Jim Carroll

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The reading list

The Times – Good news: music sales are down, but the joint is jumpin’: I think cultural historians may look back on the six or seven years either side of 2000 as a period of aberration, when people temporarily became …

Thu, Jul 12, 2007, 09:57

   

The Times – Good news: music sales are down, but the joint is jumpin’:

I think cultural historians may look back on the six or seven years either side of 2000 as a period of aberration, when people temporarily became obsessed with technology and forgot that the most intoxicating thing in human existence is our ability to communicate face to face. We are starting to emerge from that rather dreary tunnel now, I believe. We won’t dump the technology. It’s too useful. But we will control it, rather than letting it control us.

The Guardian – Forget the doom and gloom after the closure of Fopp and HMV’s dismal results, the future for the record shop may not be so bad after all

All Hip-Hop – Kanye West and Evel Knievel enter mediation

Wired – new words added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary include “crunk”, “ginormous,” “sudoku,” “DVR,” and “smackdown”.

Reuters – US record labels follow Disney into “tween” market

The Daily Telegraph – £550? Barbra Streisand is worth every penny

The Guardian’s blog – Chris Cottingham claims that electroclash was no flash in the pan

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