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Jon Sobel

Jon Sobel is a Publisher and Executive Editor of Blogcritics as well as lead editor of the Culture & Society section. As a writer he contributes most often to Culture, where he reviews NYC theater; he also covers interesting music releases.Through Oren Hope Marketing and Copywriting at http://www.orenhope.com/ you can hire him to write or edit whatever marketing or journalistic materials your heart desires.Jon also writes the blog Park Odyssey at http://parkodyssey.blogspot.com/ where he visits every park in New York City. And by night he's a part-time working musician: lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for Whisperado, a member of other bands as well, and a sideman.

INDIE ROUND-UP for May 19 2005

=== Damon Aaron: Ballast Throwing hip-hop lovebeats into acoustic, folky music is a hip (pun intended) thing to do these days. Damon Aaron is good at it. Fans of Elliot Smith or Nick Drake might well like Aaron’s new CD, which also has a hint of Elvis Costello’s torchy mode …

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Baby of Bataan

Escaping difficult family circumstances, Joseph Quitman Johnson enlisted in the US army at the age of fourteen and was stationed with the 31st Infantry in the Philippines in April 1941. After Pearl Harbor, his coming-of-age adventure turned into a nightmare of combat and suffering. Johnson survived shelling and hand-to-hand combat, …

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Court Takes Down FCC Broadcast Flag

The US Appeals Court for the DC Circuit has vacated the FCC’s digital TV Broadcast Flag regulation. The court ruled that Congress never gave the Federal Communications Commission the authority to regulate consumer electronics devices with respect to what they do after a transmission has been received, which is what …

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Kingdom of Heaven

A historical drama with an epic sweep, full of the sound and fury and gore of battle, Kingdom of Heaven is a somewhat formulaic but very entertaining tale of the Crusader wars. Directed by Ridley Scott from a tight script by William Monahan, the majestically shot film centers on Balian, …

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INDIE ROUND-UP for May 5 2005

It’s only natural that a male-dominated music industry should use its promotional juggernaut to turn attractive female singers into icons. What’s more interesting is when it tries to reverse the process and turn icons and other cute things into singers. Lil Jon, who is collaborating with the much-less-stupid-than-she-looks Paris Hilton …

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Here’s Your Global Warming

The Earth is warming, and human activity is probably contributing to it. Even if this warming turns out to be short-term on a geophysical scale, it will have huge effects on health, and culture and economies worldwide. Unfortunately, many intelligent people, some with political agendas and some merely wrong-headed, argue …

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INDIE ROUND-UP for April 21 2005

This week we discover an upper-case sound from some lower-case letters, a keyboard player with a terrible secret, and a country-rock gem. INDIE ROUND-UP for April 21 2005 === CD: sundayrunners, self-titled Shimmery pop with a hard edge never seems to go out of style, maybe because it satisfies both …

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