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February 18, 2006

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One Louder lists the "ten best albums you can find in almost any American thrift store for under $1.00."


The Cincinnati Post profiles WOXY, the online radio station, and its current membership drive.

"I never underestimate our listeners. When we put out the call they tend to do some amazing things," Miller said about the chances of meeting the subscription goal. "If we don't hit the goal by March 6, it doesn't mean we will go dark, but we are going to have to change some things."


The New York Times searches for the great American hockey novel.


The Guardian profiles music producer Rick Rubin.

A producer of curious character (despite his high profile successes he is regarded as "humble"), curious taste (he is guru to Rivers Cuomo of the rock band Weezer), and a taker of curious commissions (he has worked on the new album by Justin Timberlake), Rubin's approach, on the surface, remains incredibly simple. He strips back an artist's material.


Craftster offers instructions to sew together a Domokun iPod case.


Author Kurt Vonnegut explains to BBC News why he came out of retirement to write his latest book, Man Without a Country.

The book is subtitled A Memoir Of Life In George W Bush's America, and Vonnegut - who is well known for his liberal views and attacks on the American right - told the BBC that he had "drawn energy from my contempt for our president."


Mike Skinner talks to the Guardian about the new Streets album,, The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living.

Skinner, 27, says of his confessional new album, The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living: "Me writing the scandals on my own album has got to be better than someone else getting it wrong in the papers. If you just put all the worst things that happened out there, all they can do is repeat what you've said."


The Times Online reviews Jay McInerney's latest novel, The Good Life.

Like Bret Easton Ellis, McInerney is obsessed with the material (a note card has to be from a stationer’s called Crane and coloured “ecru”). The novel brims with references to restaurants and people (Salman Rushdie’s name is dropped early on).

Unlike with Easton Ellis, however, there is no satirical thrust to this brand placement.


Take Your Medicine lists UK bands playing this year's SXSW festival.


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