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November 10, 2004

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Morrissey to be the subject of a West End musical.

Nine Bullets, the Drive-By Truckers archive of setlists, active bittorrents and recording info, has added forums!

The Sampler is "an ever-changing monthly collection of samples, goodies, promos and more from indie crafters, record labels and zines." In other words, cool stuff from cool people.

The Globe and Mail examines how blogs can help bloggers get better jobs.

The Onion A.V. Club interviews Dave Lowery of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker. "We wanted to be like The Beatles. We thought we were in the tradition of the great classic rock bands, which is bizarre, because now we're seen as these indie-rock pioneers."

Acid Mothers Temple and the Bad Livers have been added to the Live Music Archive. Look for lossless live shows to be uploaded soon (hopefully).

Not everyone is a Beatle Bob fan.

Cash Nexus has put up a National Solo Album Month page, complete with a list of participants and his own experience with the project (via).

The Washington Post calls Neko Case's new album "an unpolished gem."

The Telegraph chronicles a stockmistress's first week running an Oxford bookshop.

Six Apart partners with Kanoodle to serve ads in TypePad weblogs.

Salon's Thomas Bartlett is impressed by Deerhoof's live show (as should anyone with ears and a pulse).

Grimey's in Nashville has two worthwhile in-store performances this weekend. Saturday brings Tift Merritt to the store. Sunday, Sondre Lerche will headline with Ben Grimes of The Golden Republic opening.

Erasing Clouds reviews the Jandek documentary, Jandek on Corwood.

Playlist offers alternatives to the iPod's standard white earbuds.

Sixeyes offers an indie mix for November.

MacDevCenter offers fun iPod tricks.

USA Today asks, "What's in your guilty-pleasure chest?"

Luna's Dean Wareham talks to Metromix about the band's final album and tour. "I suppose the reason people get sad about these things is because it reminds them of their own mortality. I remember being sad when The Clash broke up."

Dogs Die In Hot Cars will appear on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic today at 11:15 am PST.

Seattle Weekly offers a "reasonable guide to horrible noise dudes" (Wolf Eyes and Sunburned Hand of Man).

Birmingham restaurateur Fran Stitt (the Highlands, Chez Fonfon, Bottega) talks to the Memphis Commercial Appeal about his new book, Frank Stitt's Southern Table.


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