Tek Jansen to The Rescue Edition
Today’s links of interest:
- MSN MUSIC – CONSUMER GUIDE
Robert Christgau’s Consumer Guide has relocated to MSN. And answers my questions about what grades he would give this years releases by Bob Dylan, The Hold Steady & Yo La Tengo.
- XM and Sirius could both lose the satellite radio wars
There are a lot of people waiting patiently for a merger or a takeover, so that they can have MLB, NFL, Howard Stern, Bob Dylan, et. al. in a single package.
- iTunes sales ‘collapsing’
Analysts believe that DRM restrictions may be part of the reason. Turns out consumers still prefer the freedom afforded by physical CDs.
- Authorize your iTunes library on more than 5 computers
We’ve personally never had the need to authorize more than 5 computers, but it’s nice to know there’s a relatively easy workaround if the need ever arises.
- Nicole Richie arrested for DUI in LA
She’s still emulating Paris, we see.
- Windows Vista will create 100,000 new jobs, says Microsoft
Unfortunately, 99,996 of those jobs will be solving the problems caused by the upgrade to Windows Vista.
- The Japanese Wii Safety Manual
This whole story about an epidemic of WII injuries is starting to make more sense after reviewing the Japanese version of the safety manual. Apparently a lot got lost in the translation.
- Twins for Costello and Krall
One for the Rock and one for the Jazz.
- Snipes Surrenders to Feds, Pleads Not Guilty
All things considered, he’d probably prefer to be fighting real-life vampires than the I.R.S.
- A harmonious balance: Vince Guaraldi’s score for "A Charlie Brown Christmas"
How a jazz guy made the world’s favorite Christmas music. Are there any moments in any music ever as anticipated as the stop-time part in "Linus and Lucy?"