Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Bookmarks: Some other things to read online

The Wire interviews Scott Walker, in which Scott explains how he writes lyrics: Like for instance, the songs 'Buzzers'. I started writing it during the Milosevic thing that was going on, and I left it or a while. But then I came across this little news thing in the paper or a magazine, which eventually the newsreader reads out, but it was actually a news clip - and then I started thinking about the horse, the evolution of the horse, and brought that element into it.

Fluxblog watched the MTV VMAs and live-blogged: Beyonce is accosted by fashion police in riot gear who are apparently busting her for breaking a New York state law prohibiting back up dancers from wearing trenchcoats while cage dancing.

X-Press sits Neko Case down and asks her stuff: "Lazy media are responsible for that [The term alt-country]. I never wanted it in the first place, I don't know where I got labeled with that term. All of us are mystified about where it came from and why it exists. It's like calling Michael Jackson the king of pop - who the fuck thought of that?" (Michael Jackson, we suspect.)

The Guardian's Culture Vulture experiences music festivals, Malawian-style: Malawi reggae star Lucius Banda is unable to fulfil his Saturday night headlining slot. Having recently become an MP, Banda's high school diploma (a requirement of the position) has been discovered to be a forgery and the singer was given a 20-month jail sentence just days before the start of the festival

Chromewaves discovers what happens when you transplant a British Festival to Canada. You get the rain: It should be noted that the day got started late on account of being unable to set up the stage in the morning rain, so the mainstage was running fifteen minutes to half an hour behind schedule from the get-go.

Valleywag rummage around in the business of MySpace, from it's spammy launch to that Murdoch takeover: Various other corporate dramas have ensued, including the sale of Intermix Media (formerly eUniverse, and the umbrella company to MySpace) to Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation in a deal that has been described as a cash-out merger as a result of an unfair process and at an unfair price. Somewhat justifying suspicions, Viacom (the company that owns MTV) went on the record stating, "It's fair to say that we had an opportunity to participate in the process [of purchasing MySpace]. We looked closely at MySpace, but didn't fit our financial filters."

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