Live: I went to the Daddy Yankee Vs Don Omar last night, but it started so late that I left without seeing the Don Omar section. Daddy Yankee spent more on the stage design and the back up dancers than he did on the music: DJ Casanova, who is admittedly first rate, and that is it. Even, Daddy Yankee is an electrifying performer and a fine rapper, and even if Don Omar is more popular, I bet Daddy Yankee won it (Grade: B+).
Recorded: I am listening to the Drake/Future 50 song setlist (not mentioning medleys), eagerly awaiting Friday’s gig. Otherwise, Quiero Creedence -the Latin American tribute to John Fogerty is in very heavy rotation (Grade: A).
Trump: Talk about the Teflon candidate, it is really remarkable but the crazier he acts, the better he does and insulting the parents of a soldier who died in the line of duty is, actually, hysterically funny. Forget his comments about the mother and note this one if you will: “I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices, I’ve worked very, very hard. I’ve created thousands and thousands of jobs.” If Clinton loses to Trump, she is the worst candidate of all time.
Sports: It is time to dismantle the Yanks 2016, losing two to the Rays is just the end. They can’t hit. Meanwhile, the Mets are letting it slip out of their hands and there is nothing to be done about it except wonder where is the Dark Knight when you need him.
Eileen Shapiro: “Portfolio Of A Rockstar Journalist” With Philip Bailey Bringing Earth, Wind, And Fire
Jazz has always been my first love as a kid
some big country and Americana names
free for all has always been the idea behind EPR
The power-pop sensibilities of the Black Lips
Bey with a double header
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – October 1976 (Volume 8, Number 5)
the man who made the world a safe place for Richard Simmons.