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David Fagin
David Fagin is a New York-based writer/producer/musician and the founder of indie-rock icons, The Rosenbergs, the first band credited with going 'viral.' His diverse resume includes testifying on Capitol Hill, lecturing at Harvard, and appearing on shows such as Dennis Miller, Carson Daly, and Howard Stern. His writing has been featured everywhere from Billboard, to The Onion, to AOL News. He's even worked with The Muppets. David's music can be heard on a variety of television shows and in retail stores around the country. These days, he can be found playing in The Counterfeiters, the best 80s/90s cover band in the New York area. He is also a food snob. Follow his blog on Tumblr.

Entries by David Fagin

Peabody Energy Settles SEC Lawsuit -- Agrees to 'Lie Less'

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 12:18 AM

Peabody Energy, the world's largest publicly-traded coal company, has reached a settlement with the New York Attorney General's office after accusations their statements on climate change misled investors and basically "fucked shit up" for a lot of folks.

The two-year investigation ends with Peabody admitting no wrongdoing, nor the paying...

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We, the Creators, Are No Longer Content Giving Away Our Content

(10) Comments | Posted November 4, 2015 | 3:16 PM

As long as I can remember, being a musician has been synonymous with being broke. Hence, the old joke, "What do you call a musician without a girlfriend?" "Homeless."

But, it's not a joke. Artists of all types have been the lowest form of life on the entertainment food chain...

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So, Tsu Me: Why Facebook Is Terrified of This Virtually Unknown Competitor and What It Could Mean For the Future of the Internet

(133) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 1:47 PM

Let's 'Face' it. In today's tech landscape, there's no bigger dog on the block than Facebook. "King Mark" has built an empire so rich and so vast that if he thinks your little startup is going to cause him problems, he simply buys you out for...

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Office Spaced: Can't We Do Away with the 9-5 Workday, Already?

(3) Comments | Posted October 8, 2015 | 11:31 AM

I have a friend who works for one of largest financial company's in the country. A few days ago, she told me about an experience she had at work; of which, the sheer nonsensicalness of it all was to be the catalyst for this piece.

Apparently, my friend, who's...

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I.O.S 9 in Need of an S.O.S.

(7) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 4:14 PM

I guess you can say I've been lucky. In all the years I've owned an iPhone, I've never had a single problem after updating to the latest IOS. I've heard rumblings about bugs and the like, but never experienced any of the issues, firsthand. So much for luck.


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Kentucky Fried Chick - Entering the Era of the Rock Star Zealot

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2015 | 5:52 PM


I'm not sure why, but, in spite of all the mass shootings, in spite of the dozens of cases of police brutality, in spite of story after story of political corruption, and in spite of all the other horrible things we do to...

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The Gift -- A Gift for Fans of 'Real' Movies

(2) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 1:59 PM

What is it about a good movie that makes some of us sit and watch a classic like Goodfellas on T.V. for the 68th time, even with the extra hour of commercials, even when we own the DVD and even with all the profanity and blood edited out? Who knows?...

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Not in a Minion Years: The Top 10 Reasons Why 'Minions' is the Worst Movie Ever Made

(45) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 12:51 PM

Feel free to call Me Despicable, but, in my opinion, Minions is easily one of the worst movies of all time.

I didn't walk in wanting to hate it. I walked in wanting to love it. Which is why I'm so pissed.

Like almost everyone on Planet Earth, I,...

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To Pitch, or Not to Pitch, That is the Question

(2) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 4:26 PM

Ideas. We all have them. At least, most of us do.

Good or not, if you're an aspiring writer of any kind, especially in the current climate of incessant remakes - be it books, screenplays, musicals, songs, even jokes, etc. - you know how hard it is to...

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Supreme Court Votes to Legalize Rush Fans

(13) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 4:33 AM

In a week that saw landmark decisions for both health care and gay marriage, the Supreme Court, in another hotly contested issue amongst the justices, voted 5-4 to legally recognize fans of the Canadian supergroup, Rush.

As far back as the Carter administration, fans of the prog rock trio, currently...

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To Taylor, Love David

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 3:11 PM

Dearest Taylor:

I'm writing because, like many others, I saw the love letter you penned to Apple in defense of "independent" artists, everywhere. And what a well written and well thought-out letter it was.

However, between you and me, we need to clear up a few things:


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Amazon's Same-Day Delivery Service Taking Hits From Unreliable Third Party Couriers and Other, Faster Options

(3) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 1:51 PM

Most of us want what we want when we want it, if not sooner. Especially in the era of instant gratification.

Given how quickly we expect things to come to us, even something as simple as an extra click on a web page could mean the difference between a...

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Noah Baumbach Is the Naked Emperor

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 4:05 PM

It should be noted, anyone who can get a movie made in this climate of super hero sequels and animated blockbusters deserves a pat on the back. That being said, it seems I'm definitely in the minority - given the adulation and praise his work normally receives -, when I...

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A Brief Eulogy for Kenny Gorka: One of Music's True Greats

(9) Comments | Posted March 20, 2015 | 5:44 PM

Kenny Gorka, one of the last remaining partners of the New York nightclub The Bitter End, just died.

I wanted to write something to mark his passing. Although he will be known for running the Greenwich Village landmark that developed and launched such artists as Bob Dylan,...

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Alabama Supreme Court Jesters Prove Discrimination is Alive and Well at the Highest Levels of Government

(1) Comments | Posted March 4, 2015 | 2:35 PM

It's one thing to surf the net and come across stories of the haplessly ignorant doing mind-bogglingly stupid things -- like accidentally shooting themselves in a Walmart or "locking" themselves in a closet (that wasn't locked) during a three day meth binge, then asking the police to let them out....

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House Republcians Looking Into Why Blackmail and Bribes Failed to Secure Net Neutrality Vote

(4) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 2:54 PM

Washington D.C. -- Speaker of the House John Boehner announced today that his office will be launching an unprecedented probe into why bribes and kickbacks were not enough to secure a victory in the years-long, hotly contested, Net Neutrality issue.

Speaker Boehner stated, "Today's decision by the FCC allowing the...

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A Guide to Using Facebook on Valentine's Day... and Beyond

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2015 | 4:51 PM

Let's "face" it. Whether we "like" it or not, Facebook is now a major part of our social media crazed culture, and even more disturbingly, the modern relationship.

Double entendre's aside, these days, there's no question, if you're one of the 80 billion people who now use Facebook, your...

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Let's Face It, Without Controversy, The Grammys -- and Probably The Music Business -- Would Be Done

(1) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 12:58 PM

No doubt about it. The Grammys are in trouble. Aside from an occasional moment of actual artistry here and there - like Annie Lennox's recent performance - over the past decade, the barely credible awards show that celebrates, what it claims, are music's best and brightest, has made...

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Detroit Rocked City: The Land That Time, and Everyone Else, Forgot

(2) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 12:19 AM

Almost 20,000 families are homeless. Over 50% are unemployed. Nearly half of the City is functionally illiterate. 40% of the homes are without Internet access. The City, itself, is over $5 billion in debt, putting each family in the hole to the tune of approximately $4,500. Houses are...

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Patriots Become First Team in NFL History to Earn Free Pass to Next Year's Super Bowl

(116) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 11:33 AM

The 45-7 beating the New England Patriots laid on the Indianapolis Colts this past Sunday prompted the NFL to do something it's never done before.

In a rare, impromptu, behind-closed-doors meeting, NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, met with other league officials and unanimously voted to allow the Patriots to take the...

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