February 2, 2006
Tattoo of the day (or probably, my lifetime, I am seriously envious)
Why are the digital versions less sonically faithful? It's to enable files to be downloaded quickly and ensure that portable players can hold thousands of tracks. Otherwise it would take hours rather than minutes or seconds to download the files.
“There could be a lot of weird energy on stage since we are all frontmen, but when I say weird, I mean it in a positive way,” Chesnutt said.
The tour starts in his hometown of Athens and ends in Atlanta.
“We’re like the Traveling Willburys,” he said. “I’m honored to be included in the mix.”
Q: What initially drew your interest?
A: First and foremost? The music. I spend time thinking and writing about the social meaning and impact of hip-hop, and I can appreciate good lyricism, but on the most basic, visceral level, it's all about the music.
What gives Campbell hope is people who will spend money to see art or music, "to stand in a room and let someone else tell them a story," to be part of a group, celebrate and dance.
"They've made the decision. They've been brave enough to come and listen to your music, and listen to any music. And that's such an incredibly positive act. Nobody gets hurt in that."
Author Jay McInerney is interviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer about his new novel, The Good Life.
J.F. A few novelists who have written about 9/11 have earned flak for it. Are you worried about that?
J.M. I think Jonathan Safran Foer took some really unfair grief for alleged presumption and exploitation. I think it's outrageous for anyone to question the right of a novelist to try and make sense of and interpret this experience.
"There's enough bass, drum, guitar bands out playing pop and rock 'n' roll. My big beef is that what's mostly being thrust at you is loaded down. It's much more affecting to do less and be subtle."
“It’s hard being in Rilo Kiley with Jenny, because she’s such a good vocalist and a beautiful singer that you don’t want to sing because you can’t match up,” says Blake Sennett with a laugh.
Author Ayelet Waldman talks to Metroactive about her new novel, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits.