New Coke, The Worst Corporate Idea?

by Kevin Burton    Did you miss Bad Idea Day last week, April 23?     Well it wasn’t actually named, per se. But New Coke was introduced on that day, in 1985. That’s good enough for me.     What was the worst corporate idea of all time? Who’s to say?  But New Coke is often …

Karen Carpenter, Born 72 Years Ago Today

by Kevin Burton    No rock and roll artist discussion can make me more happy, but at the same time more sad and more angry than that of Karen Carpenter.     None of my other favorites, from Steely Dan to Gerry Rafferty, Motown to the Beatles, to Supertramp, Billy Joel, Elton John, Flans from Mexico, …

This Scottish Song Brings In New Years

by Kevin Burton    As December fades and January rushes in, one song is ubiquitous.    Every year without fail, time zone by time zone, it’s difficult to avoid “Auld Lang Syne.”  It’s the song of New Year’s Eve, nostalgia and old friends.     “Auld Lang Syne is an international anthem and one of Scotland’s …

White Castle: The Little Burger That Could

by Kevin Burton    Once again, White Castle burgers hit the spot!    I found out last Friday that the next day, Saturday the 18th was National Cheeseburger Day.    Too late though. I already had my blogs planned for the weekend. What to do?    I thought it over carefully and came to conclusion …