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I once caught a marlin while I was drumming. We once had a drum-off on the deck of a boat. And I snagged a marlin right out of the air.
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Members of Bey’s team have been mainly unresponsive to repeated requests for comment, but at one point an associate acknowledged in an email that “it has been crazy these last couple of weeks,” adding that “right now is a difficult time for Yasiin.”

Mos Def’s ‘Immigration Issues’ Investigated, and a New Song | SPIN | Music News

He plays in Paris — no, actually, Marseilles, I can’t read — tonight.

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(via Why Spotify and the Streaming Music Industry Can’t Make Money - Businessweek)
This is an image of Spotify’s CEO posted today by Businessweek.
Update: here’s my story

(via Why Spotify and the Streaming Music Industry Can’t Make Money - Businessweek)

This is an image of Spotify’s CEO posted today by Businessweek.

Update: here’s my story

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a jumping-off point for a bigger discussion about not only inspiration and appropriation, but also — if Dylan really is copying and pasting from classic texts — what the famously enigmatic artist might be trying to say.
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(via Did Vinyl Really Die in the ’90s? Well, Sort Of… | SPIN | Music News)
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Pay no attention to unofficial web source rumors. St. Petersburg, Russia show, just ended and was spectacular.

Old Tweets: itsmorrissey (Morrissey)

Google’s cache still has @ItsMorrissey’s mysteriously unacknowledged old tweets (which stopped in 2009 and weren’t written to sound like Morrissey). They’re there for a limited time only, I’m sure…

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I was pointing out that many of the things we New Yorkers claim we wish for and value — neighborhoods, somewhat relative equality of income and access to the city amenities, mixing of different kinds of people, bike paths, public areas, political balance, schools, etc.— well, a lot of that stuff actually exists in D.M., not perfectly maybe, but to my eyes it seemed very promising. I may have exaggerated a little to make my point — that the big fancy media centers like N.Y. don’t have a monopoly on quality of life. One can have a good life — stimulating and satisfying — in a medium-size town away from the big centers.
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