from Tales from the Trail:

Washington Extra – Obama and the young vote

September 28, 2010

obama_rallyIf  President Obama really wants to get his groove back with young voters, he might want to get a bit more in synch with their musical tastes and a bit less in line with songs their parents -- and grandparents -- listened to. He’s got about 2,000 songs on his iPod, but – as he put it – his selections are more weighted to his childhood – his very young childhood – than to much that 20-somethings are listening to today.

from Tales from the Trail:

Presidents keep to-do lists too, check Obama’s pocket

September 28, 2010

Even presidents don't escape to-do lists. Granted they include more weighty items than mundane reminders to pick up groceries after work.

from Tales from the Trail:

Obama delivers checkmate by moving generals

June 23, 2010

President Barack Obama managed to pull the rabbit out of the hat.

In a surprise move, he chose superstar General David Petraeus to replace General Stanley McChrystal, whose team had badmouthed just about every top civilian adviser to Obama on Afghanistan in a Rolling Stone magazine article. AFGHANISTAN/

from Tales from the Trail:

General headed to the woodshed, will he get the axe?

June 22, 2010

The sound of palms slapping foreheads could be heard all over Washington, the physical exclamation of "what were they thinking?"

from Fan Fare:

Howard Stern sidekick Artie Lange attempted suicide-report

January 7, 2010

His on-air blowups on the "Howard Stern Show" and confessions to drug abuse have given listeners plenty of insight into comedian Artie Lange.Artie_Lange But the latest news about Stern's sidekick is even more grim than what has been revealed about his life in previous reports.

from Fan Fare:

U2′s fans not “groovy” enough?

By Dean Goodman
September 29, 2009

As U2 enters the third week of its North American tour, smashing sales records along the way, the big elephant in the room is the disappointing sales of the band's new album. "No Line on the Horizon" has sold about a million copies in the United States since its release in February, according to Nielsen SoundScan, becoming one of U2's least-commercial efforts.

from MediaFile:

Heard this before? Music industry isn’t sold on iTunes

August 28, 2008

kid-rock.jpgOnce again, record companies are questioning the wisdom of selling music on iTunes. This time, the griping shows up the Wall Street Journal.

from MediaFile:

Do you know who’s watching?

August 12, 2008

telescope.jpgIt's called deep-packet inspection. Congress wonders if it's plain-old spying. Basically, it's when web companies track their customers' visits online and use the information to tailor Internet advertisements for them.