Tag: Unsolicited Career Advice

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Unsolicited Career Advice for … Whitney Houston

This recent missive to Clive Davis, major label majordomo and Svengali to the Adult Contemporary set, discusses Uncle Donnie’s ideas...

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Unsolicited Career Advice for … Steven Tyler

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised about this, but Lev brought over this missive in which Uncle Donnie weighs in on the ongoing...

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Unsolicited Career Advice for … Rush

This is a memo written in 1977 to the Canadian management of Rush. If pictures from this period are any indication, Uncle Donnie had taken...

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Unsolicited Career Advice for … Rick James

Just because you extol the virtues of super freaky girls...and you're dead...doesn't mean Uncle Donnie can't give you a little advice, does...

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Unsolicited Career Advice for … Courtney Love

Yeah, sure, Courtney Love might seem like she has it all together -- but Rob Smith's Uncle Donnie Skwatzenschitz sees through that...

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Unsolicited Career Advice for … Def Leppard

According to Lev, Uncle Donnie served in some capacity in the Def Leppard camp during the recording sessions for Adrenalize, and wound up...

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Unsolicited Career Advice for Barry Gibb

Long, flowing hair, a perfectly groomed beard, and millions of records sold doesn't mean you're too good for a little advice, does it?...

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Unsolicited Career Advice for … Donny Osmond

It's time for more unsolicited career advice from Don Skwatzenschitz, and this week, he's trying to help a furloughed Soldier of Love....

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Unsolicited Career Advice for … David Lee Roth

Does this man look like he needs career advice? Rob Smith's Uncle Donnie Skwatzenschitz thought so....

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Unsolicited Career Advice for … John Oates

It’s interesting to note that, regardless of what he did in the music industry (and what he did is still lost on me) or how much...

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Unsolicited Career Advice for … Lou Reed

Lou Reed has a way of polarizing lovers of rock and roll, breaking up marriages, sending brothers off to war against one another, etc. ...

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Unsolicited Career Advice for… Jandek

To know the unknowable is one of the great pursuits of sentient beings everywhere.  Has been for as long as there’s been sentient...

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Unsolicited Career Advice for… Michael Stipe

With this week's installment of Unsolicited Advice, Rob Smith's uncle Don Skwatzenschitz becomes the latest in a long line of people to try...

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Unsolicited Career Advice for… Jennifer Lopez

Wasn’t aware that Uncle Donnie had a hand in the movie business until I found this missive.  Of course, the...

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Unsolicited Career Advice for… Scott Weiland

Uncle Donnie gets pissed very rarely, but when he does he can certainly lay into you. I wonder what Scott Weiland thought when he got this....

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Unsolicited Career Advice for… Radiohead

You wouldn’t know it by reading the following, but Uncle Donnie is afraid of British people.  Thought the Beatles were going to...

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Unsolicited Career Advice for… Tupac Shakur

Hip-hop music is not typically Uncle Donnie’s thing, nor is hip-hop slang, nor hip-hop fashion. Basically, Uncle Donnie doesn’t...

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Unsolicited Career Advice for… Michael Jackson

Seems Uncle Donnie has recently taken a shine to the King of Pop; this particular missive was near the top of the Skwatzenschitz...

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Unsolicited Career Advice for… Jimmy Buffett

Here’s another missive from the Skwatzenschitz archives, which I explained a bit last time. I’m not sure how Jimmy Buffett...

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Unsolicited Career Advice for… David Bowie

You never know when your college friends may become useful professional contacts. One night 17 years ago, Lev Skwatzenschitz and I found...