The Truth Squad: separating the facts from rhetoric (Louisville Courier-Journal, September 6, 2008) … Takes some of the statements made at the Republican National Convention and finds the truth behind them, or what isn’t the truth. We all need to be examining what politicians say for truth. (I don’t know if there was a similar article following the Democratic National Convention.)
I’ve seen this in a couple of different places now: Classical to Rap: Music lovers have much more in common than you would think (The Independent, September 5, 2008) … Y’know, Dave and I have been known to come back from a Shostakovich concert at the DSO and then turn on MTV2’s Headbangers Ball. Turns out that personality traits of classical music fans and metalheads are supposedly similar. Now we understand….
Meet the Music Video 2.0 (Yahoo/AP, August 26, 2008) … The music video is dead, long live the music video. New auteurs are using minimalist techniques and equipment, taking music video back to basics. Includes links to some innovative music video makers such as http://takeawayshows.com (they shot R.E.M.) and http://blackcabsessions.com (all shot in the back of a London cab; they filmed Death Cab for Cutie, of course). Of course you can see a lot of this sort of thing already on YouTube.
There. I wanted to add more, but three’s a nice round number.