Thursday, June 30, 2016

#TBT 2001: My new Spinal Tap website goes online

#‎TBT‬ July 2001.

Fifteen years ago I built a new website for Spinal Tap and their 'Back from the Dead' tour (and I've been the webmaster of record ever since.)

My version followed a glitzy shiny version by MGM. I went 180 degrees in the other direction with an ASCII art logo. It is this website that gives me the right to say that I built a website that went to 11.

This version of the website was notable for having no actual photos of the band members. All the artwork was photos of Spinal Tap action figures.

Meta meta meta. A website for a fictional band that exists only in a movie illustrated with digital photos of dolls modeled after the actors.

There's a pretty good version of the site at

Saturday, June 25, 2016

When I was a young idealistic Penn Law student, I worked in the criminal courts

A random thought made me do a Google search and voila -- I found this reference (although not my name.) When I was an idealistic Penn Law student, I worked in the criminal court system representing defendants in their bail hearings. My old criminal law prof, David Kairys, put it in his book

The screencap is from Google books.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

What's all this I hear about #BREXIT?

England says "no" to #BREXIT?

Nothing beats an English brexit!

Congratulations to my old friends Led Zeppelin!


Congrats to my Led Zeppelin homies on winning the lawsuit!

I'll never forget my first week on the job at WMMR that ended with our flight on the private jet to Atlanta and Miami with party girls and Atlantic Records executives and a "party atmosphere" -- very similar to the opening episode of HBO's VINYL.

Robert and Jimmy: We played blackjack but I don't remember who won -- do you?

There's been a bustle in my hedgerow ever since.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

#TBT Throwback Thursday 1975: My RIAA Gold Record for Bad Company's first LP


Thank you Bad Company and Swansong records for this! I've been dragging it from place to place for 40-plus years.

Sunday, June 12, 2016


TRIFECTA OF TERROR IN ORLANDO: Radical Islam + Homophobia + Lax Gun Laws = ORLANDO