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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. […]

The Cutting Room Floor

There was one detail that I omitted from my story on Allen Toussaint in the current issue. In the piece, he talks about how much he works, but the thought […]

For the Love of Pete

  When Pete Seeger performed at Jazz Fest, much of the pre and post-appearance ink had to do with Seeger the live performer and Seeger the activist; little of it […]

Time for a New PR Firm?

  [Updated May 26] I just received this hype for Better Than Ezra’s CD-release party for Paper Empire at the House of Blues Friday night: Better Than Ezra Along with […]

State of the Culture Response

  There’s little to specifically address in Mayfield’s speech because it’s pretty hazy as a document. The general principle that the people and culture need to be at the center […]

State of the Culture

  Last Thursday, Irvin Mayfield delivered what was referred to as a State of the Culture speech to City Council. Here’s the text of his speech, but for those who […]