Author Archives: Robert M. Bursky

A Tribute to Lou Reed: A Look Back at “New York”

A Tribute to Lou Reed: A Look Back at “New York”

It saddened me to hear of Lou Reed’s passing this past weekend at the not-so-old age of 71. I developed a late appreciation of Reed’s artistry, probably because when I first heard of him, he, like David Bowie, was into that whole glitter and androgynous thing. If you haven’t paid Reed much attention over the years,Continue Reading

The Five Best Female Rockers of All-Time

The Five Best Female Rockers of All-Time

Historically, rock & roll has been dominated by men. Perhaps it is because women are the fairer sex and we want to see them as demure and vulnerable creatures, best depicted by the laments, longings and heartaches that more typically find expression in other musical genres such as blues, country and jazz.  Whatever the reason,Continue Reading

The 10 Best Sitcom Characters of All-Time

The 10 Best Sitcom Characters of All-Time

What makes a TV sitcom character great?  Is it the thespian? (No, we do not have a lisp.)  The writers? The way he or she dresses? The strength of the entire cast? Why ask? Who cares?  It’s not ours to reason why, but simply ours to enjoy.  (At last, a sentence without a question markContinue Reading

The 10 Best “Rolling Stone” Covers of All-Time

The 10 Best “Rolling Stone” Covers of All-Time

The enduring place of Rolling Stone magazine in American pop culture cannot be understated. For the past four-and-a-half decades, this monthly publication has offered a mix of insight into the performing arts (primarily music) and contemporary politics few other publications have been able to match in depth of content and staying power. The fact thatContinue Reading

Review of Bob Dylan’s Desire

Review of Bob Dylan’s Desire

Following a hectic 1975 during which Bob Dylan released his introspective Blood On the Tracks album (for many, his greatest work), and led the famous Rolling Thunder Revue tour, he returned to the studio and recorded Desire. This 9-track work which was supported by Emmylou Harris’ rich, harmonizing background vocals and Scarlet Rivera’s bittersweet-sounding lead violin resulted in a compellingContinue Reading

“Sensitive” Men and “Strong” Women: Bah!

“Sensitive” Men and “Strong” Women: Bah!

In his book, The Way of The Superior Man, David Deida provides a refreshing spiritual guide for men in their daily lives, especially regarding their relationships with women and turns today’s conventional wisdom about those relationships on its head. Deida examines the “core” of the “masculine” and of the “feminine.” According to Deida, the primary force ofContinue Reading

Order in the Court

Order in the Court

Many lawyers think the value of oral argument is overrated – not that it is going to matter, anymore. If courtroom procedure follows general etiquette, no lawyer will ever have to worry about getting laryngitis, again.  A trial will go something like this: Judge (speaking) We are ready to proceed with argument. Everyone get outContinue Reading

Saying Goodbye to the Printed Page

Saying Goodbye to the Printed Page

Like the great ancient library in Alexandria, Egypt, the New York  Public Library which holds tens of millions of books is about to become extinct. There will be no need for it when all of the books, magazines and newspapers that have ever been published can be put on a microchip much smaller than theContinue Reading

DM40 Exlusive: An Interview with Satan

DM40 Exlusive: An Interview with Satan

Sorry. For our liberal and conservative readers, this isn’t an interview with Rush Limbaugh or Michael Moore. And for our apolitical hockey fans, you won’t be hearing from Miroslav Satan (pronounced Shah-tan), either. Nope. DailyMan40 caught up with the actual Devil, himself, for an exclusive fireside chat. DailyMan40: What brings you to town? Satan: The Prius.Continue Reading