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June 12, 2005


The Chattanooga Times Free Press is blogging the Bonnaroo Festival.

Antony Hegart of Antony and the Johnsons talks to the Observer.

"Everywhere I go, and on this tour across Europe, I meet people who have a new sense of optimism about the world. Who feel that they can change things." He cites younger musicians such as Devendra Banhart, the group CocoRosie and ambient composer William Basinski. "It's refreshing... to be at the start of something new."

Kelly Osbourne is interviewed by the San Francisco Chronicle about her new album and corset wearing.

My wife and I were out thrift shopping yesterday (her for office furniture, me for books), and I managed to pick up a copy of City Lights Books' Beatitude Anthology for a quarter...

Zeropaid offers a tutorial on improving bittorrent speed.

Ry Cooder talks to the Boston Globe about his new album, Chavez Ravine, a concept album about Los Angeles residents displaced in favor of a shopping mall.

"I've spent an unbelievable amount of time on [the album], and I know that, like the Buena Vista Social Club, there are no guarantees," Cooder says. "This is not music that you'll probably put on your iPod and go listen to down at the mall."

The Chicago Tribune's music critic Greg Kot profiles local band, the Redwalls.

Newsweek draws a parallel between indie bands and Tupperware as listening parties for new albums become more common.

Singer-songwriter Damien Jurado talks to his hometown Seattle Times.

"I'm in this constant — it's frustrating for me, but since I've been doing this music, I'm either too-folk or I-don't-know-what for the indie people, the Modest Mouse and Bright Eyes fans — and I'm too 'dirty' or whatever for the John Hiatt and Aimee Mann fans. It's frustrating, I don't know which way to go."

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