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June 24, 2007


The 2007 Bonnaroo download page has been updated.

New download links include:

mp3 download of the Ween performance.

Lossless bittorrent downloads of the Ben Harper, Superjam, and John Butler Trio performances.

and much more...

The New York Times examines indie musicians' increasing collaborations with pops orchestras.

“The point of the Pops has always been an orchestra playing symphonic repertory but also tying into popular culture,” said Keith Lockhart, the music director of the Boston Pops. “However in the recent past we haven’t been connecting with current streams in popular music. There were whole generations of listeners who didn’t feel we spoke to them.”

Rolf Potts has an online archive of his interviews with travel writers.

Singer-songwriter Rocky Votolato talks to Harp.

The Guardian's Organ Grinder blog compares television coverage of the Glastonbury music festival.

The New York Times examines options to rid yourself of extra books.

NPR's Weekend Edition features a streaming in-studio performance from John Doe.

Pick the Brain lists "10 ways to improve your mind by reading the classics."

Questionable Content's Jeph Jacques talks to Pitchfork about his indie webcomic and the "t-shirt driven economy."

Web cartoonists run their own sites and publish their own work-- and some of them even get paid. While nobody on the web makes Doonesbury-sized money, a business model has emerged to support them. In fact, I decided to interview Jeph Jacques of Questionable Content after reading his claim that he was living off his comic-- or specifically, off of the t-shirt sales that he generated from doing a strip five times a week.

NPR's Weekend Edition excerpts from Shannon Hale's novel, Austenland.

see also:

this week's CD releases


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