While you were trying to figure out what exactly the deals were with Tony Soprano and Chef, here’s what we were talking about:
- LaLa Love You You can’t swap digital musical files that you have legally purchased, nor can you swap digital musical files ripped from physical CDs that you have legally purchased. But you can swap physical CDs that you have legally purchased. For now.
- The New Music Model: DIY – Let’s all give a big amount of
applesauceapplause for Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah, and other bands are totally doing it their way.
- Press Room? I Said Rest Room! – A hard-hitting investigation into the need for a Press Room at SXSW. Never underestimate the importance of comfortable chairs.
- Radio Killed The Radio Star, Part One – A deep long look at a SXSW panel called “The Future of Radio,” and how the music industry and the government continue to find ways to make that future seem bleak, at best.
- Radio Killed The Radio Star, Part Two – Who needs radio, when we have become our own musical gatekeepers. And: Signs of life, but are those exceptions or precursors to a new way?
- TV Shows on DVD I’d Like To See – And why, sadly, we might never see any of them. As usual, rights issues (read: the need to squeeze every last penny from something) get in the way of consumer desires.
- Television Without Potty – Finally got to use that headline!! And for exactly the type of post I knew it would accompany: the FCC continuing to run roughshod over free speech.