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September 8, 2004

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Author Douglas Rushkoff offers the real threat of blogs, "I believe the greatest power of the blog is not just its ability to distribute alternative information - a great power, indeed - but its power to demonstrate a mode of engagement that is not based on the profit principle."

Off City Limits is celebrating a return to blogging with a downloadable mix cd.

Boston's Weekly Dig interviews Travis Morrison about the Dismemberment Plan, his new album, and the comparison of his voice to Eddie Vedder's. In the same issue, Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers is interviewed.

The Telegraph reviews the stage production of The Elephant Vanishes, which is based on three Haruki Murakami short stories.

Also in the Telegraph, a review of the new P.G. Wodehouse biography, Wodehouse: A Life by Robert McCrum

Franz Ferdinand wins the Mercury Prize.

Chicago's Metromix interviews Rhett Miller of the Old 97's rather insipidly, then does slightly better with Brandon Flowers of The Killers.

The Orlando Sentinel explores the real economics of this presidential election: on eBay.

The Boston Globe talks to Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard about the band's final tour and album as well as GBV's history and Bob Pollard's future.

Drive-By Truckers will appear on Conan O'Brien on September 16th.

What would Jesus wear?

The Black Keys are hardly retreads according to the Washington Post.


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