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He Means it, Man

  Typically, I’m suspicious of the humorless and literal. More often that not, the combination leads to well-meant but obvious art. In the liner notes to Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs, […]

Planning for Your Future

While a season of So You Think You Can Dance? is underway, the judges are spending their weekends traveling to audition sites so the show can be start again in […]

Option 1: Build Levees

At HuffingtonPost.com, Harry Shearer’s latest blog post highlights a new strategy for dealing with the construction and design errors that led to Katrina’s flooding: WWL-TV, a television station that actually […]

Signs of the Times

New Orleans got love from the New York Times in the last few days. In Jon Pareles’ Bonnaroo wrap-up, Allen Toussaint was singled out for his version of “Whole Lotta […]

I’m the Wrong Person to Send this To

Normally, I’m slow to get interested in the variety of bills trying to make it through the Louisiana legislature, and I don’t get riled by ones that would seem to […]

Not Getting It 101

After a weekend of Twitter reports from Tehran reporting on the uprising in Iran while the government tried to shut down media and Web sites, CNN’s morning show wrapped with […]

Back to Banksy

A few of the works of British artist Banksy remain on display here – the real Bart Simpson, the Gray Ghost vs. a Stick Figure and the girl dealing with […]

Today’s Music Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Anti- Records launches the label’s first podcast at the iTunes store and Anti-‘s blog. While many labels use such podcasts to introduce new music – retro soul label Truth […]

A Town witout Music

Im on vacation in Las Vegas, a town without music. Music as art, anyway. In a sense, its everywhere , but its canned music as wallpaper, or shows where personality […]

Sam Butera Off the Record

  It was sad yesterday to hear of Sam Butera’s death, and sadder to do so in Las Vegas (where I’m on vacation) and not have anyone talking about it. […]