The Richter Scales: Men Who Blog

Friday, May 28, 2004

"VH1 and MTV, who unwittingly and without any mal intent -- you know, they didn't mean to do anything bad -- have turned [the music industry] from being a musical experience to being a theatrical experience. Again, what you look like, not what you can do.

"That's not a good thing, because it means that anybody that looks good in a well-shot video is suddenly at the top, whereas hugely talented people, who are great musicians, can barely get arrested. I mean, they can barely get any notice at all. And that's not a good thing... now you've got all these people who look great and can't write, sing, or play."

-- David Crosby interview from Frontline's the way the music died

Sunday, May 23, 2004


Thursday, May 13, 2004

I once was blind, but now I have seen the light!

"NEWSCASTER VOICE-OVER CONT'D: "...without losing what's been written, like in a chat room."
And here Matt Weiler has to patiently explain the difference between a weblog and a chat room.
No kidding, they asked both of us about that.
It's like getting a squirrel confused with a mailbox because they're both on the sidewalk."

Wow! That explains why the little furry postman chews up my rent checks, and why my Tiger Beat magazines are always filled with acorns! Thanks, Fox News! You're the best!

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Thanks to Tim Harms and stereogum for pointing me to:
Nickelback vs. Nickelback (mp3, 3.6MB)
And so the decline of Western civilization continues. Where's my fiddle?

Friday, May 07, 2004

It's annoying Flash, but it's worth it:
The Adventures of Seinfeld & Superman
Make sure you check out the Today Show interview and the "Wyoming!" sing-along.

Slate says it's "'branded entertainment,' which basically just boils down to increasing the insidiousness of product placement." AdAge calls it "a very expensive novelty with limited reach." I just think it's funny. And worlds better than that Smallville crap.