Music-related links and other stuff that caught my eye this week:
The trouble with easy listening - latimes.com. "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 Krackleâ€™s E For Everyone is Geek Rock Perfection | GeekDad | Wired.com. 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.)