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August 9, 2005


The Los Angeles Times examines the online world of live music sharing, giving much deserved love to the Live Music Archive.

No Love For Ned's weekly radio show's new show is up, and features an in-studio performance by the Cocker Spaniels.

Sufjan Stevens talks to the Village Voice.

"Rock and roll is kind of like a progression of folk music, music of the people. It's very primitive and rebellious in nature, and that's what's exciting about it—it's music based on instinct. But then I'm also like torn between that and the prestige and performance and sophistication of high art, classical music, of composition and arrangements for string quartets and woodwind quartet. And I find that I'm always trying to reconcile the two together, and I'm always disappointed when I see pop music, independent bands, and I'm disappointed when I don't experience the level of sophistication that is inherent in classical music."

, and I'm thinking about picking up a mandolin. Any mandolin recommendations for someone who can already play guitar?

(another question: did VCR's kill television advertising)

The Millions lists literary podcasts.

One of my favorite litbloggers, Traver Kauffman of Rake's Progress, is interviewed by the Wazzee Journal.

Pitchfork interviews singer-songwriter-poet David Berman of the Silver Jews.

Singer-songwriter Ben Folds talks to Metro Toronto.

"The natural thing to do is to look at this album, its lack of sarcasm and song about my daughter and think that this is the kindler, gentler Ben Folds."

Eurweb reflects on the 2005 Harlem Book Fair.

The Philadelphia Daily News profiles the city's independent punk festival, Pointless Fest.

Singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell plays on World Cafe today.


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