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June 28, 2007


The 2007 Bonnaroo download page has been updated with:

mp3s of the Brazilian Girls, Regina Spektor performances

lossless bittorrent downloads of Richard Thompson, the Philadelphia Experiment, Keller Williams, Gillian Welch, Galactic, Dirks Bentley and Girl Talk sets.

The Jackson Clarion-Ledger spotlights three new short story collections by southern authors.

Q lists the 20 loudest albums of all time.

Author Roiy Blount Jr. talks to the Dallas Morning News about his latest collection of essays, Long Time Leaving: Dispatches From Up South.

"I guess the easiest kind of book for a white Southerner to write is a so-called cracker-barrel book," he said in an interview in New York City this month before an appearance at Book Expo America. "But I just never wanted to write anything like that. I run into cracker-barrel assumptions in real life too much and would like to counter that notion. It's awkward. You don't want to go around saying, 'I'm not that dumb,' all the time."

The New York Times reviews the iPhone, and finds it deserves the hype.

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy talks to NOW magazine.

"I just did a whole week of interviews in Europe, and if I'd let it really get to me I probably could have jumped out the hotel window," says Tweedy, behind the wheel in Chicago. "It was driving me nuts – people asking why there aren't any electric guitars on the record, then someone asking, 'Why are the guitars so loud?'

"Sorry if I come across as a grump. I'm not a grump – I like playing music a lot. But sometimes talking about it can be a little more stressful than I like."

Business Week examines the "twisted economics of Harry Potter." lists their top 10 Swedish metal bands.

Girl Guides is a " A girls only!! Guided By Voices cover project" " Download three of their songs on their MySpace page. (via)

Author Nick Antosca discusses five songs he likes with 3:AM magazine.

Hampton's com offers its "ultimate summer reading list."

The founders of Grass Roots Record Co. talk to Seattle Weekly.

"We're more hippie!" admits Locks. "Saddle Creek has a sound, Kill Rock Stars and K definitely have a sound, and even Sub Pop had a sound there, too, for a long time. We've got bands like Hella [on the compilation], a hard-rocking metal band, and Mariee [Sioux], who's soft and ethereal, and Alela [Diane], who's kind of twangy, [and] Lee Bob Watson, who's got soul."

The Cleveland Scene examines DRM-free online music stores.

Gawker's Glaring Omissions feature is dedicated to author Tao Lin.

see also: Tao Lin''s Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributions.

MInnesota Public Radio's the Current features an in-studio performance by the Boggs.

NPR's Jazz Profiles features the legendary Miles Davis.

Drowned in Sound continues its "label focus" series with a profile of 4AD.

see also:

this week's CD releases


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