Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Live book blogging

Well, not live but I'm still reading and haven't finished it yet.

Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business. Danny Goldberg. Gotham. 320 pages.

Just started it a few days ago. Nothing special so far. Goldberg is a longtime artist manager and label exec. Met him back in the day when I was the A&M Florida promo guy and we distributed his Gold Mountain label. They'd just signed Timmy Thomas and we did a retailer thing on a boat in Biscayne Bay.

Anyway, I just got to the part in the beginning of the book where he was a rock critic and was hired by Michael Lang of Woodstock fame to do PR for artist Karen Dalton.

Goldberg sent out a bunch of albums to his writer friends but none of 'em "got it," he said. So he wrote a review of her album which was published in Rolling Stone.

A little conflict of interest maybe? Breech of ethics?

More later.

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