Monday, September 3, 2012

THE BURDIAN'S ASS OF POP CULTURE: I mean, sure, I'd love to hire Blue Oyster Cult to play some post-lottery winning future birthday party of mine. But what to do when, for the same money, I could hire both Jerry Mathers and Tony Dow?.

It's a tough call.


  1. Slowlylu3:36 AM

    That is a truly great link. But I am confused, why is Englebert Humperdinck (say that as Miracle Max) priced higher than George Clooney? 
    Also why did University of Illinois book The Commodores?
    There are a lot of bargains here - for example Albert Finney seems cheap when priced against other products (oops I mean celebrities) in his range.

  2. Fred App3:05 PM

    I find it  dumbfounding (and sad) that the fake Beatles and the fake Elton John command as much money as the real Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

    I'm also pretty amazed at the sheer volume of people listed here. Do they all really get paying gigs? Or is it more like the pages of singles ads, where most of them get ignored?

  3. The Pathetic Earthling3:36 PM

    I guess a lot of these guys end up playing the convention circuit.  I was at the Self Insured Institute of America conference in Phoenix last year and they had the Village People playing the evening cocktail hour.

  4. Eric J.4:21 PM

    I suppose it depends on just how much cowbell you need.

  5. Anoop Desai commands 20-30K an appearance?  Really?  (That's more than Bo Bice, Carly Smithson, Danny Gokey, Justin Guarini, Clifford the Crunchy Muppet, and Ruben Studdard.)

  6. Tosy and Cosh9:43 AM

    I'm intrigued by getting Braveheart's Robert the Bruce to appear at an event. How to Deal with Betrayal?