landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
The Desert Trip concert that was announced last week for the weekend of 10/7-9 has been extended for a second weekend (10/14-16). The concert is at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA (where they hold Coachella), and features:
Fri: Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones
Sat: Paul McCartney and Neil Young
Sun: The Who and Roger Waters
I'm excited to see the second weekend since that is a Bye weekend for Michigan Football. Now I can still go to NYC for the Rutgers weekend. Win-win!
A little over 2 weeks ago I lost one of the best friends I've ever had. He was 33 years old and died due to liver failure from too many years of excessive drinking and drug use.
This guy was easily the most talented (artistically speaking) person I've ever met. Incredible tattoo artist and an amazing painter. I've had a painting he painted for me hanging on my wall in my bedroom for about 4 years now.
He was also way too goddamn smart to die like he did. Basically he killed himself.
I've s pent the last couple of weeks moping around not really sure how to cope with the grief. That's part of the reason I'm posting this now. Putting things in to words seems to make me feel better.
If you have a loved one who has a problem with addiction, talk to them, let them know that you love them. Let them know that you will have their back no matter what. Mostly let them know that they aren't alone.
Thanks for allowing me to get this off my chest. If its too much feel free to delete it.
This broke yesterday in the WSJ and was confirmed today. Surprised it hasn't made the Board, but now it has:
Basically, details are that it will encompass ESPN (etc.) and FS1 (etc.). Price is thought to be about $40, but I wouldn't put much stock in that, especially if NBC signs on, which is still possible, even likely.
Also note that BTN is a partnership with Fox, so it isn't hard to see how it could be bundled in as well, or as an add-on. Given the Big Ten's recent deal with Fox Sports and the likelihood that the rest of the non-BTN games will go to ABC/ESPN, the bottom line is the whole Michigan Football schedule could be available in one package, beyond local cable/fiber, sort of.
Ars Technica had a short summary yesterday (some of the reader comments are interesting), the last paragraph of which gets to the inner dynamic here:
What makes this Hulu service so interesting is that traditional cable companies like Comcast and Time Warner Cable are customers of Disney, Fox, and other TV networks. By licensing live content out to a digital service, Disney and Fox would essentially be competing with its biggest customers. This move only underlines how the cable industry is struggling to offer options for everyone that combine the best content with the best prices and meet the needs of those consumers who are watching more video online than ever before.
I don't think it is surprising that bundling will survive. This is a direct consequence of virtually all programming being owned by just a few companies.
Same old, same old.
Was really surpised to see no one else had posted this yet.