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sxsw digest no 2…

so I was at the keynote interview yesterday with young and jonathan demme, which was ok, but I have to make a confession: I have major issues with the big boomer dinosaurs of song. I guess it’s mainly because I think they never accepted the teaching responsibility that naturally belongs to leading artists. teaching is a necessity for artists who work in less financially remunerative forms, and I say that’s a good thing. it’s good for the artists and the students/future artists, and it’s good for the art. it creates a scene, community, etc (however insular and backstabbing it might be).


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Austin, TX Day 1

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My first visit to Austin, TX, got off with a great start. Had a great lunch with Michael Point at Threadgills, one of the town’s longest standing restaurant and music joints. It was founded by Kenneth Threadgill, the first man to put Janis Joplin on stage (playing fiddle in a folk band).


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Meetup in Austin on Tuesday

When: Tuesday, March 14th, 2006 6:30pm Where: Spider House Coffee Bar, 2908 Fruth Street (512) 480 9562 Come by for some food, drink and musical conversation. Have a CD? Bring…
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Portland, Day 2

Another great day in Portland. Woke up buzzing from last night’s open mic.
First stop, breakfast with Ezra Ace Careaff, local music editor for the Portland Mercury and owner of indie label Slowdance (home of the Velvet Teen). I continue to be inspired by the entrepreneurs who have started these labels. 50/50 joint ventures. It’s the future model for indie music.


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Pandora Sidebars for Your Blog

Tonight we’re rolling out a really easy way to integrate your Pandora stations and favorite songs into your website or blog. For an example of what this looks like click…
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Coming back to Washington DC

It looks like I’m going to be heading back to DC for another town hall meeting. Had a great response from enthusiastic listeners last time, and can’t wait to come…
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Update from Portland

First let me say the Kennedy School is far and away the most unique and interesting hotel I’ve ever stayed at. A converted Elementary school that still looks and feels…
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