iOS app Android app

Entries by Michael Sigman from 12/2012

Pete Bennett Promoted Elvis, Beatles, Stones -- and Pete Bennett

| Posted 12.03.2012 | Fifty

Pete became a sort of self-parody of the obnoxious promotion man. He photo-bombed so many stars -- mostly with their blessings but sometimes as a vaguely-positioned background figure -- that his photo op with the Pope led some to ask, "Who's that with Pete?"

The Essential Music -- and Art -- of The Golden Age of Vinyl

| Posted 12.07.2012 | Fifty

Five years after the "Golden Age of Vinyl" came to a close, the MTV invasion established the dominance of the music video. A few years later came CDs, with their tiny art and microscopic liner notes. The generation of great art representing great music was over.

Facebook Serendipity, a Christmas Album and More, Much More

| Posted 12.13.2012 | Fifty

I recently Facebook-friended Josh Mills, who reciprocated right away -- because, I assumed, he remembered me fondly from many years ago when we were both music journalists.

Note to Pundints: Block Those Mispronounciations

| Posted 12.21.2012 | Comedy

It's no longer hyperbowlic to say that we must stop the esculation of verbage malpractice from overpaid media pundints who engage in repeated mispronounciations. Too off ten, these incidences are allowed to perculate unchallenged in commentaries and innerviews.

This New Year's, Resolve to Give Yourself a Break

| Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living

Bite-sized goals are easier to digest. Climbing stairs instead of taking elevators or choosing a "bad" parking space to take a brisk walk might not please your aerobics trainer, but the health benefits will be substantial.