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May 21, 2004


"I used to sit down with an idea and write a song based around it but now what I do is sit down with a chord progression, a melody and freestyle to let my subconscious do the talking." Ben Kweller discusses songwriting, his new album, marriage and photo shoots with wolves in his interview with Suicide Girls.

Happy birthday, Robert Creeley. Read and hear his poetry (RealAudio links).

The Post Punk Kitchen serves up vegetarian recipes with attitude, and makes me wish I lived in Brooklyn (so I could catch every episode in its entirety). FoodTV should dump Emeril and put these guys in prime time!

NPR's All Songs Considered features The Real Tuesday Weld.

"John Gaustad, founder of the William Hill Sports Book prize, says that the best sports books are also about life. This passes that test. It is a humane and affectionate, but sharply perceptive, portrait not only of the game, but of the north of England." The Financial Times reviews Dave Hadfield's, Up and Over: A Trek Through Rugby League Land.

An Ian Curtis film is being planned, and the musical adviser is Moby? What next, Nick Lachey as the Joy Division frontman? (via xrrf)

Guided By Voices will play a free show in New York on August 19th as part of the Hudson River Rocks series.

The Denver Post calls the Shins an inspiration to indie bands.

"Everyone wants me to be this indie rock queen or whatever, but if you look at it from my point of view I'm lifting the normal girl up to goddess status." Liz Phair talks to the Boston Herald.

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