Robert Baird
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Robert Baird
Robert Baird Jul 05, 2006 1 comments
Being a sixty year old rock star ain't easy, but there’s gotta be a better way for rock bands to grow old than the one Aerosmith has chosen. A symphony gig? What's next Disneyland on a co-bill with Up With People?
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Jul 17, 2009 1 comments
You know there are days and then there are DAYS. Yesterday I had one of the latter, but music in the end was what saved me.
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Jan 04, 2007 0 comments
Watched James Brown's widow Tomi (not Tammy, she’s touchy), on Larry King last nite. Larry, who was at low ebb last nite and looked real bored by being used as a platform in a marriage dispute, wasn't buying any of it. Larry, bad manicure and all, looks like he's interviewed enough grieving, flaky–as–hell rock star widows.
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Jan 16, 2007 1 comments
Moving. Who Doesn’t Love It? So Stereophile has once again moved, fortunately only three floors down in the same building this time out.
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Jul 10, 2006 0 comments
So let get me this straight. Orrin Hatch, Republican senator from Utah, is one of the heavy hitters whose deluge of 11th hour phone calls not only springs music producer Dallas Austin out of a Dubai jail for coke possession, but it also helps to turn a four year jail sentence into a pardon?
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Feb 13, 2007 0 comments
I usually go into the Grammy telecast with much cynicism already on edge and a large glass of some variety of fermented libation standing by for medicinal purposes.
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Robert Baird Mar 12, 2014 21 comments
"I’m not an audiophile but I’m very geeky about other things."
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Apr 13, 2010 9 comments
Photo:Jason Creps
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Jun 19, 2009 4 comments
Seems to me most musicheads always have a reserve of bands, solo artists, string quartets, jazz soloists that they know but haven’t really seen or connected with. You know `em but you don’t.
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Jul 13, 2007 2 comments
Here's a number to contemplate: 52% of recorded music sales at Sony/BMG are now via downloads.
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Aug 03, 2006 0 comments
Just prior to the morning hour at which most liquor stores open, Don Byron and I are sitting outdoors at a sidewalk cafe on a steamy Park Avenue South (Technology Gulch)when a scene breaks out on the sidewalk. Byron (head turns and he murmurs): "Oh my god." A stringy–haired, smelly, obviously intoxicated woman staggers after a younger, taller man who's also worse for wear, and hollers in a drunken growl: "I got my own phone now. Yes it is. It works you used it." Byron (laughing): "It's the metropolitan wino scene. You know what I mean? You know the scene in Firenze, now here it is in New York. It has all the elements: the dirty clothes, the ruddy skin, the formaldehyde lips."
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Apr 26, 2013 5 comments
Country music is almost extinct.
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Jul 13, 2006 1 comments
Last night in a torrential rain storm, I trucked northward along the Hudson to Tarrytown, NY. A half hour's ride across the Tappan Zee bridge and we were in Piermont, NY at a club called the Turning Point.
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Aug 07, 2006 0 comments
So there I am, sitting eating my lunch, watching the news on TV, waiting like the slavering dog that I am for more Mel goes Mad, when none other than Alice Cooper a.k.a. Vince Furnier, he of the large pearly whites and the exquisitely died hair, comes on CNN and begins batting his bright eyes and cheerfully expounding on his new youth center in Phoenix.
Robert Baird
Robert Baird Feb 22, 2013 7 comments
The bigger the record, the more fascinating what was left behind.
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