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Postby Jake » Wed May 17, 2006 10:15 am

Links: ADA Distribution Is Warner's Indie Moneymaker
Edgar Bronfman, Indie Giant: "Through ADA, Warner Music wants to dominate indie music, the industry's fastest-growing segment, by signing deals with scores of small local and regional labels and getting retailers to stock the distinctive music of the fiercely independent...
Posted May 16, 2006.

Links: Interview with the Shangri-Las' Mary Weiss
Interview with Mary Weiss of the Shangri-Las: "Right after Remember came out, James Brown hired us to do a Coliseum show in Texas. They had signs put up COLORED GIRLS' and WHITE GIRLS' bathrooms and I got in a huge...
Posted May 16, 2006.

MP3s: Eighteenth Day of May - Hide and Seek
"Hide & Seek" by The Eighteenth Day of May. Nice psych-folk-pop....
Posted May 16, 2006.

Links: Audiophiles modding, appreciating iPods
Audiophiles Become Ipodiophiles: "The quality of the components used in the iPod are on the same level as low- to medium-priced audiophile gear. From the audio standpoint, iPod makes a very good source." The iMod hack seems a little bulky...
Posted May 16, 2006.

Articles: Japanese Spirituals
The music of two artists from Japan presents a globe absent of boundaries and borders. Shugo Tokumaru and Nujabes prove you don't have to be an anime geek to to appreciate what's coming across the ocean.
By Tom Mantzouranis, May 11, 2006.

MP3s: The Charlatans UK - Blackened Blue Eyes
"Blackened Blue Eyes" by the Charlatans, off Simpatico, out now on Sanctuary....
Posted May 10, 2006.

Links: John Lennon invented the Apple iPod
Apple v Apple, Round 2: John Lennon invented the iPod! Who knew? Via sg....
Posted May 10, 2006.

MP3s: Sufjan Stevens - The Henney Buggy Band
"The Henney Buggy Band" by Sufjan Stevens from The Avalanche, out July 11 on Asthmatic Kitty....
Posted May 9, 2006.

Links: Trent Reznor Collaborates With Saul Williams
Trent Reznor Collaborates With Saul Williams: "Both of us tend to go very hard, and together we've created something that sounds more beautiful than hard. It's a middle finger up to the idea of genre, yet a beautiful, long, loving...
Posted May 9, 2006.

Links: Village Voice on Axl and Guns N' Roses
Bored in the U.S.A. Is Axl Rose's refusal to release a new record a powerful work of art all its own?...
Posted May 8, 2006.

Links: 12 Sex Jams by John Darnielle
Dirty Dozen, a poronographic playlist compiled by John Darnielle: "Properly assembled, though, an end-to-end sex jams tape will keep your date laughing in the car as you drive from the restaurant to the movie theater, from the movie theater to...
Posted May 8, 2006.

Links: Old-Time Music Collector vs. Johnny Cash
Lee Hartsfeld, a collector of rare music, calls out Johnny Cash for referring to a 1956 hymnal as "old" and claims that My Mother's Hymn Book is "a feast for the cliche-hungry" and "just awful."...
Posted May 5, 2006.

Links: Greil Marcus interview
Interview with Greil Marcus by Nate Seltenrich for "If people think that the time they're living in is dull compared to some mythical time they've heard about, then it's up to them to make it more interesting, or to...
Posted May 4, 2006.

Features: Coachella 2006
For the third year in a row, Stacey K. Anderson heads out into the desert to cover Coachella for Glorious Noise. It's getting more commercial, but you might still find enlightenment if you know where to look.
By Stacey K. Anderson, May 4, 2006.


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Geography Lesson
Maybe I’m a little worried about those reports that indicate that U.S. school kids don’t have the greatest grasp of geography. Which means, of course, that their parents are even more challenged when it comes to where places are on...
Posted by Stephen Macaulay, May 12, 2006.

Friday Video - Tom DeLay's Hobbies
Now that Tom DeLay has said he'll leave office in June, it's nice to see he has some hobbies to keep him busy. How does he find time for golf?...
Posted by Derek Phillips, May 12, 2006.

Playing Chicken With Privacy
With the recent nomination of the Air Force General in charge of the NSA’s domestic spying program and today’s revelation that the NSA has been building a database of EVERY SINGLE CALL made in the US since 9/11, is...
Posted by Derek Phillips, May 11, 2006.

I Spy
Isn’t it one of those oxymorons like “jumbo shrimp”? “Military intelligence.” While it isn’t the sort of thing that leads one to guffaw*, President Bush’s selection of Air Force General Michael V. Hayden to lead the Central Intelligence Agency is...
Posted by Stephen Macaulay, May 10, 2006.

Secret Service White House Visitor Logs Due Today
Today’s the day the Secret Service is supposed to hand over the White House visitor logs showing how many times (and with whom) Action Jack Abramoff met with staff. No word as of 2:27 pm, but we’ll be watching. UPDATE:...
Posted by Derek Phillips, May 10, 2006.

Senate Resolution On National Anthem in English
So, while the do-nothing Republican congress is all bollocked up and seemingly dead in the water, the US Senate somehow found the time to pass a resolution, by unanimous consent, stating that , “statements or songs that symbolize the unity...
Posted by Derek Phillips, May 9, 2006.

Crushing on Madeleine Albright
I’m a fan of Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine Albright mainly because I think she strikes the right balance between realism and idealism that is so crucial to foreign policy. In this Washington Post essay, Albright hopes to find...
Posted by Derek Phillips, May 9, 2006.

Preserving the Kingdom of Fear
Doing what he does best, Karl Rove is appealing to conservatives through fear to motivate them for the November mid-terms. Not fear of fighting the terrorists over there instead of here, or the idea that precious tax cuts will...
Posted by Derek Phillips, May 8, 2006.

Stop the Broadcast Flag
Tell Your Senators to Kick Out the Flags! Senator Stevens has introduced a bill that includes not just the broadcast flag, but the audio flag too. Write to your senators now, and tell them to keep the entertainment industry's tech...
Posted by Jake Brown, May 8, 2006.

It’s the Policies, Stupid
A recent Zogby Interactive poll (April 28-May 1) shows what most people—at least those who aren’t gobbling down OxyContin by the hands-full—know, which is that American voters aren’t thrilled with what is occurring in the White House. That is, while...
Posted by Stephen Macaulay, May 8, 2006.

Hand Over the Keys, Mr. Kennedy
Jesus, these Kennedy’s and moving vehicles…It’s enough to make you crazy. Now, regardless of whether you’re on the same side politically, there’s no arguing their importance to American history. But their's is also a story crammed with misfortune, often...
Posted by Derek Phillips, May 5, 2006.

YouTube - The Immigration Debate of 1621
Posted by Derek Phillips, May 5, 2006.

Katherine Harris: The Girl Least Likely To...
The girl who just can’t take a hint keeps taking hits. Former top staffers for U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris say she made them reverse a decision not to submit a contractor’s $10 million appropriation request last year. The contractor?...
Posted by Derek Phillips, May 5, 2006.

So Not Eloquent: Richard Cohen on Stephen Colbert
Mr. Cohen, I have a couple of questions for you in regards to your Washington Post article of May 4, 2006 ("So Not Funny"). 1. You claim that Colbert's "deck chairs on the Hindenburg" statement is a "mixed metaphor." How...
Posted by Jake Brown, May 4, 2006.

Will Bush Say No to Congress?
I’m not that old, but I remember way back when the Democrats were in control of Congress. For 40 years, exiled fiscal conservatives hemmed and hawed at out of control spending and the “tax and spend” liberals in Washington who...
Posted by Derek Phillips, May 4, 2006.

Bush to Amigos: Largate!
Now that he’s firmly entrenched for the last 1,000 days of his administration and not in need of any more Latino votes, the White House is giving a hearty “Chingate!” to the voting bloc it used to so keenly...
Posted by Derek Phillips, May 4, 2006.

Where’s the Money?
According to the trustees “responsible” for the U.S. Social Security and Medicare trust funds have reported that in not all that long a time, both will be, well, broke. They don’t talk in terms like that, of course. Rather it’s...
Posted by Stephen Macaulay, May 3, 2006.

Oh shit! The gays are taking over your stories!
The Traditional Value Coalition ("Empowering People of Faith through Knowledge") is gravely warning its members to watch out for a new queer propaganda campaign aimed at turning your children into limp-wristed, cocksucking window-dressers. Maybe the "people of faith" at the...
Posted by Jake Brown, May 3, 2006.

Cluster Buckeye
Ohio has become the focus of national politics of late. With election irregularities and bizarre corruption charges involving rare coins, the Buckeye state continues to fascinate and entertain pol watchers across the country. Last night saw some primary races...
Posted by Derek Phillips, May 3, 2006.

Onion: Illegal Immigrants Returning To Mexico For American Jobs
The Onion: "I came to this country seeking the job I sought when I first left this country," said Anuncio Reyes, 22, an undocumented worker who recrossed the U.S. border into Mexico last month, three years after leaving Mexico for...
Posted by Jake Brown, May 3, 2006.

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