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In The Copyright Jungle

It’s easy to get distracted while writing a book – usually by tangential subjects that suggest research, discovery and incorporation into the book at hand, until common sense prevails and...
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R.E.M. In 1980: Footage Surfaces, Questions Remain

Of all the items on offer at the R.E.M. In Perspective event, hosted by the Athens Historical Society on October 21, it was the previously unseen 1980 film footage that...
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Do Go Back To Athens

Every time I visit Athens, Georgia, I lament that it’s been too long since my last visit. There is something incredibly special about the place, something that extends beyond its...
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Rollins with the Ruts

Paul Fox of the Ruts passed away last week from cancer. His death was not unexpected and, back in July, before the illness completely incapacitated him, he was able to...
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We’re All Going To Die (but not before we download the new Radiohead album)

I was stuck for six miserable hours at Atlanta International Airport yesterday. What to do but break with habit, buy the latest Rolling Stone, and trace a theme between the...
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Free Blood on the Manhattan-Brooklyn divide

“In New York you [used to have] two kinds of parties,” former !!! percussionist/vocalist John Pugh told Pitchforkmedia last week, “a Manhattan party and a Brooklyn party. “A Manhattan party...
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Yes, I still listen to Electronic Music

As evidenced by the lack of new music reviews on the front page of late, I’ve been spending (too much of?) my time immersed in older music for the book...
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Save Net Radio (still)

True to my form, I wrote a big piece three months back about the very serious and impending threat to Internet radio and then failed to publish a follow-up. The...
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