Gerry Niewood and Coleman Mellett RIP

We lost two more of the A&M family in the Buffalo airplane crash, Gerry Niewood and Coleman Mellett. Both musicians played with Chuck Mangione in the day, and Gerry had several solo titles on A&M and the A&M/Horizon jazz imprint. Both players were on their way to perform with Chuck at a show in Buffalo. […]

Malaise is back

The symptoms of this crisis of the American spirit are all around us. For the first time in the history of our country a majority of our people believe that the next five years will be worse than the past five years….As you know, there is a growing disrespect for government…the news media, and other […]

"Quantitative Easing" Explained

An excellent piece at the Financial Times on “quantitative easing” or what we used to call “printing money”. “Quantitative easing” just sounds so much better, doesn’t it? Almost like a yoga position. Downward dog…quantitative easing…all kind of peaceful. “Quantitative easing” is what happens when supply in the bond market crowds out demand or what if […]