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Randomology, part 238

Maureen O’Dowd asks can Hillary cry her way back to the White House. Well, New Hampshire voters seem to think so. The latest Irish Times writer to ‘fess up to being a fan of The Wire? Fintan O’Toole If you …

Wed, Jan 9, 2008, 08:57

   

Maureen O’Dowd asks can Hillary cry her way back to the White House. Well, New Hampshire voters seem to think so.

The latest Irish Times writer to ‘fess up to being a fan of The Wire? Fintan O’Toole

If you want to know who will be topping charts (if we still have charts) three or four years from now, check out who is turning up for classes at the Brit School in south London. The Independent pays a visit.

Byron Hurt’s new Hip-hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes flick looks at “the sexism, violence and homophobia of much of its lyrics and videos and many of its stars” per The Guardian.

The end is nigh, says the FT

The end is nigh and it’s not pretty says Bob Lefsetz who compares album sales figures from 2000 with 2007.

The end is nigh, but don’t despair says Seth Godin because there are some important lessons to be learned as the music business falls apart

Syl Johnson says show me the money. The R&B dude is claiming the likes of Will Smith, NWA Tupac Shakur, Michael Jackson, KRS One, Young Chris and many more used portions of his “Different Strokes” single without permission. They should have asked The Beatles instead.

Why ticket touts heart Led Zep

And why UK mobile phone shops are not feeling the love for the iPhone.

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