Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

July 22nd, 2010 - 2:28 am § in True/Slant

Music Rights Now… or some other time

Another day, another e-mail from Universal Music Group Distribution CEO Jim Urie. Last time he urged people to write to Congress to support Music Rights Now, an organization that wants Congress to step in on music pirating. All well and good, except that their thinking is fairly backwards, and the o[...]

May 19th, 2010 - 2:51 am § in True/Slant

McLovin starts band that gets attention because McLovin is in it

All New York Magazine‘s Vulture blog needed was a short headline and YouTube video to get the point across: McLovin Is in a Band! Yep. McLovin is in a band. Stop the Internetz! Such news is of vital importance, especially when actor-musician Christopher Mintz-Plasse is referred to as the nickn[...]

April 16th, 2010 - 1:07 am § in True/Slant

My Record Store Day wish list

Dear jolly, rotund Record Store Day Man, Gosh, is it almost Record Store Day again? I’ve waited so long for this day to come! And I’ve been a really good music writer this year, Record Store Day Man. Honest I have. (Well, unless you ask brokeNCYDE.) I wrote my heart out about all the ban[...]

March 11th, 2010 - 2:28 pm § in True/Slant

All-ages and DIY shows in Chicago

I recently wrote a piece on all-ages shows and DIY venues in Chicago for Medill. The article went online Tuesday, and comes with a (brief) sister piece about the history of all-ages and DIY shows in America, a video and slideshow of a couple of venues and a handful of graphs and photos of these sho[...]

February 21st, 2010 - 5:52 pm § in True/Slant

The pickle defeats Nickelback

The answer has finally come for those who questioned how Facebook can be used as a tool for changing our society. According to Prefix Magazine, that day has come, as a pickle has surpassed Canadian bro-rock act Nickelback in Internet popularity: It’s been almost two weeks—a lifetime in Internet[...]

December 20th, 2009 - 12:57 pm § in True/Slant

Cop Brings Gun To A Snowball Fight

Most people would bring gloves, boots and their best winter coat to a snowball fight. One cop brought a gun. The Washington City Paper‘s City Desk blog has the down-low: According to an eyewitness, a D.C. Police detective (pictured above w/ gun) went nuts after kids pelted his Hummer with sno[...]

December 6th, 2009 - 3:52 pm § in True/Slant

When a correction becomes the Public Enemy

Usually, newspaper corrections tend to fly under the radar. They appear in the paper days after the initial article with the mistake in question was published. By that time, most readers have most likely forgotten about the mistake and/or article and have moved on. That’s not the case with Ake[...]

December 3rd, 2009 - 12:44 am § in True/Slant

I Can Haz The Bride?

People always talk about how technology impacts our society at such a rapid pace and look-at-all-the-terrible-things-that-are-happening-because-of-it, blah blah blah. I never thought an iPhone App would turn into Arnold Schwarzenegger a la Terminator. This is hardly on the same level of end-of-the-w[...]

November 30th, 2009 - 1:44 am § in True/Slant

Culture of Cute or Kitsch Kulture?

Vanity Fair‘s Jim Windolf recently wrote an odd-little feature on cuteness. “Addicted to Cute,” covers all your bases on the most important cute-related memes in our culture. But the most interesting part of the article, and its main thesis, seems a bit strange: Cootchie-coo behavi[...]

September 8th, 2009 - 2:41 am § in Band Profile

Band Profile: Snowing

I stumbled upon these guys from an article on, and I’m glad I did. Snowing is a quartet out of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and they seem deeply into the Pennsylvania emo thing. Which, these days seems to be a resurgence of the kind of cataclysmic catharsis that Cap’n Jazz a[...]

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