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September 29, 2005

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The Mountain Goats' Peter Hughes turns in a photo diary of the band's recent Australian tour.


The New Pornographers' Carl Newman talks to Sign On San Diego.

"It would be nice if we were one song away from the mainstream," he said. "I don't really have any delusions of being famous. I just want to be a working musician. If I can parlay that into buying a house somewhere and being a normal person with a normal career, that's success to me. I don't need a castle."


The Washington Post reviews a recent Sufjan Stevens show.

Stevens is the artist who might have been birthed by Flannery O'Connor and Nick Drake, had they ever hooked up.


The Guardian interviews pianist Brad Mehldau.

"The first time I heard Nick Drake was someone covering River Man. I thought, what the hell was that beautiful evocative thing in 5/4? The chords reminded me of something modal that I had identified with Coltrane, but it was being sung on a guitar."


Reading Matters lists their top ten novels about Australia.


Northern State lists their top five pet peeves.


Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons talks to Detroit's Metro Times.


The Pitch reviews the Saddle Creek documentary, Spend an Evening With Saddle Creek.


Use hand crank power for your iPod.


Help me buy some more vinyl (my latest addiction), I have several Threadless t-shirts and assorted clutter for auction at eBay.


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