Monday, March 02, 2009

Steal This Book

Artwork by David Foster Wallace's wife, Karen Green

Friday, January 30, 2009

Springsteen on Wal Mart: It was a mistake

Partial quote:

"But Mr. Springsteen said the decision was made too hastily. “We were in the middle of doing a lot of things, it kind of came down and, really, we didn’t vet it the way we usually do,” he said. “We just dropped the ball on it.” Instead of offering the exclusive collection to Wal-Mart, “given its labor history, it was something that if we’d thought about it a little longer, we’d have done something different.” He added, “It was a mistake. Our batting average is usually very good, but we missed that one. Fans will call you on that stuff, as it should be.” "

My cynical side says, yeah, sure, it's still for sale, and given that it usually takes 2 years of editing before an album comes out, disingenuous, or worse, calculated... but my Obama side says, oh look, he's human, could have been worse, could have been a McCain supporter.

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Last Carnival

Fan video. Wonderful tribute to Danny.