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January 19, 2006


Unfortunately, this 2006 Coachella poster turns out to be a fake:


(or fortunately, if you agree with me that Depeche Mode and Smashing Pumpkins as headliners just isn't very interesting)

USC's Daily Trojan knew Bob Dylan, and admits Conor Oberst is no Bob Dylan.

The National Post examines the state of album art in an increasing digital music age.

Drive-By Trucker Patterson Hood talks to UGA's Red and Black about the band's three Athens shows this weekend.

“Lots of bands, once they get out ... never come back home to play. I don’t ever want us to be that way,” Hood said of the band that will kick off its three-night stint in the Classic City tonight at 40 Watt Club. “I love Athens — it fits me.”

Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew talks to the Toronto Star.

"Canada is treated like London and New York. There's the London scene. There's the New York scene. And there's the Canadian scene. It's like we're a city called Canada. It's great."

The Junkyard Blawg recounts Athens' unique charm in an article about football recruiting:

I like the way retired UGA history prof Emory Thomas, a nationally renowned Civil War scholar, summed up Athens recently in the local paper when he was talking about his time living on Hill Street:

“I could stand on my front porch and next door was Bill Berry, the drummer with R.E.M.; catty-corner across the street was Dean Rusk, the former secretary of state; and another neighbor was Velena Vego, the booking agent with the 40 Watt Club. I could see Vic Chesnutt’s house, the folk singer and composer, and I could see the apartment of Bill McFeely, who won a Pulitzer prize for a biography on Ulysses S. Grant.”

“If you can do all that,” Thomas said, “the place can’t be all bad.”

Universal Music Group has placed over 100,000 vintage music tracks online to attract older music lovers (and their money) to digital distribution.

M3 Online lists the top 65 music videos of 2005 (with accompanying downloads).

PC Magazine reviews mp3 players as workout partners.

The Kansas City Star examines the city's indie rock venue resurgence.

Drowned in Sound profiles five bands that broke up in 2005.

A "gummy heart" from Archie McPhee makes Valentine's Day shopping way too easy for me.


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