RIP, Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis – an overlooked genius and legend

It was a usual morning for me. As I was making myself breakfast and drinking my first cup of coffee of the day at the kitchen counter, I was listening to the morning show on WXPN out of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. They were going through the day's music notes when suddenly I … Continue reading RIP, Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis – an overlooked genius and legend

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Thoughts on Steve Jobs…

[Updated 12:42 a.m. ET on 10/6/11 to add paragraph from NYT article.] On Wednesday, the world lost one of its great visionaries and corporate leaders when Apple co-founder, chairman and former CEO Steve Jobs passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Since his cancer diagnosis first became public in 2004, I've thought about … Continue reading Thoughts on Steve Jobs…

A personal memory of Harry Kalas

Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Kalas collapsed at Nationals Park and later died in Washington, D.C., this afternoon, just hours before the Phillies' game today against the Washington Nationals. He was 73. I became a Phillies fan in April 1979 and Harry's voice is practically embedded in my brain -- something I am sure I … Continue reading A personal memory of Harry Kalas

RIP Dave Stevens, creator of “The Rocketeer”

Writer/illustrator Dave Stevens, creator of The Rocketeer, died Monday after a long battle with leukemia. He was 52. I remember being at Disney-MGM Studios in Florida in 1990 or so when I came across the poster shown here at left. I fell in love with the look of that poster and couldn't wait for "The … Continue reading RIP Dave Stevens, creator of “The Rocketeer”

RIP: David Rebovich, professor of political science at Rider University

My alma mater, Rider University, and the New Jersey political scene lost a true giant today when David Rebovich, professor of political science and managing director of Rider's Institute for New Jersey Politics, died after suffering a heart attack while teaching a class. He was 58. Rebovich, called "The Answer Man" by the New York … Continue reading RIP: David Rebovich, professor of political science at Rider University