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May 5, 2005

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The Austin City Limits Music Festival has announced its 2005 lineup. Included are Coldplay, Oasis, Wilco, Rilo Kiley, the Arcade Fire, Death Cab for Cutie, the Decemberists, the Fiery Furnaces, Spoon, Bloc Party, Mates of State, Asylum Street Spankers, Tegan and Sara, and many others.

Happy three year anniversary, Bookslut.

Author Quinn Dalton helps program the Happy Booker's iPod. Previous subjects of this great feature were Dallas Hudgens and Joshilyn Jackson.

Elbo.ws is another mp3 blog aggregator.

Robyn Hitchcock, The Soft Boys, and Man or Astro-Man?, have been added to the Live Music Archive, look for live performances to be posted soon.

Swedesplease offers daily free and legal music downloads from Swedish bands.

Certified Bananas links to the "Bridges and Balloons with a Bagel on it Joanna Newsom Reggaeton" remix. (old news, but it made me laugh)

The East Bay Express reviews the Mountain Goats' The Sunset Tree, as does Toronto's Eye.

LA Weekly is impressed by the small amount of time the White Stripes' single "Blue Orchid" went from inception to airplay.

Backstage.com reviews Amy and David Sedaris's play, "The Book of Liz."

FilmForce interviews heiress, actress and pop star Paris Hilton.

Kurt Vonnegut's short story, "Harrison Bergeron," is being referenced in the state's Kansas's school funding lawsuit discussions. One of the attorneys said, "I'm glad to see someone is quoting Kurt Vonnegut."

The Seattle Times calls the new Death Cab for Cutie song ("I Will Follow You Into the Dark"), "remarkable, perhaps even perfect pop song."

The Denver Post lists ten bands to keep an eye on.

Stream the new Weezer album at Myspace.

Mapthree is offering audio directions (in mp3 format) for destinations in the US and Canada.


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