Media roundup

Digging around the Web on a relaxed Memorial Day and we find…

“Since these books are coming out faster than anyone can keep up with, we’ve rounded up a few of the new titles and dipped back to one that we missed on the first go-around.”
Portland Mercury’s Chas Bowie rounds up a few decent reads in the 33 and 1/3 Continuum series on classic LPs.

“If 100 music fans blog about this promotion, it’s only a matter of time before blogs covering news in the music industry catch up to the story, and blog about it. Then you go from 50 or so visitors a day, to 10 even 20 or 30 times that.”
Marketing thoughts for bands seeking to use the blogosphere for early promo action.

– Name a band or two you could safely say you’d never ever see again live, and I think original ’60s-era sludgerockers Blue Cheer and ’70s Cleveland protopunks Rocket from the Tombs would’ve been on the list. But no! Guess again, Charlie, because both bands are gonna tap into Summer 2006 to reach fans, new and old. Blue Cheer is gonne play some old school heavy rock for the stoners this summer, and Rocket from the Tombs (early Pere Ubu) will be touring as well this summer. (via Brooklyn Vegan)

– The Wreckroom points us to The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain’s version of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.

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