Monday musings

– Superstar DJ Paul Oakenfeld writes how his travels affect his music.

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)

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