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Posts Tagged ‘The Rolling Stones’

Stones Reviewer Connects ‘Start Me Up’ to Startups

American-Israeli serial entrepreneur Bob Rosenschein knows his way around an elevator pitch. The MIT grad has been involved with a number of such rides, from Answers.com to content curation App Curiyo.

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Via Twitter, he recently shared a great piece by his friend Alan Weinkrantz, a PR advisor to startups. After attending the Rolling Stones show in Tel Aviv, Weinkrantz cranked out a unique review of the group’s restarted “14 On Fire” tour. We’re big fans of non-traditional critiques of films and live performance; on the Stones trail this year, this take is going to be hard to beat.

Weinkrantz’s blog post for the The Times of Israel is titled “10 Lessons Startups Can Learn From The Rolling Stones.” One of our favorites is Lesson #6:

Collaborate with co-founders, even when they leave or go other ways.

It was nice to see Mick Taylor join the band tonight for a bit. You may part ways with early founders. Don’t forget your roots and your family.

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Twitter Does Discographies

@Discographies distills a musician’s entire career into 140 characters. The author of the account is keeping their identity secret, but we can’t help but wonder if a pro music critic is hiding behind the curtain.




Lunch: Anna Wintour & Coming Soon — The Rolling Stones!

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— DIANE CLEHANE

We’re guessing that spring break with the kiddies kept more than a few bold face names we’ve become accustomed to seeing away from 55th and Fifth today. Luckily, some of our favorite regulars were on hand — along with the first ever (at least since I’ve been at my perch) Wednesday Anna Wintour sighting — kept us more than interested in the goings on in the dining room. But, we hear, the really big doings will be taking place this Sunday night when The Rolling Stones are coming to party with Martin Scorsese, who directed the documentary Shine A Light about the iconic rockers. If you haven’t gotten your invite, it probably just got lost in the mail…

Here’s the rundown on today’s crowd:

1. Frank Gifford and his charming daughter Cassidy enjoying a pre-theater lunch before seeing The Little Mermaid (again!). I’d met Cassidy once before when mom Kathie Lee Gifford brought the incredibly well-mannered 14-year-old to Michael’s this summer. Today, father and daughter dined alone (she sipped a Shirley Temple while he flipped through what looked like a Tiffany’s catalog!) On the way out when they stopped by to say ‘Hello,’ I asked Frank when there would be word of Kathie Lee’s all but imminent arrival at Today. Putting his hands up in mock protest, he turned to his daughter and said, “Diane wants me to talk about things I can’t talk about.” But Frank, you know I’d never tell anyone …

2. William Morris’ Wayne Kabak and a pal.

3. “Mayor” Joe Armstrong, who was nice enough to introduce me to guest, longtime pal and fellow Texan Sarah Gray Miller. The dynamic duo worked together when Joe was the founding publisher of Garden Design and Saveur and Sarah, now editor-in-chief of Oprah’s O At Home, was a media maven in training. Mr. Mayor, who knows everyone, lunched yesterday at Michael’s (where else?) with another one of his favorite Texans Lance Armstrong. He said the two of them spent part of the afternoon dishing over the stunning reports that Dick Cheney is a “distant cousin” of Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton and Angelina Jolie are branches on the same family tree. Perhaps, says Joe, he and Lance are related to jazz great Louis Armstrong. To commemorate their possible kinship, the Mayor presented Lance with a mini statue of their may be ancestor. Between bites of his burger, Lance howled with laughter. “We love to laugh,” says Joe who is off to Texas to visit his mom Dorthadele. See you when you get back!

4. Über agent Ed Victor (looking quite literary in a black turtleneck and jacket) with Alan Grubman.

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