A: Practice, Practice, Practice (and make sure your family owns a giant, albeit slowly crumbling, entertainment empire).

From Hits Daily Double (forwarded by Maura Johnston)

STRAIGHT SHOT NO CHASER: MSG/Cablevision boss Jim Dolan has found a way to get away from all that tzuris with his N.Y. Knicks. Fresh from their fall tour, his band JD & the Straight Shot performed in the XM Washington, DC, studio with a private performance of songs from their debut, Nothing to Hide. The entire concert will be broadcast nationwide on XM 12 X Country beginning Wednesday, Dec. 20, Friday, Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. and Saturday, Dec. 24 at 1 p.m. (EST). Hey, it beats watching Stephon Marbury play. To learn more about the band, visit www.jdandthestraightshot.com.  (12/11p)

JD on XM’s “X Country” channel?  Sheesh.  I don’t wanna be cruel, but that’s almost bad enough to put Steve Earle back on heroin.