Saturday, April 2, 2016


Thursday, March 31, 2016

that headline's a year old

The APPLE Store and an armored truck.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

right in the palm

When architect C├ęsar Pelli designed and built the WinterGarden at Brookfield Place, he intended it to house large greenery.

Little did he know his masterpiece would fall to the 9/11 attacks.


But good news!

It’s been rebuilt and reborn, with new trees, luxury retail and a terrific French bistro called Beauborg.

The trees actually do so well under the glass they grow too high and must be replaced now and then.

That happened most recently in August 2013.

You should go. The trees are gorgeous.

So is the rest of the scenery. ;-)

Monday, March 28, 2016

your job is next


Rock stars used to be the “rock stars” in our culture.

Architects were rock stars for awhile.

Top Chefs hold that honor at the moment.

We still expect to pay for buildings and good food. 

But top flight music? Not so much.

Each play across ad-funded streaming in 2015
including Spotify, YouTube, TIDAL, Apple Music and Pandora
 paid an average of $0.0051 to the artist.

200 plays now pays about a penny.

That’s down by more than 38% on 2013’s $0.0081 figure.

We are starving our working musicians simply because we can.

So you better pray the internet doesn’t give us a chance
 to fuck you out of your income, too.

Because we will.

We used to love our rock stars.

But this is who we’ve become. 

Sunday, March 27, 2016