Monthly Archives: March 2004

April a Pilgrim?

Because it brings Mayflowers. Haw haw haw. (Smacking sounds are heard)

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Downloading Is Good For You

New Scientist reports on a large-scale study of mp3 downloading versus CD sales: The most heavily downloaded songs showed no decrease in CD sales as a result of increasing downloads. In fact, albums that sold more than 600,000 copies during … Continue reading

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Jeepers Sweepers

If you saw Jeepers Creepers in either its original outing or its second coming, you’ll be familiar with the notion of the near-indestructible demon who ventures forth every 23 years to eat him up some nubile young thangs. I am … Continue reading

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Walk on Waiter

Speaking of waiters. Back when the East Village was still a cute idea and Avenue A was the eastern border of commerce in Manhattan – we’re talking 1998 here, more or less – my chefly friend Joe was one of … Continue reading

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Wrapped Up in Chains

If it weren’t for Rachelleb‘s recent entry on chain restaurants she likes or wants to try, I wouldn’t have known that P.F. Chang’s was a chain at all. We don’t have any here in the City, and of course you … Continue reading

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It’s A Wrap, Or All Things Must Pass

Austin, TX: 3/20/04 Saturday gets into fab gear with one of the architects of the 60′s, Andrew Loog Oldham. He’s a graying gent, now, and his memory is mostly kind except in a very few occasions (“Brian Jones: he was … Continue reading

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On a Wing and a Pepper

We’re back from beautiful balmy Austin, safe and sound and chilly and missing it already. You know you’re on a really small plane when this is what you hear from the pilot over the intercom when they reach the head … Continue reading

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In The Afternoon Of The Night

Austin, TX: 3/19/04 Friday started late, with Pat DiNizio on the day stage pushing yet another copy protection scheme, one that looks like one more challenge to bored crackers everywhere to spend an afternoon writing a little script to blow … Continue reading

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ECHO ON

While Pierre has been keeping you abreast of the doings and goings-on down here, I’ve been scribbling some bits and pieces in my secret identity as a mild-mannered correspondent for Music Dish Magazine. The first two instalments are up; for … Continue reading

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The Return Of The Prodigal Daughter

Austin, TX: 3/19/04 Austin “Favorite Daughter” Trish Murphy is back at South By Southwest after a few years of internal exile. The room at the Crowne Plaza’s 18th floor lounge is much smaller than La Zona Rosa’s the last time … Continue reading

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