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November 5, 2005


Austinist interviews singer-songwriter-producer John Vanderslice.

Ever thought about composing a movie soundtrack?

Yeah. If we had a movie with a budget, yeah. It all comes down to money, because now that I have a permanent entourage, it's a balance between creative integrity and getting everyone paid. The best case scenario is something like Explosions in the Sky getting asked to do the Friday Night Lights soundtrack - an incredible soundtrack for an above-average Hollywood film. But in general, the kind of emails and correspondence we get are from super low-budget, mellow indie filmmakers ... with zero budget, who are five years away from being at Sundance or Toronto.

The Riverfront Times profiles music blogger Byron Crawford.

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy talks to the Ann Arbor News about his solo tour.

"This way, I can do any of the 200 or so songs I've written over the years," said Tweedy by phone from his manager's office in Chicago. "And it allows me to change it around every night, which is also part of the appeal - it'll be fun to just get up there without a firm set list."

CocoRosie plays in an elevator for VPRO (article in Dutch).

The Independent gets firsthand accounts (including one from Adam Ant) of the first Sex Pistols gig, 30 years ago.

Author Bret Easton Ellis eats lunch with the Financial Times.

Stereogum gets some kind words from William and Mary's student newspaper, The Flat Hat.

Stereogum, with its sharp commentary, witty banter and exclusive (and often illegal) content, is just one of the many examples illustrating the rapid expansion and emerging influence of blogs.

The Minnesota Historical Society has an online exhibit of memorabilia from state bands, including the Replacements, Prince and others.

NME reports that Jack White confirmed doing an ad for Coca-Cola.


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