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Archive for March, 2005

A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Non-Attribution

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

I’ve thought a lot about this. That’s a good question. What deserves that kind of bile that people throw out? Sometimes they throw it out at literary fiction, which is like dressing up in full body armor to go attack an ice-cream cone. I mean, just take it easy. [Laughs.] —From a February ’05 Dave [...]

Vital and Topical Blog Alert

Wednesday, March 30th, 2005

Make sure you read through the comments. After you throw out the spam…man, there’s some sick bastards out there. Warms my heart, it does.

J-Lo’s Publicist Convinces BILLBOARD to Kill PETA Ad

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005

NY Daily news article, 3/28/05

Desperation Is SUCH a Turn-Off

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005

Microsoft’s advice on which flash MP3 players and online music services to avoid. Make sure to read bullet points 2, 3 and 6.

Podcast of the Day, Nay, Week, Nay….

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

Dave Winer’s Morning Coffee Notes, wherein Mr. Dave talks about whether trees can appreciate jazz, how one can never swim in the same ocean twice, and…calls Cory Doctorow chickenshit. Guess which was my favorite part? Wait– he also goes off on Tina Brown, implying she considers herself above criticism and therefore is lashing out at [...]

Some People Can Afford To Have A Persecution Complex

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

That doesn’t make it any more attractive.

Even A Broken Editor Is Wrong A Couple Dozen Times A Column

Monday, March 21st, 2005

Tina Brown has always impressed me as a creepy example of how far raging mediocrity can get you in the world of New York magazine publishing. The blog world seems abuzz with her latest characterization (registration required) of bloggers as “Stasi.” Dan Gillmor wonders why Tina brings out the vitriol in people. Dan, have you [...]

Independent Music Business vs Major Label Business Hairsplitting

Saturday, March 19th, 2005

A recent IT Conversations Voices In Your Head segment found Dave Slusher interviewing Magnatunes CEO John Buckman. A couple things Buckman said provoked responses from me in the Evil Genius comments section. Dave calls me defensive, and I guess I am. However, I found a few of Buckman’s comments glib and self-serving. I wanted to [...]


Friday, March 18th, 2005

Thank you to the fine support staff at LivingDot.net for making this move from my LiveJournal blog more painless than I could ever imagine. I will be back after a crash-course in Movable Type 3.x .css. I’ll write soon.

Harry Shearer’s Le Show Now Available As Podcast Feed

Thursday, March 17th, 2005

KRCW’s podcast roster now includes Harry Shearer’s essential Sunday night broadcast, Le Show. The musical interludes have been stripped from the podcasts, which may make some listeners even happier. Harry’s feed is http://kcrw.com/podcast/show/ls. If you need to hear Le Show *with* music, you can still download the complete program, or stream RealAudio from KCRW or [...]