Relationships

Who Are the Good People?

Posted by on Dec 13, 2015

Some say that the answer to our gun problem is for more good people to have more guns to counter the bad people with guns. The question this leads me to ask is, who are the good people?

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Therapy

Donald Trump Has an Antisocial Personality Disorder

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016

Make no mistake about it: Donald Trump has an Antisocial Personality Disorder, and this poses a grave threat to our civilization.

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Success

A Night of Love, Joy, and Music

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016

The NY Studio Cats Reunion Show at NY’s The Cutting Room was an historic event featuring over forty of New York’s top singers and musicians, featuring The Nuff Brothers, The Mar-Tays, The John Tropea Band, and Paul Shaffer and The World’s Most Dangerous Band, with special guests Valerie Simpson, Curtis King Jr, Vaneese Thomas, Dennis Collins, and Richard Frank.

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Music Memoir

Is Dylan Rude and Arrogant?

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016

Is Dylan rude and arrogant? Watch this performance by Glenn Berger and the great Mary Lee Kortes (singing excerpts from the album, including a stirring performance of “Idiot Wind”) from the NY STUDIO CATS REUNION SHOW at The Cutting Room on September 29, 2016, about what it was like to work with Dylan on his history-making album, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, for an answer to this question.

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Never Say No to a Rock Star

Never Say No to a Rock Star

Order my memoir of my 1970s days in the New York recording world, working with the greatest artists of our age including Dylan, Jagger, Sinatra, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Judy Collins, Bette Midler, Bob Fosse and many others, under the tutelage of world-class producer/engineer Phil Ramone.

Is Dylan Rude and Arrogant?

Is Dylan Rude and Arrogant?

Is Dylan rude and arrogant? Watch this performance by Glenn Berger and the great Mary Lee Kortes (singing excerpts from the album, including a stirring performance of “Idiot Wind”) from the NY STUDIO CATS REUNION SHOW at The Cutting Room on September 29, 2016, about what it was like to work with Dylan on his history-making album, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, for an answer to this question.

Donald Trump Has an Antisocial Personality Disorder

Donald Trump Has an Antisocial Personality Disorder

Make no mistake about it: Donald Trump has an Antisocial Personality Disorder, and this poses a grave threat to our civilization.

A Night of Love, Joy, and Music

A Night of Love, Joy, and Music

The NY Studio Cats Reunion Show at NY’s The Cutting Room was an historic event featuring over forty of New York’s top singers and musicians, featuring The Nuff Brothers, The Mar-Tays, The John Tropea Band, and Paul Shaffer and The World’s Most Dangerous Band, with special guests Valerie Simpson, Curtis King Jr, Vaneese Thomas, Dennis Collins, and Richard Frank.

New York Studio “Cats” Reunion

New York Studio “Cats” Reunion

Come join us for this once-in-a-lifetime musical event!

Kenny White Records One for the Ages

Kenny White Records One for the Ages

Kenny White’s album, LONG LIST OF PRIORS, is a masterpiece. Read about it here, and buy it now!

Interview with Frank MacKay

Interview with Frank MacKay

Here’s a fun interview with the great Frank MacKay on Breaking It Down from May 18, 2016 on Glenn Berger’s book, Never Say No to a Rock Star: In the Studio with Dylan, Jagger, Sinatra and More.

Tom Dunne Interviews Glenn Berger

Tom Dunne Interviews Glenn Berger

Listen to Tom Dunne of Ireland’s NewsTalk Radio interview Glenn Berger on his book, “Never Say No to a Rock Star” here.

Why Show Biz Icons Self-Destruct

Why Show Biz Icons Self-Destruct

Each time a showbiz icon self-destructs we are left feeling dismay and confusion. We are sad to lose someone we loved for having made the world a brighter place with their music, laughter, or drama, and we are bewildered that someone who seemed to have everything we want – success, fame, and fortune – would destroy it all by their own hand. The question of why has plagued me for decades. It began in the years I spent as a recording engineer working with some of the greatest artists of our age including Sinatra, Dylan, and Jagger, and continued when I spent as a recording engineer working with some of the greatest artists of our age including Sinatra, Dylan, and Jagger, and continued when I became a psychotherapist who works with many artist clients. Find out the answer here.

The United States of Shame

The United States of Shame

Donald Trump’s supporters see his skill at verbally attacking others as a good thing, as a sign of strength, in fact, as what qualifies him to be the leader of the free world. But if they knew happens to the receiver, and the giver, of those attacks, it might change their minds.

Am I Crazy?

Am I Crazy?

We were coming to the end of our first psychotherapy session when I asked my new client, Paul, if he had any questions for me. Paul hesitated before speaking. “Well, I mean,” then he laughs. “Am I crazy?”

This is one of the two basic concerns that people have when they come into therapy. The other worry is, “will you be able to help me?”

“Whether I can help you depends on the answer to the crazy question, but in a way that may surprise you,” I answer.

Stranded in the Jungle with The New York Dolls

Stranded in the Jungle with The New York Dolls

It’s 1974, NYC. The coolest glam band in the world, The New York Dolls, are cutting their second album, Too Much, Too Soon, and I’m assistant engineer on the session. Read about their outfits, volume, chaos, and debauchery as they work on “Stranded in the Jungle” with producer Shadow Morton and engineer DIxon Van Winkle. Guest appearance by the Harlots of 42nd Street.