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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Actually, I heard he was Luther Campbell.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Wednesday, 17 May 2006 04:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

I unsubscribed offa the Lef'Letter again awhile ago.

t**t, Sunday, 24 June 2007 13:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

moley, Monday, 25 June 2007 04:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

Who's mixerman?


Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 07:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 07:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

ctrl-f HITS not found

hstencil, Wednesday, 18 July 2007 08:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink


P'zone, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 22:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Article on Lefsetz in the Washington Post

moley, Monday, 31 March 2008 02:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

StanM, Monday, 31 March 2008 16:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

sonderangerbot, Monday, 31 March 2008 17:51 (nine years ago) Permalink


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

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

That and the Onion editorial comment both made me roffle.

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


Elvis Telecom, Monday, 31 March 2008 22:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

MC, Tuesday, 1 April 2008 12:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

oh man is he ever happy about the new Tom Petty

J0hn D., Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

Mudcrutch vs. Tin Machine

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

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

Pure seventies. Pure magic.

tylerw, Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

M@tt He1ges0n, Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

Pure seventies. Pure magic.

this was totally my favorite line

J0hn D., Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

tylerw, Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Lefzetz meets Pitchfork, world implodes.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:30 (six years ago) Permalink

site:lefsetz.com "ed sheeran"

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Monday, 17 April 2017 04:08 (nine months ago) Permalink

"Drake is a party of one atop the pop/urban heap and he’s the beneficiary of attention, people are interested in what he does, they’ll spend time checking it out, and they’ve got almost no time for anything else." -- lefsetz, less than a month ago

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Monday, 17 April 2017 04:09 (nine months ago) Permalink

Lef's def got his finger on the pulse, it's a shame pop/urban acts like Beyonce, Rhianna, and Future have to labor in obscurity

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

It's not that you can't reach us, it's that we don't CARE!

Even worse, if you overload us, we go on backlash.

Kinda like Mac DeMarco... I knew the name, but there was an exquisite article on him in yesterday's "Times," saying how he gave out his address so his fans could stop by, and it made me wonder, who was his publicity agent? Getting into the "Times" is so hard.

It's Jessica Linker at Pitch Perfect PR. But if you use her beware. Now I HATE MAC DEMARCO!

to pimp a barfly (Eazy), Monday, 1 May 2017 20:52 (eight months ago) Permalink

sweet, I was missing the "weird namedropping of female industry figures" bingo square

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Monday, 1 May 2017 21:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

I bet $1 million he tried to get into some show or event and wasn't on the list and pulled the "don't you know who I am?" card and she was like "uh who?"

I got da Midas touch as you fucking were LG x (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 4 May 2017 01:10 (eight months ago) Permalink

who is anthony fantano

mookieproof, Thursday, 4 May 2017 01:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

this dude


— THE KID MERO 🇩🇴 (@THEKIDMERO) May 3, 2017

a landlocked exclave (mh), Thursday, 4 May 2017 02:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

Do they have beef now or something?

how's life, Thursday, 4 May 2017 11:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

afaict AF has escalated his tactic of pissing off as many people as possible in order to get clicks

a landlocked exclave (mh), Thursday, 4 May 2017 14:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

It's just you and me, arguing, going to bed looking at the ceiling wondering...


to pimp a barfly (Eazy), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 14:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

"Gotta get down to it
Soldiers are cutting us down
Should have been done long ago"

What should have been long ago? Upgrading your mobile phone? Posting to Instagram?

to pimp a barfly (Eazy), Saturday, 13 May 2017 19:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

It’s the new “Blurred Lines,” but the role of Emily Ratajkowski is played by Zuleya Rivera, and she keeps her clothes on!

But that does not mean you can take your eyes off her.

fact checking cuz, Thursday, 8 June 2017 22:45 (seven months ago) Permalink

How did this happen?


Eazy, Friday, 9 June 2017 20:00 (seven months ago) Permalink

The classic acts are irrelevant. Do you even know that Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie have a new album? They're much more famous than all the acts on the top of the chart, but they haven't even reached six digits on all tracks but one on Spotify.

does he seriously think that buckingham and mcvie are still more famous than kendrick lamar or justin bieber?

beginning to think i'm 40 years younger than lef's target audience.

black covfefe in bed (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 04:38 (seven months ago) Permalink

this whole letter was just super weird. why is he so shocked that the most popular songs of the day are the ones that appeal to young people instead of balding nebbishes like him?

black covfefe in bed (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 04:40 (seven months ago) Permalink

hard to quantify but nearly every baby boomer--the largest generation--is familiar with the Mac

President Keyes, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 12:57 (seven months ago) Permalink

right, but boomers are just gonna keep listening to those classic records. most boomers who were active music consumers back then have long checked out

it's a dumb point--if it were all about Q rating among the boomer set, then Paul McCartney's New would've been the biggest album of two thousand and whatever

black covfefe in bed (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 13:06 (seven months ago) Permalink

there is really not much relation between fame and sales of new records. Almost everyone knows who Chuck Berry is but I doubt his posthumous album is going to sell 50 million copies this week.

President Keyes, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 13:10 (seven months ago) Permalink


President Keyes, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 13:10 (seven months ago) Permalink

guy whose whole persona is 'entitled jerk' in being an entitled jerk shocker?

maura, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:47 (seven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

don't know what's going on anymore. I'm sitting on the crapper reading my phone and freaking

Eazy, Saturday, 22 July 2017 08:00 (five months ago) Permalink

Bob Lefsetz is all of us.

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 22 July 2017 11:45 (five months ago) Permalink

it's been said before but

new board description

fuckin xpost

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Saturday, 22 July 2017 11:53 (five months ago) Permalink

I'm paranoid, crappin with my finger on the twitter

President Keyes, Sunday, 23 July 2017 16:49 (five months ago) Permalink

Hey, Bob, would you please go on the r—

Ask me to go on the road and do the same thing 150 times in a row and there's no way

Eazy, Tuesday, 25 July 2017 21:41 (five months ago) Permalink

He stays at home and blogs the same thing 150 times, so...

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 25 July 2017 22:15 (five months ago) Permalink

I have a morning ritual. I wake up, unplug my phone, go to the bathroom, sit on the throne and check my e-mail, my Twitter feed and then the news, in that order.

I've grossed you out.

Eazy, Sunday, 6 August 2017 19:01 (five months ago) Permalink

omg the paragraph right after that

Dancing on the Pylons, Sunday, 6 August 2017 19:08 (five months ago) Permalink

it offends me that this guy has ever been paid anything to voice, state, or elaborate on any opinion he holds

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Sunday, 6 August 2017 19:18 (five months ago) Permalink

No coffee before shit? Impressive

flappy bird, Monday, 7 August 2017 18:26 (five months ago) Permalink

No shirt either I'd wager.

weird echo of the falsies (Tom D.), Monday, 7 August 2017 18:28 (five months ago) Permalink

interesting that he calls his poop "the news"

President Keyes, Monday, 7 August 2017 18:56 (five months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

My place is a dump. No one can come in.

Eazy, Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:48 (four months ago) Permalink

Soderbergh thought he was smarter than the industry, he only spent half the usual marketing dollars, $20 million instead of $40 million. And he’s going on about how the film is in profit and other hogwash

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Thursday, 24 August 2017 04:05 (four months ago) Permalink

something deeply sad about that new column, I think our Bob has entered his bitter phase

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Thursday, 24 August 2017 11:09 (four months ago) Permalink

imo when people really attached to the status quo start spouting gibberish about how you didn't really succeed because you didn't do all the things they deem correct ($40 million on marketing!) then you might be doing just fine

mh, Thursday, 24 August 2017 14:01 (four months ago) Permalink

something deeply sad about that new column, I think our Bob has entered his bitter phase


flappy bird, Thursday, 24 August 2017 14:23 (four months ago) Permalink

Get out of your dirty house, Lefs.

And as I was descending the staircase I said to myself...I NEED TO COME TO THE SOHO HOUSE MORE OFTEN!

Eazy, Thursday, 24 August 2017 23:35 (four months ago) Permalink

Then again, Taylor Swift is a woman of her times. Embattled, self-righteously taking on all detractors, just like the President.

And by pointing this out I'm seen as part of the problem as opposed to part of the solution.

But someone has to stand up for truth.

And I'm not worrying about payback, SHE ALREADY WROTE A SONG ABOUT ME!

Eazy, Friday, 25 August 2017 19:12 (four months ago) Permalink

Ask Pete Townshend if he still hopes he dies before he gets old. He IS old, and he LIKES IT!

Eazy, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 03:05 (four months ago) Permalink

Although I always found stretchy material to be somewhat see-through, undies visible, but I didn't think too much about it.

Eazy, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:59 (three months ago) Permalink

I’m a jeans and polo shirt kind of guy. That was a big breakthrough in high school, the ability to wear jeans to class. But back then we called them “dungarees.”


shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 07:16 (three months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...


in which bob shaves ("i'm bad at it"), is driven to the cnn studio in hollywood, is ushered past cnn security ("if you're on the list, you're golden. that's what life's all about, being on the list"), gets his makeup done, goes on some cnn show to talk about eminem (because i guess keith olbermann wasn't available?), meets one of harvey weinstein's victims ("a very attractive woman"), watches her get even more attractive when the makeup artist applies lipliner and lipstick, realizes that life's an illusion, and concludes that donald j. trump is "no match" for marshall mathers.

also, there's video of his cnn appearance.


fact checking cuz, Sunday, 15 October 2017 06:28 (three months ago) Permalink

279 emails just waiting for Bob to reply to

Master of Treacle, Sunday, 15 October 2017 06:55 (three months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I'm eating fruitcake.

I know, I know, it's supposed to be inedible, you're supposed to pass it on to some out of the loop friend as a gift, there are fruitcakes from the 1800s still circulating, but this one is pretty damn good, it came from Whole Foods with a gingerbread base and nothing involved speaks to my holiday memories since I'm Jewish, but I'm all up for new traditions, as long as you don't put a Christmas tree up in the house, who knows what's next, a cross?

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 26 December 2017 15:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

A Very Lefsetz Christmas

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 26 December 2017 16:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the day has arrived when I finally agree with lefsetz

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Thursday, 28 December 2017 15:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Curiosity got the better of me after reading this thread, so I signed up and it's quite the ride. This line from the latest one about Petty is just too much to not post:

And it was all in our heads. This was long before MTV. Production at shows was limited. You bought the vinyl and spun it alone in your room and transcended, you had to go to the show not to shoot selfies, not to say you were there, BUT TO PRAY AT THE CHURCH OF YOUR SOUL!

whitehallunity, Saturday, 30 December 2017 14:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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