Poker players frequently give off signals that tip off the kind of cards they have. It is the same thing in these conferences. I would actually pay the attorneys and clients to bring me to meditations as I can spot problems and make corrections before they get money in their hands.
Highway 85 is a journey that we've all been on at some point in our lives and after you've listened -- you discover that the revisit was enjoyable, you'll want to listen to this album time and time again just because of that.
Maybe Motown: The Musical would have been best off not as part reality-show Dreamgirls but as a straight-out Motortown Revue 2013, which it almost is anyway.
Singer-songwriter Thom Chacon has elevated his poignant Americana sound alongside that of John Prine, Willie Nelson and Guy Clark, to name but three. Like Woody Guthrie's Dust Bowl ballads, Chacon's characters face hard times and desperation.
Sometimes I think I can hear the internet as it relentlessly changes everything. But the sound of the internet changing everything grows most audible in and around the music industry.
No offense to any of these artists (besides Flo-Rida, I fully mean to offend you), but these songs definitely need to be punished and shown to the gates of Hades, where they will have ample time to think about what they've done.
A unique trailblazer that defied categorization, Donna Summer had a great voice that mattered. While her anthems remain pop culture staples, there's a world of her music that most may not be familiar with. Here are 20 of her best singles that missed the Billboard Top 10.
Contemporary soul singers usually don't fare too much better than hip hop artists when it comes to creative freedom, but Michael Kiwanuka seems to have made the album he wanted to make, except that no one's really talking about it.
Up-and-coming R&B sensation Austin Brown performs his hit single, "City of Angels," live in the studio and chats about his highly anticipated "Highway 85" mixtape launching Christmas eve day.
Gaga is an icon that is not meant to be understood or defined. Certainly, she has done more to engage the world in a speculative debate about what she is than any of her predecessors who, though complex, were much easier to pigeonhole. Gaga, it seems, is indefinable.
Thriller turned 30 a few days ago. This album is beyond compare. It's not pop music. It's Michael's music. This album doesn't pander, it brings joy. Pure and simple.
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?"
Three years had lapsed since the release of Thriller, and fans were waiting anxiously for the sequel. Following the most successful record in the history of the music industry, however, was not an enviable task.
I quit smoking in February of this year, but after I watched the 2012 American Music Awards, I wanted to go buy a pack of cigarettes, rip the filters off, and smoke it like my Father is making me smoke the whole pack as punishment.
"One out of four Americans can't name Abraham Lincoln's assassin!" writes the 60 Minutes poll in the November issue of Vanity Fair. This really means people aren't paying attention.
Frank Toskan tends to shy away from the media and rarely boasts about his success, even though he was responsible for opening some 300 MAC Cosmetics stores worldwide in just 15 years. This is the first in-person interview he's granted in more than 15 years.