Comments on: The financial crisis as PR tool A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: drewbie Fri, 02 Jul 2010 14:01:46 +0000 “editor in large” sounds like a fat joke.

By: nersesian Fri, 02 Jul 2010 13:18:41 +0000 See a review I wrote of Lane’s book at the New York Journal of Books — An excerpt of the review follows:

Cockroaches will endure after the final mushroom cloud disappears; similarly, the finance industrial complex – the economists, traders, bankers, regulators, and journalists – will continue to try to salvage bylines, royalties, reputations and careers from the wreckage of our nest-eggs.

Who better to enter this scene than Randall Lane, the self-proclaimed “scorekeeper” of Wall Street during the last decade, founder of the now-defunct Trader Monthly and Dealmaker, magazines that lionized the money changers. But Mr. Lane is too modest: Celebrating the seven deadly sins in periodical form, he served as Mephistopheles to the masters of the universe, whose motto was “See It, Make It, Spend It.”

Only Beezlebub would dedicate his book to “Mom, for the unconditional love and trust . . . “ and then begin with a recollection of a Wall Street boxing cavalcade he created where liquor, money and blood flowed like something out of a DeMille silent movie. Ah, the devil uses any veil to mask his true intent . . .

By: TinyTim1 Fri, 02 Jul 2010 10:32:51 +0000 Unfortunately I read the whole of that VF article about Peter Max and HF giants, written by Randall Lane.
All the way to the end.
Let me save you 15 minutes (if you read slow like me).
Nothing happened. I mean, seriously, that was a total non-story. A guy made some paintings and sold them.
Randall provided a publicly available list of potential clients and took a cut. Done. Less substance than aether.

On the other hand, I do recommend the Players Club story by Mr Lane.
Randall’s time working for Lenny was a simply awesome first hand account of total muppetry of the highest order: 1. Lenny in simply EVERYTHING he does and 2. Randall bank-rolling an obviously broke finance-tard (cash-tard/green-tard/money-tard? You decide…).