End-Stage Capitalism: An Anecdote

This is the new mural of the late Edward Van Halen, revealed on a wall at the Guitar Center in Hollywood, California. To see it, you have to drive inside, through a hole in the west side of the building, which leads you into their parking lot in the back. Read more about it here.Continue reading “End-Stage Capitalism: An Anecdote”

Value and Money

This morning I have been reading lots of recent stories about musicians selling off their catalogs to big companies or investors. The latest was Bob Dylan, who sold his catalog for $300 million. It reminded me of when Michael Jackson out-bid Paul McCartney for the back-catalog of The Beatles, for somewhere around $50 million. AllContinue reading “Value and Money”

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