My Beatnik Soul Is (not?) My Own

The Beats have been a huge influence on me in not only my work, but my life, for better or worse.  Especially Kerouac.  And Gregory Corso, whose Gasoline (my copy of) still has slips of paper with my local number in it, the payphone in the lobby of the 3rd-floor hotel in San-Francisco Chinatown, when … Continue reading My Beatnik Soul Is (not?) My Own

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Response to James Hetfield’s Napster comments from Joe Rogan’s podcast #887

He is absolutely correct.  It's the reason there are no major artists today.  I mean real, legitimate artists who have an organic career.  Who's big?  Eminem who has been in the public eye for 20 years?  He has a new song, well great.  What about NOW?  Who's new?  And GOOD.  Who raises the bar?  Who … Continue reading Response to James Hetfield’s Napster comments from Joe Rogan’s podcast #887