Today’s links of interest:
- The gospel according to Buffy?
Still not as cool as The Church of John Coltrane, but that’s in part because the music isn’t as good.
- Living it up
Apparently, the British are rejecting the Internet and going for live art. As in living and breathing.
- No Longer the Loneliest Number
Apparently, getting to the top of the Billboard charts is the easy part. Staying? Forget about it.
- NBC joining free online episode parade
What? You thought they’d sit this one out. They even have their own player…NBC 24/7 (that’s the player name, not the slogan, though, presumably, it would be a good slogan candidate).
- Commercials Find New Life on Web
Finally, the world may see the long-awaited "All Commercials, All The Time" enterprise. Here’s hoping the Taster’s Choice series makes a dramatic comeback.
- Moonves: Nets ‘still the best game in town’
Leslie Moonves isn’t scared of the big ole Internet. No way.
- Radio’s Dr. Laura: Average American Female Is a ‘Slut’ (Page Six)
At what point do the the people who love her step in and suggest a nice long "vacation"?
- Surfing the Internet for Spoken Words
Thinking this article is about searching for podcasts like you search for any other online material…except the audio must be made into a search-friendly format. Ah, see, there’s always a trick.
- AOL says new strategy is working
Of course, they pretty much always said that their old strategy was working, too.
- ViewSonic debuts iPod LCD monitor
Or, of course, if portability isn’t your goal, you could just play your music through iTunes.
- Music Chief Rails at Websites
Because — in a day and age where radio stations are tightly formatted — exposing millions of people to your artists is somehow bad for business. So by all means, let’s make sure we do everything we can to hobble those outlets. Cazart! Have they all go
- AOL and ?Survivor? Producer Introduce Online Game
Anyone else remember when Mark Burnett’s "Gold Rush" was considered a risky, innovative online move? Six — seven, eight? — months later, they’re finally debuting it.