The (Secret)History of Christmas Music

This holiday season, in addition to new posts, material, and videos, we are revisiting some of the greats of Christmas past. When the Media Bunker staff started sorting the Christmas posts, they discovered tons of holiday themed articles and posts…dat’s alot. So, no need to keep it all tucked away in a digital cloud….might as […]

Beazely Design Awards 2019

Embed from Getty Images We have a long-standing love affair with all forms of design here in the Media Bunker, and in particular with architecture, graphic, and industrial design. So, it was with great joy when we noticed that the overall Winner of the Beazely Design Awards for 2019 was a map that explored the […]

Enough

Embed from Getty Images Really–enough is enough. Here are some (but certainly not all) people, places, and things that have worn out their media/cultural/societal welcome. You may be familiar with some or all of them, but–even if not–take it from us, we’ve heard and/or seen way too much of them recently and they should bug […]

Life Lessons: Nina Griscom

Embed from Getty Images I started to hear about Nina Griscom for the first time in the 1970s, when I was working in New York City. Since then, she’s always been on the media radar and social scene; you didn’t have to be in New York to hear about her, you would catch a media […]

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 […]