Legacy: Drive Safely Home, Ric Ocasek

Ric Ocasek has passed away and another legend has left this realm to jam in Rock N Roll heaven. He was 75. I once had a brief conversation with Ocasek back in the early-1990s, about a decade or so after the video for “Drive” was an MTV ubiquity, and after the song itself had become … Continue reading Legacy: Drive Safely Home, Ric Ocasek

Legacy: Andy Warhol

Once upon a time, in a galaxy…well, not really that far far away, the “M” in MTV stood for “Music.” No, really. And not merely mainstream Top 40 either. Yes, black artists were eschewed in the early days for the appeal of its predominantly white demographic (until Michael Jackson blew away that steel lily-white wall) … Continue reading Legacy: Andy Warhol