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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 party band on the planet. Check out his first original song since Lincoln was shot and follow his blog on Tumblr. He is also a food snob.

Entries by David Fagin

One Man's Quest to Face His Fear Becomes Documentary and (Almost) Lands Him On Stage With U2

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2016 | 11:55 AM

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Fear. Is there any more daunting, more soul-draining, more life-destroying emotion than fear?

Millions of volumes of psychology books have been written on the human race's fascination with, and, most of the time, begrudging submission to, fear.

Fear keeps...

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Why Pearl Jam 2016 Is Better (and More Important) Than Pearl Jam 1991

(38) Comments | Posted May 3, 2016 | 12:44 PM

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I have to admit, aside from digging the 4-5 MTV hits off their now-classic 1990 release, Ten, I was never a big Pearl Jam fan. In fact, up until yesterday afternoon, when my girlfriend told me her company had a box next...
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Hate Those New Credit Card Chips? You're Not Alone

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2016 | 3:14 PM

To swipe, or not to swipe? - Hamlet, if he were alive today.
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Why does it always seem that, when talking about technology, in order to take one step forward, we must first take two big ones back?

Ever since the...

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Are Two Guys From Vancouver Building The VR World's Next Microsoft?

(2) Comments | Posted March 31, 2016 | 9:57 PM

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Perhaps the reason Geordi Laforge never took his trademark glasses off was because he was busy binge watching every season of House of Cards.

Don't look now kiddies, but the days of everyone sitting around your new 4K, Ultra HD, 52"...

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Howard Friedman: A Real Life Superman

(18) Comments | Posted March 29, 2016 | 2:27 AM

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Contrary to popular belief, Superman's real name is not Clark Kent. It's Howie Friedman.

Not surprising you never heard of him. He wasn't a rock star, or an actor, or a titan of industry, or anyone of any consequence to...

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Trump Announces Plan To Defeat Zika Virus

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2016 | 12:04 PM

Speaking at a rally in Birmingham, AL., on his quest to secure his party's nomination, GOP front-runner, Donald Trump, announced a broad and sweeping plan to stop the rapidly spreading Zika virus in its tracks.

With 58 confirmed cases already reported in the New York area alone, Trump said, "As...

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A Trump Presidency Is Exactly What We Need (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Idiots)

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2016 | 2:36 PM

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I don't know about you, but I think Donald Trump would make a great President. Not 'great' in a J.F.K. sort of way, mind you. Rather, 'great' in a Kardashian kind of way. And, isn't that what it's all about these...

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The 2016 Grammy Awkwards

(1) Comments | Posted February 16, 2016 | 3:08 PM

With only a handful of actual awards handed out on television, The Grammys did its utmost best to convince us nothing is wrong with the music business. Again. It's kind of like the orchestra on the Titanic-if the Titanic took 20 years to sink.

I'll be honest. I didn't watch...

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Alabama Chief Justice Overruled By Busboy

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2016 | 1:50 PM

Minutes after Alabama's Chief Supreme Court Justice, Roy Moore, overruled the Supreme Court's decision to allow marriage licenses be issued to same sex couples, he was overruled by Frank Petus, a busboy at Carl's Jr. in neighboring Birmingham.

Speaking from the broom closet next to the men's room,...

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

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2015 | 11:18 PM

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

(11) Comments | Posted November 4, 2015 | 2:16 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

(145) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 12:47 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 | 10:31 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 | 3:14 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.

Let's...

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

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2015 | 4:52 PM

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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 | 12:59 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

(49) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 11:51 AM

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 | 3:26 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 | 3:33 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 | 2:11 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:

First,...

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