Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Never Meta Girl Like You Before 

Brooklyn Vegan—who gave Hoboken Rock City this lovely plug a few days back—offers this podcast "disclaimer" which is so good it must be quoted, spread, repeated, and shouted from your local rooftop:

You DO NOT need an Apple iPod to listen to a "podcast." You do not need to be a techno geek to listen to a "podcast." The poorly chosen term, "podcast," is nothing more than a large MP3. Download away.

To anyone wondering how to listen to my show, I hope this erases any last vestiges of confusion. It's a mix show in MP3 form. That's it. Enda story. Like my high school trigonometry teacher said about the Pythagorean Theorem, "You carve that on your leg."

For some meta-fun, check out The Vegan's review of a panel discussion on music blogs held last night at Columbia—the university, not the record label or the District (which I hear sleeps alone tonight, wocka wocka).

My former Yeah Yeah Yeah magazine and Rutgers colleague Brandon Stosuy interviews Gustav Estes a.k.a. Dungen in Pitchfork this week. Fascinating; I honestly had no idea Gustav was so angry when he recorded the album.

As someone who's written a few hundred promo emails for my own DJ gigs, I know a great one when I see one. Julia Factorial's latest, posted by Sara Sherr, is truly inspired, even if I think it should say "music from the autumn [not the summer] of the hanging chad." Regardless, that's one of my favorite genres.

Julia spins the !Radio On! party tonight and every Wednesday at The 700 Club in Philadelphia, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. She's also on WPRB, 103.3 FM in Princeton, N.J., on Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m. I've never heard her spin, but all signs point to her having exquisite taste.

Fimoculous notes that David Duchovny has a blog. I'm neither a fan nor a hater; in fact, I can't remember seeing him in anything. I watched one and a half episodes of The X-Files—which is exactly one more episode than I ever watched of Star Trek, incidentally. But maybe someone can clue in Mulder (or is it Scully?) on the existence of this new, cutting-edge literary technology called the paragraph.

In other news, I'm proud to announce that soon this website will be covered by a Creative Commons license. As soon as I have time to set it up. Which should be, you know, sometime in late 2009.

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