Bought two CDs on a whim last night: Dar Williams ("Beauty of the Rain") and Kirsty MacColl ("Tropical Brainstorm"). Lovely, lovely stuff. Check out the lyrics to Kirsty's "England 2, Columbia 0." Funny even without the music. (If you're reading them, it should be noted that she … [Read more...] about Good music
I picked up the new Buffy soundtrack yesterday. Turns out all the online stores have the wrong track listing. Here's the real one, for when you go to rip it and find that it's not in the CDDB yet: 1. Buffy Main Title Theme – The Breeders 2. Stop Thinking About It – … [Read more...] about Radio Sunnydale
It has come to pass that the RIAA has levied a $2000 fine against a 12-year-old girl from what appears to be an underpriveleged household, without ever having been required to prove its claims to anyone, least of all the U.S. legal system. This is a practice colloquially known … [Read more...] about Taking money from children
New Sarah McLachlan album, "Afterglow," to be released Nov. 4. I snagged about 2/3 of the "Fallen" mp3 before Nettwerk yanked it (idiots), and it's vaguely disappointing in that there's nothing really new about it, but it's very nice to hear her sing something other than the same … [Read more...] about New music too….
Dido has a new album coming out in September (at last!) and evidently David Boreanaz stars in the first video. Spiff. (via Whedonesque) Another long-overdue event: Verisign can now be held accountable for their dumb mistakes. It is to be hoped that they will now be sued out of … [Read more...] about Grab Bag
I'm in research mode for my current novel-in-progress. Do you know of any autobiographies or online journals/accounts written by people who became legal guardians of younger siblings after their parents died? Let me know! … [Read more...] about Research
CD Baby tells us how iTunes works from an indie industry-insider perspective. Fascinating. … [Read more...] about Selling through iTunes
I accidentally bought Patty Griffin's Flaming Red over the weekend. (I was thinking of Patty Larkin. Argh.) It's one of those happy accidents, because I love the second song, "One Big Love." (You can hear a clip at Amazon's page.) The thing is, I already know it, and can sing … [Read more...] about Where have I heard this song?
Radio Buffy is amusing this afternoon. As usual, there are some songs you'd recognize from the show and some random bits of score and dialogue and such. Here's a selection of today's playlist: "Rest in Peace" – James Marsters caveman grunts and shrieks from "Beer … [Read more...] about Out of context