Articles Archive for April 2009

Marginalia »

April 30th, 2009 | Comments Off on OurBlook Interview | Category: Marginalia
OurBlook Interview

Sandra Ordonez from OurBlook, which is named after a portmanteau of “blog” and “book” and whose tagline is “Today’s Voices, Tomorrow’s Solutions,” asked me a few questions about citizen journalism and whether or not it could save newspapers.

Essays »

April 28th, 2009 | One Comment | Category: Essays
The Tweet Finds Its Own Use for Things

In his book Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything (Pantheon, 1999) James Gleick described the need for natural pause. Email allows one to heatedly and immediately respond to an off-handed message, where even FedEx gives one a day to cool off, to think it over, to sleep on it.

Announcements, Book Stuff »

April 23rd, 2009 | 2 Comments | Category: Announcements, Book Stuff
<i>Follow for Now</i> now available at MonkeyWrench

For my local friends who don’t already have it, my interview anthology, Follow for Now: Interviews with Friends and Heroes (Well-Red Bear, 2007), is now available at Austin’s own MonkeyWrench Books.

Interviews »

April 18th, 2009 | 2 Comments | Category: Interviews
Roundtable Question, April 2009

With the slow demise of the compact disc, the music industry’s last physical organizing principle, I thought it appropriate to ask some people inside and on the margins of that industry how the CD’s death was affecting their conception of recorded music. In ironic honor of Record Store Day, this month’s roundtable question is How has the decline of the compact disc affected the way you approach the idea of recording music? I asked producers, musicians, emcees, DJs, and label folks.