November 04, 2005

The Cover-Up Is the Crime
“By deliberately corrupting the most basic functionality of their customers’ computers, Sony broke the rules of fair play and crossed a bright line separating legitimate software from computer trespass. Their actions may be civilly actionable.”

October 11, 2005

Rock and Roll jumps the shark, Part Two
David Lee Roth to succeed Howard Stern. That’s a self-demotion, from (former) rock star to DJ. I’d give him two ratings books before he goes back to former rock star.
Rock and Roll jumps the shark, Part One
U2 is doing concert for a thousand dollars per seat as a fundraiser for Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Penn.). Soon, Motley Crue will be doing fundraisers for Judge Roy Moore.

August 06, 2005

U2’s City of Blinding Lights
“12,000 daisy-chained LEDs. Spycams controlled by a PlayStation. The Vertigo tour is a monster concert machine - and the ultimate rock-and-roll R&D lab”

July 08, 2005

nine inch nails: only. remix download.
“i’ve enjoyed and cringed at what you’ve done with my song. thank you (i think).” So Trent does it again, this time, in four formats.

July 04, 2005

Boycott MTV/VH-1 for the Live8 Telecast Debacle
“We the US audience are beyond disgusted with MTV/VH-1’s shameless self-promotion and profiteering off this historic event, and we want our 8 hours back”

May 28, 2005

Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Guitar Slinger and Counterterrorism Consultant
Former Doobie says, “I’m told I make a very good bad guy.” I’ve been told the same thing.

April 17, 2005

Cash on the Scarecrow, Pork on the Plow
Matt Welch outs John Mellencamp on family corn subsidies worth over $1.14 million

April 16, 2005

Trent Reznor Rules
He’s released the latest NIN song in Garageband 2.0 format, so you can remix it at will ... and giving Reid another reason to get that Mac Mini

January 29, 2005

5 Years of “More Cowbell”
And at the core of the joke is a kernel of truth

November 23, 2004

Music, War, and Iraq
“In training, they forced me to listen to the Barney I Love You song for 45 minutes. I never want to go through that again.”

October 09, 2004

When I’m 64
I really miss this man

August 28, 2004


August 16, 2004

Warner Brothers’ tone deaf pitch to MP3 blogs blows up in their face
WB employees left ‘teen-pop fan’ comments from the same IP the MP3 had come from

June 02, 2004

The amazing story of Claud Johnson, son of blues legend Robert Johnson
“the most remarkable thing is that anyone in Mississippi is holding Robert Johnson’s wealth at all”

May 29, 2004

Interview with David Crosby on the changes in the music business
“I think it’s going in a tank, and I am standing on the sidelines applauding”

May 05, 2004

Copywriting, streaks, Mick Jagger, periods ... and PhotoDude has his butt “fact-checked”
Well, I was a suspicious way station on the path to factual enlightenment

April 28, 2004


April 14, 2004

How Bill Wyman got his bass back
Stolen in 1966, the bass finally makes its way home to the Rolling Stone


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