Monday , October 16 2017
Home / 2002 / September

Monthly Archives: September 2002

O-Dub Says Barbershop Gospel

Oliver Willis writes on Barbershop, Jesse and Al in the American Times: They were once noble-minded foot soldiers in Martin Luther King’s struggle for civil rights. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, both sharp-tongued orators who rally the black community against the forces of injustice. But once the fight for civil …

Read More »

Antichrist Launches New Music Site

From Clear Channel: Clear Channel Worldwide (NYSE:CCU – News) today launched the Clear Channel NEW Music Network, which will utilize the synergy of the company’s Radio, TV, Outdoor and Entertainment divisions to help promising artists bring an unprecedented amount of new music to new audiences. The NEW Music Network will …

Read More »

L.A.’s Wireless Future

L.A. Weekly looks at a future full of info to go: OF COURSE ANGELENOS UNDERSTAND mobile culture. We practically invented it. Our city evolved around an earlier era’s breakthrough personal mobile technology — the car — and we were arguably the first and most conspicuous U.S. adopters of cell-phone culture. …

Read More »

Bertelsmann Disputes Zomba’s Asking Price

The Hollywood Reporter says Bertelsmann disputing Zomba’s reputed worth: German media giant Bertelsmann wants to pay as much as $600 million less than expected to take over Clive Calder’s Zomba Music Group, sources near the company said Thursday, confirming German media reports. Bertelsmann reportedly sees Calder’s $3 billion price tag …

Read More »

Ooh, Bad Karma for Morpheus, Kazaa and LimeWire

The NY Times says Morpheus, Kazaa and LimeWire are snagging unearned commissions: Some popular online services are using a new kind of software to divert sales commissions that would otherwise be paid to small online merchants by big sites like Amazon and eToys. Critics call the software parasite-ware and stealware. …

Read More »

Dork #10

The covers of Evan Dorkin’s Dork #10 (Slave Labor Graphics) pretty much encapsulate this pitch dark humor comic: the front shows an isolated comic book shop in flames and attacked by a mob; the back has a childishly rendered cartoon cat, brandishing a knife and telling us, “We all die …

Read More »

Webcasters Spared?

Well, extended anyway: The House of Representatives could vote next week to delay royalty payments for Internet radio broadcasts, giving a new lease on life to beleaguered “Webcasters” who say they would otherwise be forced offline. House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner introduced a bill late Thursday that would push …

Read More »

Barry White Suffers Kidney Failure

Best of luck, big guy: Veteran soul singer Barry White is undergoing dialysis after suffering kidney failure, his record company has said. The crooner, known for his deep, smooth voice, has suffered years of high blood pressure and is now hoping to get a kidney transplant. His family requested that …

Read More »

CEO of Consumer Electronic Association On “Copyspeak”

Gary Shapiro says the entertainment industry is full of it: The pervasive theme of copyspeak is that downloading from the Internet is both illegal and immoral. It is neither. No doubt this era’s rapid shift to digital technology is changing the rules of the game–there is little doubt that some …

Read More »

More Random Clustering on the Net

A mixtape exchange – Jim Schwab, are you listening? It’s like the Mickey Mouse Club, only no Britney. And no one calls you a mouseketeer unless you want them to. Here’s the deal: Every month I make a mix CD. If you want a copy, just send me a mix …

Read More »