Scare Your Son and Scare Your Daughter Edition
Todays links of interest:
- Arcade Fire’s second Greek show a huge improvement over first
While Win Butler running up the stairs at the Greek was cool, it wasn’t quite David Byrne doing laps around the US Festival stage at the end of "Life During Wartime" a quarter-century ago. However, you really can’t go wrong when the last two songs of a set are "Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)" and "Rebellion (Lies)" — the latter of which is the best anti-sleeping song ever.
- David Hyde Pierce is officially out
This just in: "Frasier" reruns are going to be banned in Poland.
- Springfield, Minn., to Simpsons: Drop dead
While we don’t necessarily disapprove of one of the Springfields not wanting to become part of the marketing juggernaut that is going to surround "The Simpsons Movie," we do note that they could do it with a little bit more, uh, humor. And also, no doubt Mayor Quinby would describe his Springfield in exactly the same terms.
- Web distributor gives ‘lost’ CDs a 2d life, on demand
If at first you don’t succeed, well, it may because you didn’t get a fighting chance. More long tail distribution for products.
- Gates and Jobs make nice
Well, what were people expecting, Batman vs. Superman at the end of "The Dark Knight Returns?" After all of this time, I think that these guys realize that they’ve always needed the other one around.
- Deprived of TV and Out on the Net
As we often say around here, search matters.
- Top spammer arrested, feds say
Hooray! Now to catch the gazillion other idiots out there.
- Apple bringing YouTube to Apple TV
This could go a long way towards reversing Apple TV’s current "dud" status. We can only hope that TiVo will follow suit.