo chili), Thursday, 16 February 2023 19:47 (one month ago) link

jt’s not like 1981’s 70-year-olds would have been familiar with “Bette Davis Eyes”

let us now celebrate ama ‘piano’ smith & the clowns (breastcrawl), Thursday, 16 February 2023 19:59 (one month ago) link

In 1981 they had Helen O’connell in the halftime show, so maybe Lefs has a point

INDEPENDENTS DAY BY STEVEN SPILBERG (President Keyes), Friday, 17 February 2023 14:56 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

I know I can’t say “rape and pillage” anymore

fact checking cuz, Tuesday, 7 March 2023 14:59 (three weeks ago) link

The Lefsetz letter--that's where I'm a Viking!

INDEPENDENTS DAY BY STEVEN SPILBERG (President Keyes), Tuesday, 7 March 2023 15:08 (three weeks ago) link

Talk to a millennial, ask them what is hot. Chances are they'll mention a TikTokker or YouTube influencer you've never heard of.

sir, millennials are pushing 40

avatár the way of watár (voodoo chili), Monday, 13 March 2023 13:46 (two weeks ago) link

"hey youngster, what's hot?"

''can be prusuaded to show gayness'' (Austin), Monday, 13 March 2023 14:54 (two weeks ago) link

Millennial: "I'll ask my kid."

INDEPENDENTS DAY BY STEVEN SPILBERG (President Keyes), Monday, 13 March 2023 15:07 (two weeks ago) link

the funny thing is a lot of the "boring suburban parents" i know are more plugged into youth culture than a lot of cool culture writers just because they have multiple teens in their house

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 13 March 2023 15:13 (two weeks ago) link

lefsetz makes more sense once you realize he's writing for people pushing 70

avatár the way of watár (voodoo chili), Monday, 13 March 2023 15:20 (two weeks ago) link

(thinks of people i know pushing 70)

no, this doesn't help i'm still struggling =/

''can be prusuaded to show gayness'' (Austin), Monday, 13 March 2023 15:52 (two weeks ago) link

It's for 70 year olds who keep up with the new bands--you know, like R.E.M.

INDEPENDENTS DAY BY STEVEN SPILBERG (President Keyes), Monday, 13 March 2023 15:56 (two weeks ago) link

people who genuinely think kim carnes is more famous in 2022 than rihanna

avatár the way of watár (voodoo chili), Monday, 13 March 2023 15:59 (two weeks ago) link

or whatever year this is

avatár the way of watár (voodoo chili), Monday, 13 March 2023 16:00 (two weeks ago) link

we're getting infected by lefsetz brain

mh, Monday, 13 March 2023 17:05 (two weeks ago) link

it's better than righsetz brain

INDEPENDENTS DAY BY STEVEN SPILBERG (President Keyes), Monday, 13 March 2023 17:08 (two weeks ago) link

righsetz fred

avatár the way of watár (voodoo chili), Monday, 13 March 2023 17:30 (two weeks ago) link

no way I'm disco dancing

INDEPENDENTS DAY BY STEVEN SPILBERG (President Keyes), Monday, 13 March 2023 17:36 (two weeks ago) link

Stephanie Setz

m0stly clean (Slowsquatch), Monday, 13 March 2023 20:44 (two weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

It's not your father's music business anymore. And we're the fathers, if not the grandfathers! As great as Giraldo and Benatar are, they appeared quaint compared to the rest of the acts. They were a blast from the past. Today image is key. And dancing. The trappings. Once again, it's not the seventies anymore. Not even the eighties!

underwater as a compliment (Eazy), Tuesday, 28 March 2023 23:00 (yesterday) link

Once, it wasn’t the seventies any more. Now, it isn’t the seventies again!

least said, sergio mendes (sic), Tuesday, 28 March 2023 23:43 (yesterday) link

This still ain‘t no summer of love

INDEPENDENTS DAY BY STEVEN SPILBERG (President Keyes), Tuesday, 28 March 2023 23:52 (yesterday) link

ah yes the '80s when pop stars didn't care about their image or dancing or...trappings

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 29 March 2023 00:09 (three hours ago) link

Can we return to the image-free 1970s musics of glam rock, P-funk, punk, hippies, disco, Bowie and Kraftwerk

least said, sergio mendes (sic), Wednesday, 29 March 2023 02:10 (one hour ago) link


It’s Only Her Factory, Girl! (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 29 March 2023 02:11 (one hour ago) link

Should have just said Psst! Come over here!

It’s Only Her Factory, Girl! (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 29 March 2023 02:13 (one hour ago) link

sic i would ultimately like to return to the image-free 1960s musics of motown, ed sullivan, and also hippies

''i am the kanye west kanye west thinks he is.'' (Austin), Wednesday, 29 March 2023 03:02 (forty minutes ago) link

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