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March 26, 2006


Los Angeles Times reporter Lynell George lists life lessons learned at the record store.

The Minus 5's Scott McCaughey talks to the Philadelphia Inquirer about being a sideman for REM.

"They pay me very, very generously, but I don't get royalties or anything. But it's allowed me to continue to be a professional musician. I haven't needed another job."

If you are anywhere near Atlanta, I strongly recommend the Quilts of Gee's Bend exhibit at the High Museum.

The San Francisco Chronicle offers an Apple Computer history timeline.

Author Haruki Murakami has a Livejournal community dedicated to his work.

The Hartford Courant sums up SXSW by focusing on the new music wave of "intellectual sensitivity."

"It's not like a sensitivity in the way that it's kind of pouring out your heart," says John Sopkia, director of A&R for V2/Artemis, an independent record label. "It's sort of a more intellectual sensitivity. It's a little bit more arch."

The Observer reviews the new Morrissey album, Ringleader of the Tormenters, and calls it "annoyingly familiar."

The Independent lists the results of their worst album ever poll.

The Telegraph profiles saintly comic books.

A chisel-jawed man with flowing chestnut-brown locks, rippling muscles and a penchant for "endless parties" stares from the cover of the latest comic book. This is not Superman or one of the traditional superheroes, but St Francis of Assisi, the pious 13th century monk who became the Roman Catholic patron saint of animals and the environment. This is sainthood: comic book style.

The Sunday Times lists then athletes' musical inspirations.

Actor Robert Downey, Jr., talks music with the Observer magazine.

Genesis are like the British smarter version of Van Halen. I just bought Abacab to put in my iPod. They're so weird - aside from when they go into ponce-mode on some of those songs. But the arrangements, the artistry... wow.

Drive-By Trucker Patterson Hood talks to the Sunday Times.

"I do know how to write a song, and I think I know how to deliver a song I write, and during the course of doing this, we’ve kind of figured out how to do the other parts that go with it."


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