#TBT: Avoid Extendinitis

Happy #TBT! Here’s an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: Avoid Extendinitis. This is a malady akin to Pretendinitis but unfortunate in its own way. Extendinitis is the phenomenon where producers of shows believe that people will get more excited and buy more tickets to their show if they believe that the run is short. Not when the run is actually short, but when you’re supposed to believe the run is short. Let’s try a little experiment. Tomorrow at noon, I’m going to …

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Paul McCartney Blows Out Candelstick’s Lights

Last night, nearly 50,000 were expected to be at Candlestick Park for a Paul McCartney concert — the last public event at the 44-year-old stadium. Home field for the Giants and 49ers, the “Stick” was also the venue for the Beatles’ last live concert (1966), “The Catch” (1982) and a visit from Pope John Paul II (1987). AOL shares more of Candlestick’s greatest moments and news that in its place plans are in motion to build a 1.1 million-square-foot housing, …

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Selling Out With

Selling Out With Engelbert Humperdinck

You might recognize his name from his biggest hits, “Release Me” and “Quando, Quando, Quando,” or the platinum-selling “Lesbian Seagull” from Beavis and Butt-Head Do America. The man who assumed the name of the Austrian composer who wrote “Hansel & Gretel” is now 47 years deep into a career that’s seen more than 150 million records sold worldwide and a No. 1 spot that stopped the Beatles from having their 13th No. 1 in England. He’s also scored four Grammy …

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