Scott Andrew


This is an archived blog post that was posted on April 5, 2010.

Weekend reading II

Music-related links and other stuff that caught my eye this week:

The trouble with easy listening - "There' no question that technology has made music cheaper and more accessible. But I wonder if it hasn't been made less sacred." I can relate. Almost all of my listening is done with earbuds while staring at a glowing LCD rectangle, and I miss being able to pour over liner notes.

Kirby Krackle’s E For Everyone is Geek Rock Perfection | GeekDad | Thumbs-up review of the new Kirby Krackle album in Wired. (I sub on bass with this band).

Mixr | iPad DJ App. The iPad is gonna change a lot of things. I can't wait to stream a concert from my bedroom studio to your iPad. Somehow!

The Collapse of Complex Business Models - Clay Shirky. The article is mostly about television, but the big-time music business suffers from the same problem: revenues from digital music may be trending up, but it's not enough to support their complex/expensive business systems. (My overhead is a website, Paypal fees and a few stamps.)

Sci-Fi Songs: "Blue Lego (Steve Jobs Hates Flash)." LOL.