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April 6, 2005


RIP, Saul Bellow. The Adventures of Augie March remains one of my favorite novels, it actually inspired a couple of college friends to nickname me "Augie" back in my more Quixotic days (a nickname that somehow stuck).

The Decemberists' Colin Meloy talks to Newcity Chicago. "I think my entire body of work as a songwriter is trying to create believable people populating songs that are dynamically interesting, whether they are personal tragedies or personal victories, and how they affect them. Each narrator deals with those things in a different way."

MungBeing has launched their online magazine with the first new track by the Congress (John Darnielle and Mark Givens of Wckr Spgt) in ten years, poetry by Darnielle, and an interview with Robert Anton Wilson (among other interesting features).

Bookdwarf's reviews of book reviews are consistently wonderful (as is the rest of the site).

My 2005 SXSW live recordings page has been updated.

Sparta talks to Suicide Girls.

Scott McCaughey (of Young Fresh Fellows and The Minus 5) lists "albums you should hear for Amazon

Message board discussion of the day: Has Wilco's Summerteeth aged well?

Buy the "Darnielle/Vanderslice 2004" tour shirts at Peter Hughes's site (only mediums are left).

Even NFL cheerleaders have blogs dedicated to them.

The Abbie Hoffman audio archive

Join the Duran Duran Remixed project.

Hotpress lists the top 100 Irish albums.

Librarian of Congress names 50 recordings to the 2004 National Recording Registry.

Maktub plays "jukebox jury" with Seattle Weekly.

Singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo talks to Seattle Weekly.

Moby wonders why his new album received a bad review in the New York Times.

Accuracy in Media says, "Power to the podcast."

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy talks to Financial Times. "I don't want to jinx it but it seems the whole time I've been playing music everything has just gotten better and better. We haven't worn out our welcome."

Can anyone recommend a utility (Mac or PC) to download iPod files to your computer? My media center's hard drive failed, and I'm looking for an option not to re-rip 20 gigabytes of my music.

np: Eyeball Skeleton: #1

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