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MTV Turns 30

August 1, 2011

Thirty years ago today, a few cable providers started carrying MTV.  August 1, 1981 saw the beginning of a major revolution in the way people got music, the way musicians got heard, and the culture gets spread.  I believe, as do many others, that MTV reached its peak in the 1980s, or maybe even the [...]

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Beat It and Iran’s Green Revolution

June 26, 2009

Most people would agree that the media has gone overboard in their coverage of Michael Jackson’s death.  That’s not to say his death isn’t newsworthy.  After all, no one can deny the impact Jackson had on our popular culture.  It’s just that the more important events unfolding at the moment, like the Iranian protests, deserve [...]

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Michael Jackson is Dead

June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson died today of a heart attack at the UCLA Medical Center around 3:15pm local time (about 6:15pm EDT).  He was 50 years old. I’ll just come out and say it:  he was a weird dude. On one hand you can’t deny his talent, his star power, his musical creativity and innovation, his impact [...]

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