Wednesday, July 22, 2009

We Are the Industry

Is this the idea that will save the music industry?? It seems interesting, but, as the article states, it will only work for a certain kind of band, one with an "entrepreneurial energy." However, it does give artists a greater stake in and more control over their product, which is a great thing. With the old major label system failing, though, it's cool to see what people are coming up with.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Onion Never Ceases to Amaze Me

I found this thanks to Andrew Sullivan's The Daily Dish.

Potholes to the Rescue?

This is an interesting opinion about public services and what they could mean for our way of life, courtesy of Matthew Yglesias. Highlight:

" could really go nuts with this stuff. Smaller buses could run more frequently. Libraries could stay open longer. Playgrounds could be better-maintained. Not as 'stimulus' but as a permanent decision to say 'hey, we’re a rich country, we should provide public services at a reasonable level.'"

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Just Some Cool Stuff to Share With You Guys

First: A view from the international space stations of a volcano erupting.

Next: The Man Wall courtesy of one of my new favorite sites, Uncrate. Yes, it's everything you thought it would be.