Saturday, December 10, 2016

Lyle Greenfield

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

Late last summer I had the great pleasure of seeing the premiere of the documentary “Score,” written and directed by Matt Schrader
 

It’s a wholly...

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

If someone could apply an icepack to my forehead for a few minutes, that would be great.  I’m not sure what I’m feeling just now, about the state of music in our culture at this moment.  The state of our culture in general.  Just feeling slightly dizzy.

I think it’s in my nature to try to...

Thursday, Jul. 21, 2016

SHOOT’s Earwitness author Lyle Greenfield has departed from the regular format of the column this month to bring you a special panel discussion with six music production executives. Organizing and moderating the panel, Lyle posed the following questions:

  • In this time of
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Friday, Jun. 17, 2016

Sunny, warm, dry in NYC as I write this.  Summer solstice a few days away—you feel what I’m hearing?  You hear what I’m feeling?  A certain kind of music that attaches itself to your hips, makes everybody a bobble-head.  Feet off the ground.  Eyes closed.  Arms floating.  That’s right. Nice....

Wednesday, May. 25, 2016

I’ve had the title of this column in my head for over a month.  Probably came out of all the “transgender” news, tweets and bathroom chatter.  I dunno..just popped out.

What would that mean in the realm of popular music—“transgenre”?

And I thought, it’s when an artist we’ve...

Thursday, Mar. 10, 2016

4…3…2…1…Skip ad.  Click.  Gone!

I have questions.  Normally, I have answers—I’m your "Earwitness," for pop’s sake!  But I have questions.

Why would you NOT “Skip ad”?  You wanted to hear/watch Charlie Puth’s sweet...

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

As Taylor Swift famously clarified, a hater’s gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.  So let’s talk about the 2016 Grammy Awards with Valentine-love in our hearts, and just a pinch of WTF!? to keep it real!

But first, a commercial break.  In the form of...

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

I don’t pretend to be versed in the complete body of musical and visual works of David Bowie, the seminal artist whom the Universe lost to cancer a few days ago.  Yet, like millions of my fellow humans, I was stunned and saddend by the news of his death.  When...

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

Peace On Earth.  No, seriously…

As you well know, normally at this time of year I can be found hanging out in the mall, mouthing the words to Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time”, or Wham’s “Last Christmas,” unashamed of how ridiculous I must look, a grown man in his ugly sweater,...

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

There’s been a great deal of speculation about who will perform at the halftime show for Super Bowl 50 (or, as we say in ancient Rome, Super Bowl L).  I mean, the Big Five-O…gotta be BIGGERBETTER than ever, right?  Billboard reported in September that...