Jon Sobel is Co-Executive Editor of Blogcritics and lead editor of the Culture section. As a writer he contributes most often to Culture, where he reviews NYC theater; he also covers interesting music releases and writes a semi-regular review round-up of independent albums. By night he's a working musician: lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for Whisperado, a founding member of the Kings County Blues Band, and a sideman, and for six years he ran Cornelia Street Cafe's "Soul of the Blues" concert series. He writes the blog Park Odyssey, where he is visiting and blogging every park in New York City—over a thousand of them. Through Oren Hope Marketing and Copywriting you can hire him to write or edit whatever marketing or journalistic materials your heart desires.
Now, however, Magnatune customers can legally distribute up to three copies of uncompressed music.
Most of the music is terrible, which is encouraging.
The Jason Sinay Band falls into the trap that has snagged so many "musicians' musicians" in the past.
Superb vocals, musical variety, fine musicianship and, not least, a delighful sense of play make this debut a winner.
It's time for us Liberals to get out of the habit of ignoring or apologizing for Michael Moore.
The maestro is playing an instrument with only two octaves and four humble strings.
Danny Barnes's quintessentially American music is quirky, sincere, modern and rooted all at the same time.
Susan Wood, director of the FDA's Office of Women's Health, has submitted her resignation in protest over what appears to be another instance of the Bush Administration overruling the opinions of its own scientists.