Publisher goes head to head with Amazon →
This is going to get ugly. Publisher wants move to an Agency sales model. Amazon says no and says it will pull digital and physical books from their stores. Wow!
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-1-24) →
The Magnetic Fields (47) Glee Cast (27) Andrew Bird (26) Spoon (13) Squeeze (12) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-1-17) →
The Magnetic Fields (30) The Waterboys (13) She Keeps Bees (11) Red House Painters (6) Magnolia Electric Co (5) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
I think records were just a little bubble through time and those who made a...– Brian Eno in the Guardian on Sunday, 17th Jan
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-1-10) →
The New Pornographers (56) She Keeps Bees (24) Wu-Tang Clan (16) Ted Leo and The Pharmacists (14) Death Cab for Cutie (14) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
The real act of discovery consists not in finding new lands but in seeing with...– Marcel Proust
Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty...– Vaclav Havel, Disturbing the Peace (1986)
Stuff I Liked in 2009
best albums (in no order) - 1 The Low Anthem - Oh My God, Charlie Darwin - 2 Dead Weather - Horehound - 3 White Rabbits - It’s Frightening - 4 Neko Case - Middle Cyclone - 5 She Keeps Bees - Nest - 6 Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions - Bavarian Fruit Bread - 7 The Big Pink - A Brief History of Love - 8 Andrew Bird - Noble Beast - 9 Moz Def - The Ecstatic - 10 Band of Skulls -...
And what of the financial prospects for musicians and recording artists in the...– DJ Shadow checks in with a rant-y post about the state of the music biz…and some his fans let him have it. Read the comments.
One user interface per company! →
This is a super interesting idea. Sony is doing the samething with the PS3’s crossmedia bar. For Apple it will be iTunes, I guess.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-1-3) →
Gretchen Wilson (99) Spoon (43) The Beatles (33) Otis Redding (27) The Jam (23) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
word of the decade
Impermanence (Pāli: अनिच्चा anicca; Sanskrit: अनित्य anitya; Tibetan: མི་རྟག་པ་ mi rtag pa; Chinese: 無常 wúcháng; Japanese: 無常 mujō; Thai: อนิจจัง anitchang, from Pali “aniccaŋ”)