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September 17, 2005

Shorties

The Telegraph profiles Franz Ferdinand's rise to stardom.


NPR's Weekend Edition interviews Neil Young.


The Village Voice interviews singer/songwriter/producer John Vanderslice.

You work a lot with John Darnielle. Do you guys get in fights?

We joke about that stuff all the time. If you don't think Darnielle calls me when I'm getting my Soundscan numbers--of course he does. We're always seeing who's gonna be higher on CMJ.


The Guardian examines the role of the Hollywood scriptwriter and the "ambiguities of authorship" that arise when a film is released.

Routinely, we commend "J Richard Sproggins's taut, epigrammatic screenplay" when it's a decent bet that his baggy and unspeakable script has been secretly rewritten by Carrie Fisher and Nora Ephron or that Sproggins is a pseudonym for David Mamet.


NME lists the top 100 rock moments, from Kurt Cobain's death to George Jones' lawnmower.


NPR celebrates the 50th anniversary of the publishing of Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita.


The I Love Music community lists their favorite remixes of 2005.


Take Shuffle is a bamboo iPod Shuffle case.


New Orleans club Tipitina's has set up a local musicians database and is helping find artists housing, gigs, and instruments through its Tipitina's Foundation.


Blogging for the Real Digital Revolution lists useful tools for diy internet tv (iptv), indie tv/movie distribution/platforms and vlogs.


Take Your Medicine offers the "best UK indie covers album in the world ever."


Paul of A Blog Soup has started a petition to "keep flyering alive" in his hometown of Northampton.


"I can never recall the name of Brooklyn's new hip band."


Buddy Rich and Animal on the Muppet Show (embedded Quicktime link).


The Sydney Morning Herald reviews Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis.

To those in the Ellis bloc, I can say this is his best novel and with it he achieves artistic and emotional peaks I never suspected he would attempt, let alone reach.


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