Monday, October 30, 2006

Monday, October 23, 2006

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

One of my daily must-reads, Peter Himler shines a light on "the subtle role public relations plays in politics, culture, media, business and sports." Check it out here.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Radioslave- My Bleep

I didn't really understand the full impact of this track until I saw Michael Mayer drop it at the New Yorker festival on Friday. Digital ghost ballad like whoa.

Lawrence- Along the Wire (Troy Pierce Black Boots Remix)

4 mins in is the moment for me on this one. Troy Pierce's nuanced production and Lawrence's brooding tones come together beautifully.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Jan Jelinek- Tendency
"With crises brewing in Iran, Iraq, and North Korea, no one has had time to notice the recent escalation of the political dispute between Russia and Georgia, or to ponder the political consequences of Europe's increasing reliance on Russian gas, or to worry much about minor matters like the deterioration of press freedom in Russia. Critics of Anna Politkovskaya's writings complained, on occasion, that her gloom could be overbearing: She was one of those journalists who saw harbingers of catastrophe in every story. Still, it is hard for me not to write about her murder in exactly the same pessimistic and foreboding tone that she herself would have used. It is so much like one of the stories she would have written herself."

Anne Applebaum on Anna Politkovskaya in Slate.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Monday, October 02, 2006

A good interview with Ewan Pearson over at the Fader blog.