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Entries by Michael Sigman from 09/2012

Whither Alt Weeklies? A Reality Check

| Posted 09.03.2012 | Media

Now, with many more papers and far less revenue, VVM faces a mountain of debt with no discernible exit strategy.

Ryan/Romney: Between Rock and a Hard Race

| Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential hopefuls have been especially clueless in their efforts to co-opt rock & roll songs whose actual meanings are at odds with, er, GOP messaging.

Rock DJ Carol Miller On The Magic of Radio And The Fight Of Her Life

| Posted 09.10.2012 | Fifty

One creepy program director had a hard time understanding why Miller would object when he groped her newly reconstructed breast. "What's the difference," he asked. "You can't feel it anyway."

Mitt Romney: Post-Modern Stand-up Comic

| Posted 09.24.2012 | Comedy

Differentiating Mitt Romney's intended jokes from his sincere utterings can also be viewed through the lens of post-modern comedy. Can you tell which are which among the following Top 40?

Polls, Sham Polls and Linguistics

| Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

Though scores of Republicans are looking at poll numbers and moving to the sidelines or outright jumping ship, at least two imaginative Romney cheerleader/pundits -- Hugh Hewitt and Dick Morris -- maintain a different view. They say Romney already is ahead.

Andy, Where Do We Begin?

| Posted 09.26.2012 | Entertainment

Through his recordings, his personal appearances and his hit TV shows, Andy gave old-fashioned songwriters a chance to stay in the game during a time when rock & rollers came to dominate the charts by recording their own material. In particular, Andy gave my dad, Carl Sigman, the last and biggest hit of his career.

Behind the Scenes at Mitt's Debate Prep

| Posted 09.30.2012 | Comedy

With his chances to survive the presidential contest at stake in the first debate this Wednesday, Mitt Romney has repaired to an undisclosed mansion to rehearse his answers to moderator Jim Lehrer's toughest questions.