One: Aging rock stars who keep their hair dyed. There has evolved a sad new breed of preening middle-aged men every bit as depressing to look at as the aging starlets of the 1930s and 40s who kept the hair and make up of their vanished youth in place like a freshly painted frame around a fading painting.
Two: Critics who refer to certain works as, “important.”
Three: People who name-drop what they are reading, as if a subscription to the New Yorker somehow made you a better person.
So the sentence here that would make Jesus weep is, “Have you read the New Yorker article about the important works of Bruce Springsteen?”
Les Bohem has written a lot of movies and TV shows including Twenty Bucks, Daylight, Dante’s Peak, The Alamo and the mini-series, Taken which he wrote and executive produced with Steven Spielberg, and for which he won an Emmy award. He’s had songs recorded by Emmylou Harris, Randy Travis, Freddy Fender, Steve Gillette, Johnette Napolitano (of Concrete Blonde), and Alvin (of the Chipmunks.) His short novel, Flight 505, was published last year by UpperRubberBoot . His new album, “Moved to Duarte,” was just released on Jack Rabbit Day Records to much critical acclaim and no sales whatsoever.