Monthly Archives: May 2008

Dandelion

Cory Doctorow has thought more about alternative distribution strategies than just about just about anyone else. His medium is the written word, but the fundamentals are the same. Think like a dandelion, he says. The crux of his point is that mammals expend a great deal of energy to foster each and every offspring to […]

Subscribe To The Dandy Warhols

The Dandy Warhols have decided to get all creative with the music distribution for their new album, Earth To The Dandy Warhols. It’s a subscription model. $35 a year lets you: * download the new album today (pre-release) * download b-sides, etc. as they are released * get CD/poster when it comes out * get […]

Jonathan Coulton At The House Of Blues

Despite my issues for general admission shows, and the Hollywood House Of Blues in particular, I attended the Jonathan Coulton show Sunday night. Best part: chairs. They had 300 folding chairs set up, a House Of Blues first for me. It was actually quite pleasant being able to sit in a chair while watching the […]

Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg died on Monday at the age of 82. Probably best known to most for his non-traditional “combines” artwork and his design of the cover for the Talking Heads album Speaking In Tongues, Robert Rauschenberg was to me, along with John Cage, the epitome of an Experimental artist. The child’s joke goes something like […]

Thingamagoop

Hi! My name is Buñuel. I’m a synthesizer. I come from Bleep Labs. *** Buñuel is a little difficult to “play”, lacking traditional controls. He has a volume control on the side, a pitch switch that lets you select between two pitch ranges, a LFO switch that lets you turn on or off a low […]