Archive | June, 2006

The Daily Loper – June 30, 2006

Today’s links of interest:

That’s What I Like: The Residents

The Residents Very few bands survive 35 years in the music business without undergoing major changes. Guitarists drown, drummers spontaneously combust, and singers generally get old and cranky. There’s no telling what might happen once rock stars get to be a certain age. Fortunately, the Residents aren’t most aging rockers.

As bands go, the Residents haven’t changed much over the years. True, one of them lost an eye back in the mid-80s, but other than that they look about the same as they did when they released Meet the Residents back in 1974.


Video iPod Delay May Be a Bad Thing After All

A while back, when the first reports of the delay for the “true Video” iPod surfaced, I argued that it might not be such a bad thing for Apple if there were a few months between new iPods.

It seemed to me that there was a possibility of market fatigue with all of the iPods already out there, as well as a bit of a backlash by consumers who discovered that the 60GB iPod that they had just purchased to watch episodes of Battlestar Galactica on a cross-country flight wasn’t the “true” video iPod.

However, there are fresh reports of even longer delays, and we may look back at these delays as the tipping point where the iPod stopped being the center of the universe and started being just another cool gadget.


The Daily Loper – June 29, 2006

Today’s links of interest:

Tom, Thanks For Not Suing The Chili Peppers!!

An Open Letter To Tom Petty,

Tom, you still don’t know me, but earlier this month I asked you to not sue the Red Hot Chili Peppers for their purported plagarism of your song “Mary Jane’s Last Dance.”

And once again, you’ve provided another example of your ongoing menschdom (menschiosity? menschitude?) by telling Rolling Stone that suing is the furthest thing from your mind: