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Amazon Changes Download Policies: DRM Creep or Privacy Nightmare?

Yes, the title is a bit overblown, but I figure that’s how the guys at Gawker make the big bucks. So… I bought two MP3s today, maybe a half an hour apart. I usually buy music from Amazon, a loyalty … Continue reading

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Amazon Changes Download Policies: DRM Creep or Privacy Nightmare?

Yes, the title is a bit overblown, but I figure that’s how the guys at Gawker make the big bucks. So… I bought two MP3s today, maybe a half an hour apart. I usually buy music from Amazon, a loyalty … Continue reading

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La Guardia Reads the Sunday Funnies

Tomorrow marks the birthday of Fiorello La Guardia, 99th mayor of New York City. In the opening monologue of his 1958 play Comic Strip, George Panetta turns almost immediately to one of the most powerful cultural memories of New York … Continue reading

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La Guardia Reads the Sunday Funnies

Tomorrow marks the birthday of Fiorello La Guardia, 99th mayor of New York City. In the opening monologue of his 1958 play Comic Strip, George Panetta turns almost immediately to one of the most powerful cultural memories of New York … Continue reading

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This Just In: Warner Music Group Lacks Sense of Irony, Common Sense

Ever since Warner Music Group pitched a hissy fit over copyright infringement on Youtube, finally reaching “a new and expanded agreement” with Youtube’s parent company, Google, it has been by far the most aggressive about protecting copyright claims on that … Continue reading

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Ska, Wikipedia, and Memory

Back in high school, in the mid-nineties, I had a real fascination with ska. The third wave of ska had hit the Midwest hard around 1994, which coincided nicely with my friends starting to have cars. My friend Max and … Continue reading

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Ska, Wikipedia, and Memory

Back in high school, in the mid-nineties, I had a real fascination with ska. The third wave of ska had hit the Midwest hard around 1994, which coincided nicely with my friends starting to have cars. My friend Max and … Continue reading

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(Semi-)Weekly Ukulele Post

I love ukulele orchestras. The sound of a single uke can be sublimely beautiful or twee and plinking, it’s much more versatile than people give it credit for being. (It seems that Jake Shimabukuro’s helping to change that somewhat, although … Continue reading

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Maps

"Maps………..Wait.They don’t love you like I love you." –"Maps," by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The song never really made sense to me, but it’s incredibly catchy. I don’t have anything particularly insightful to say about this week’s readings.  They were … Continue reading

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Maps

"Maps………..Wait.They don’t love you like I love you." –"Maps," by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The song never really made sense to me, but it’s incredibly catchy. I don’t have anything particularly insightful to say about this week’s readings.  They were … Continue reading

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