Monday, March 2, 2009

"With malice for being a sty:" Listening to Spiderland Horn

Clinton Pessimistic on Iran Outreach -
I was once a young man with squarely chopped locks. I was once an older man who sung about myself as a younger man. What's your bleeping provenance?

New spin on vinyl: Bundled MP3s - Mar. 2, 2009
Sometimes I think that the combination of bundled mp3s and the new Administration is enough to make 2009 one promising sunovabitch. Sometimes I stay out late and slippy-dip with the lads in the lanes.

Firedoglake » Things Rahm Left Out Of His Love Note To Himself
The Limits of a "3 Minute Rahm" in Obama's Kitchen Cabinet - The Washington Note
Are you an activist or an operator? Have you ever heard of the Tuxedo Killer, who would periodically require his victims to say "I love you" if they were to be afforded a merciful evisceration?

Very Few Small Business Owners Would Face Tax Increases Under President's Budget
I should start a distro operation that specializes in 7"s from 1990-1998, if only to honor this here lax tax.

NPA, "Let's Do It, like the Workers of Guadeloupe and Martinique!"
Once I heard a Castro-ite (?!?) from Dominica and an evangelical/black nationalist/Trot trade unionist from Guadeloupe debate whether I was an angel or just a "young man." This was next door to a barbed wire-d Club Med.
‘Socialism!’ Boo, Hiss, Repeat -
Socialism is the new socialism, kids. Take the good with the bad: an exotic political desire called 'socialism' lives on, even in mainstream US newspapers. But it does so in the shape of an unconvincing, Hollywood movie shark.

1 comment:

gabbagabbahey said...

that bundled mp3s article seems to be suggesting that the 'bundle' or 'hybrid package' commands a premium (as opposed to the free download you already get with vinyl from labels like Thrill Jockey, etc.).

I'm all for supporting small stores (well, sorta) but I don't think much of paying extra for a virtual copy that doesn't cost anything to keep in stock (the label hosts the download) and which I can get online in 5 mins anyway. it's more of a courtesy gesture than a real service, to my mind.