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November 14, 2004

Shorties

Chapel Hill's WXYC is celebrating their tenth webcasting anniversary by offering a downloadable mix cd of local artists. (Please use the bittorrent option if you can to save the station's bandwidth). Viva internet radio!

The New York Times wonders if Hüsker Dü will reunite.

Author Judy Blume receives the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Wednesday, joining Saul Bellow, Eudora Welty and Stephen King, among others, as recipients.

Editor & Publisher examines blogs' effects on the US presidential election.

The band My Vitriol has a weblog (via the "Annual My Vitriol progress Report" in Drowned In Sound).

Director Jonathan Demme talks music and filmmaking with the Scotsman.

R.I.P. O.D.B.

The New York Times spends a night out with Autolux.

Jarvis Cocker of Pulp remembers John Peel in the Guardian.

Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos and Paul Thompson fought after a recent Paris show. "Onlookers described it as 'handbags at 50 paces' because neither of the skinny stars landed a serious blow during the fight in the Zenith club."

Rockism is so yesterday. ILMism is today's discussion.

The Houston Chronicle chronicles the Drive-By Truckers. "Their songs are edgy and conflicted, yanked from the salty soil between regional pride and shame."

The Baltimore Sun isn't overly impressed with Michael Chabon's new novella, The Final Solution: A Story of Detection.

Deutsche Wella offers what the US could learn from blogs and blog competitions.

The BBC is blogging the recording of the new Band Aid single.

East Tennessee bloggers ponder the future of weblogs.

Lali Puna's Valerie Trebeljahr talks to the Boston Globe. "'The US audience is very rock-oriented, so we didn't know how our music would be received. But it's been good for us. I think there's really an audience for this music, even if it's a small one."

Newsday calls Apple's new iPod Photo "unfocused."


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