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David Wild
David Wild is an Emmy-nominated television writer, a best-selling author and a Contributing Editor for Rolling Stone. But what he really wants to do is write for free on Huffington Post, so buy his latest book "Diary Of A Player" that he co-wrote with Brad Paisley.

Entries by David Wild

Top Ten Reasons to Watch "The 2015 Billboard Music Awards"

(3) Comments | Posted May 17, 2015 | 11:09 AM

You are all formally -- and casually -- invited to attend The 2015 Billboard Music Awards
Sunday Night on ABC. And because Billboard rules in the chart world, here are my Top Ten Reasons To Watch our show:

1) Music is an exciting game, and at the Billboard Music...

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Songs For 'The Dress': A Very Colorful Playlist

(2) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 6:57 AM

Forget about color, America. Instead, let us all come together and see "The Dress" -- as it is now forever known -- as being half full. So you call me a cockeyed optimist -- or just a poorly dressed idiot -- but here is my colorful playlist for "The Dress"...

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Top 57 Reasons to Watch the 57th Annual Grammy Awards

(1) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 7:02 AM

Okay, let's get real, we're all far too busy for all 57 Reasons To Watch The 57th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night on CBS, so let's focus on my top 7. This is my 15th year working on the Grammys, and let me assure you there will be LOTS of...

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My Top 12 Christmas Songs: One Jew's View

(4) Comments | Posted December 24, 2014 | 10:23 AM

Let the record show that Jews and Christmas have always gone together, since Jesus, or at least since Irving Berlin. Personally, I love Christmas, Christmas music, Christmas TV specials, and most of all Christmas vacation. So while I'm otherwise on mine, here are my top 12 Christmas songs for this...

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My Pet Sounds

(7) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 9:37 AM

Last week, I had the great honor of interviewing the legendary Brian Wilson at Capitol Studios for a special event as part of a program called Inside Access from Chase. Enjoying a playback of perhaps my favorite album ever, The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, was fun, fun, fun. God only...

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Satellite of Love: A Playlist for Your Emmy Parties

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 12:26 PM

"Do you know we are ruled by T.V." Jim Morrison once wrote in a poem called "American Prayer, and today is the day when TV truly rules in America -- the Emmy Awards hosted by the very funny Seth Meyers. I will be there watching the Monday Night Emmys up...

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Three Albums to Keep the Summer Alive

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 2:15 PM

Music matters at least 365 days a year to me and no doubt many of you, but somehow music feels like it matters more in top down weather. Summer is almost gone, but here is a power trio of 2014 recordings that have heated up my Summer 2014 that I...

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It Really Is a Fab Honor Just to Be Emmy-Nominated

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 2:34 PM

As someone who has worked as a writer on an award show or two hundred, and as a man who's semi-frequently Red Carpet-adjacent sweating profusely in a tuxedo, I have heard and personally mouthed the phrase "It's an honor just to be nominated" more times than I can count. In...

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"Give Peace a Chance": A Naïve But Heartfelt Playlist

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 5:34 PM

"War is hell," said General Sherman. My late great father Stanley Wild -- a Naval officer and World War II vet -- put it a little differently to me growing up. "David, you should stay the hell away from war," Dad told me. "You would NOT do well in it."...

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My Playlist For CNN's The Sixties: The British Invasion

(20) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 2:17 PM

They say if you remember The Sixties . . . sorry, I forget the rest of this sentence, but I am pretty sure that it was profound. In any case, having been born in the Sixties myself, I've always been rather fond of the decade that gave me my start....

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Here's My 2014 World Cup Playlist -- Who Scores on Yours?

(1) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 5:06 PM

Truth be told, I prefer my football American, but like a few billion others around Planet Earth, I also enjoy a little World Cup action too now and then. So here then is my totally unofficial playlist for the Official 2014 World Cup. Hope you all get a kick out...

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Top 10 Reasons to Watch Sunday's "2014 Billboard Music Awards"

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 4:11 PM

I'm in Las Vegas -- hey, I'm working! -- so let me take just a moment to share with you my Top 10 Reasons To Watch Sunday's "2014 Billboard Music Awards" which I am helping write the script for right now. After all, this is a clearly show where it...

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All You Need Is Love: The Beatles In My Life

(93) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 9:39 AM

For the past month or two, I've had the honor of spending a significant part of my time helping to celebrate the uniquely positive and enduring impact of The Beatles on our lives. I was happy to do so on The Grammy Awards, in Playtone's The Sixties: The British Invasion...

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10 Reasons to Watch the Grammy Awards on Sunday Night

(3) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 9:58 AM

I've been working on The Grammy Awards -- Music's Biggest Night -- for well over a decade, and yet for me -- and for many millions of viewers all around the world -- the Grammys never grow old. Indeed, the Grammy broadcast recalls those memorable lines by Bob Dylan in...

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'Traffic Jam': A Playlist for Chris Christie & The Cast of Bridgegate

(12) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 7:16 AM

"I am who I am, but I am not a bully," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie declared Thursday during his epic, Springsteen concert-length press conference. Strangely enough, I am also who I am -- most of us are, come to think of it -- and in my personal experience growing...

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'Brand New Year': A New Playlist For This New Year's Eve

(1) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 3:35 PM

Mark Twain once offered his view that "New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anyone save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions." Mark Twain does not have a new single out for the holiday, but one of my first...

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10 Reasons to Watch the 47th Annual CMA Awards

(8) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 12:02 AM

This year, we lost the greatest country singer of all-time -- the late great George Jones, who once said, "I love country music and I love the people that respond to it." I can't sing anything like George Jones - or even Grace Jones for that matter -- but I...

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Hip Hop in the Rock Hall Is Cool

(76) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 5:36 PM

In recent years, I've grown tired of hearing people who would classify themselves as music lovers offering vaguely snide comments about rap and Hip hop artists making the grade in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. I heard a few doubting comments about Run-DMC, more with Grandmaster Flash and...

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'Wake Up America': A Playlist for Saturday's EMA Awards

(5) Comments | Posted October 18, 2013 | 11:53 AM

This weekend I am excited to part of the team working on the 23rd Annual Environmental Media Association Awards with special honors going to Matt Damon, Anna Getty, Bill McKibben, Hayden Panettiere, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards. If you don't already know, the Environmental Media Association (EMA) is a...

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'We Don't Talk Anymore': A Chatty Playlist for John Boehner

(38) Comments | Posted October 6, 2013 | 6:58 PM

Sunday morning on ABC's This Week With George Stephanopoulos, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner sounded downright pitiful as he bemoaned the fact that for some funny reason, President Obama does not seem to want to have a "conversation" with him about this whole government shutdown mishagas. Ironically, it seems like...

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