Get Back: Why Apple Should Return To Its’ Roots

Last week, Ewan Spence, a technology writer for Forbes and a specialist on Apple, wrote a powerful and very straight forward piece on how Apple was intentionally killing the Macbook Pro. Spence’s main thesis is one many have suspected, but few addressed so factually: that Tim Cook’s primary focus has been, is, and will be […]

Soundtrack For The News

Rudolph Giuliani Ukraine Associates Arrested Trying to Leave Country The Fine Print: Embed Video of U2 Performing “Gimme Shelter”, with Mick Jagger, Fergie, and Will i.am courtesy of YouTube and Zarastro 1040. This video has not been altered in any way. All rights belong to the respective artists. We thank them for sharing. Sound Track For […]

Missing It: What Happened to The Tonight Show Opening

Paying Attention This post was originally put up in early September (maybe you’ve noticed a trend..as we work through some of the greatest hits from the past). Last night, 8 October 2019, the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon opening returned to its’ classic opening format…the one used since the first telecasts of the show. Why? […]

The Breaking News Epidemic

Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published in 2015 but is just as timely–perhaps even more timely–today than when it was first released. We are going into a period of extended “breaking news” interruptions due to the chaos in Washington and the 2020 Election Year Cycle, so it’s not a bad idea to revisit the […]

The Sorensen Memo: How To Manage A Presidential Replacement

We live in dangerous and interesting times. With all of the very heated discussions about the impeachment inquiry and possible removable from office of President Trump –both sides accusing each other (and anyone else within shouting range) of various forms of wrong doing–it seemed like a good time to do a little digging and see […]

The Billie Eilish SNL Video Performance

Last Saturday night (28 September 2019), singer Billie Eillish knocked it out of the park with a stellar performance and staging of her song, “Bad Guy”. The visual, which features Eillish walking up the walls, across the ceiling, and down the other wall while she performs, was a classic and a very large production for […]

Soundtrack For The News

Paying Attention:  Trump Faces Intense Impeachment Inquiry The Fine Print: Embed Video of The Police singing “Every Breath You Take”, courtesy of Vevo and YouTube. This video has not been altered in any way. All rights belong to the respective artists. We thank Vevo and YouTube for sharing. Sound Track For The News is produced by […]

While We Were Out

Update On December 31st, or maybe during the early morning hours of New Year’s Eve 2019, the DonaldPierce.com site went down, at least from an administrative point of view. If you were on the net and checked in up until the end of April 2019,  you could still see the posts–all of them–starting with our […]

Sympathy For The Devil

Music For Today’s Headlines: Jeffrey Epstein Found Dead In Apparent Suicide You could just see this one coming. Too much money, too much power, too much rule breaking, too many powerful friends, too many secrets that had to go to the grave. The drama that was Jeffrey Epstein and his life will be with us […]

The State of Comedy: A Conversation with Jerry Seinfeld

Paying Attention: Embed from Getty Images Maybe you’ve noticed, but a lot of the things happening the world of comedy are not funny anymore. Roseanne’s show gets cancelled after a terrific Year 1. Comedic icon Bill Cosby goes to prison for sexual abuse. Louis C.K. is pushed off the stage by a series of egregious […]