Reckoning: Conversations With the Grateful Dead

I'm very proud about my new Ebook, Reckoning: Conversations With the Grateful Dead and hope that you will check it out. The book includes interviews with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Phil and Trey Anastasio together,Robert Hunter, Bill Kreutzmann,…

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…