– Dash explained his approach to marketing rap: “It’s all about finding ways to make money off an upscale urban product. That’s what I do. Period.” Damon Dash tells it like it is. According to him. And his butler.
– Next Saturday brings us the Coney Island Siren Fest – I’ve been to 4 of the last five years’ shows. Is it worth seeing these bands this weekend?
– You Ain’t No Picasso has the MP3 of Mates of State playing the ‘Crazy’ cover. Is this the weird indie pop hit of the year?
– Soul Asylum’s “The Silver Lining” comes out tomorrow – first CD by the band since 1998.
– Radio Indie Pop is streaming Thom Yorke’s new ‘solo’ CD The Eraser. Give it a listen and see if it’s worth all the hype. (reg. rec’d)