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The Circle is Unbroken - Friends of the Brothers Return to Brooklyn Bowl 10/25

We will never allow the circle to be broken. Very excited to be returning to the great Brooklyn Bowl with Friends of the Brothers on October 25.  Tickets are just $12 and presales are a big help. Click here. FOB features Peter Levin…

World B. Free - Greatest Interview Ever?

In 2000 I went down to Philly and interviewed World B. Free, then the Sixers community Relations man, for a Slam Old School. Slam recently posted it and I really enjoyed re-reading. This is a contendor to be my favorite story ever. It ran in…

Greatest Blues albums ever, as chosen by Haynes, Perry and other guitar greats

I collected these lists of everyone's five favorite blues albums of all time for a Guitar World story in approx. 1997. As you can see, some people took the request for 5 seriously...some just couldn't limit themselves...and some just ignored…

Rebecca gender gap panel and article

My wife Rebecca Blumenstein moderated a gender gap talk at WSJ CEO  Council in Washington last week. This was a continuation of the women's leadership conference she organzied and ran last April in Florida and which will be reprised this…

A Giant Loss: RIP Robert "Tractor" Traylor

A Giant Loss: My story looking back at the life of Robert "Tractor" Traylor is out in the current Slam, and is posted at @Slamonline. I present it here as well. RIP Rob. A Giant Loss Robert “Tractor” Traylor’s death last spring left…

Self driving cars are for real

I just thought this was very cool. Certainly cooler than Google+. "Thrun and his Google colleagues, including co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, are convinced that smarter vehicles could help make transportation safer and more efficient:…

RIP: Easy Ed Macauley. An interview with the NBA great.

RIP Ed Macauley,  1928-2011. To mark the passing of this seven-time NBA All Star and Hall of Famer, I present this Slam Old School Interview, which ran in 2006. ** Easy Ed Macauley was at the center of one of the most important…

A nice video interview about Big In China

Pour yourself a cup of coffee or glass of wine. It's a half-hour interview, and a pretty good one I think, about Big in China. Filmed at Columbia High School and aired on local cable TV - and I've been shocked by how many people around here…

RIP, Doyle Bramhall: An appreciation of one of SRV's great friends, collaborators and inspirations.

RIP, Doyle Bramhall, Sr. who passed away at his Texas home over the weekend at age 62. Doyle was a great drummer, singer and songwriter. He was also a dear friend, regular collaborator and huge influence on Stevie Ray Vaughan, as can be very…

Dawes w. Mumford & Sons - "When My Time Comes"

My brother and family were here. This one is for Jesse. His time is coming. Dawes with Mumford & Sons - When My Time Comes from WXPN FM on Vimeo.

Furthur at MSG - 11-10-11

Over the last year as Furthur, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh’s latest venture into the music of the Dead, took form and took off, I was completely encased in my own book world and not really getting out to shows. Friends who care have been raving…