Saturday, March 19, 2011

More from Lefsetz + Memphis hits the big screen

I've posted a few things from the Lefsetz Letter on this blog in the past, most recently the Jon Bon Jovi vs Steve Jobs hoo-hah. Actually, when Lefsetz writes about Bon Jovi it's pretty much always about one of two things:
  1. They're old school and need to get with the social media program; or
  2. They're greedy and rip fans off.
I've expressed similar sentiments about my boys (on both counts) in the past, though I did think the abuse that raged all over the blogosphere after Jon's Apple Attack was a bit over the top. I haven't even seen the original article that started everything, and given it's sitting behind a pay wall, I suspect I'm not the only one who hasn't. But anyway, Lefsetz is writing about Bon Jovi again, and it's centred on a familiar theme:
You’re either part of the problem or part of the solution.

And it appears Bon Jovi is the former.

As he laments the passing of vinyl records and cover art, he’s overcharging and overtouring to the point where tickets have to be sold at a discount. This is good for business how?

And the reason I’m picking on Bon Jovi is he’s number one, the biggest touring act. And we depend on our leaders to lead, not to undermine the business.
Full post at this link.

In brighter news, David Bryan and Joe DiPietro's Tony-award winning hit Memphis will be screened exclusively at selected cinemas in the US:
The musical will show on 530 screens nationwide during an exclusive run on April 28 & 30 and May 3 at 7:30PM, and a special matinee on May 1 at 12:30PM.

As previously announced, the original Broadway cast of Memphis was captured live in performance from January 18 to January 21 at the Shubert Theatre, using multiple high definition cameras and 96 tracks of sound recording for this special Fathom event presentation.
For more info, visit Fathom Events. And check out the teaser trailer (yes, Dave is in it :P ).

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