The day the music died. Again.
The decision by HBO to cancel the second season of Vinyl is the most monumental piece of news this week. Vinyl being cancelled is ironic as sales of vinyl records are on the rise. Set in the 70s Vinyl portrayed the music industry and its stars, has-beens, wannabees, hanger-on-ers and Jack Palancers. Ratings weren’t great but it did have a loyal following that enjoyed the episodic nature of the show. There was never a dull moment.
Vinyl makes it a hat-trick of box set shows that I watched that were one-hit wonders. The other two were those perennial bedfellows Luck and Vegas. They dealt with horse racing and casinos. No wonder I don’t gamble as my Midas Touch turns the world to ashes.