Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Oh Wednesday. So far from the weekend past and the weekend to come. What's a poor arts and culture blogger to do?

Check out my latest reviews to show up on Indie Music Stop- Chip Raman's Edge of a Song and local heroes Remora Deign's Catharsis.

The Caldecott and Newbery award winners have been announced.

17 Sensational, Free and Downloadable Graphic Novels

A Musician's Guide to the Pre-Concert Warm-Up

Just when I had my inner cracker crushed, it hit: Truck Lust.

If you'd like your music featured on Second Stage (or on All Songs Considered), send your CD - it can be a homemade or professional studio recording. Please do not email any attached audio files.

Amazon has a track from one of my current favorite (non-local) albums, Sharon Jones, 100 Days, 100 Nights, available for free download.

So, a couple of years ago, I got a silk screening kit as a present, but never really broke it out. Now that I have, I thought I'd share the instructions I found helpful:

NPR offers a free and legal download of a perfomance from the band that I couldn't quit listening to over Xmas break, Vampire Weekend (although you will have to put up with the single most annoying DJ I've heard in years).

It's not released until next week, but you can stream Brighter Than Creation's Dark by the Drive-By Truckers at Rhapsody.

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