Selling our music online: my research so far
I sing in a Melbourne-based choir. We’ve self-released two albums so far and are working on a third. I was asked by the choir committee to look into what our options are for selling our music digitally, and after many lovely Twitter followers of mine offered me some preliminary advice I did some online research and came up with the following summary of what I understand our options to be. If...
I get annoyed whenever anyone slaps a label on something and then presumes that...– ‘Our “white people problems” problem: why it’s time to stop using “white” as a pejorative’ (Noel Murray, The A.V. Club)
If you are immune to such writing, you are fit, to use one of Wodehouse’s...– Stephen Fry on the writing of PG Wodehouse
While critics, fans, and websites engage in these regular,...– From The AV Club’s article Devo’s Paradox: Why some art can’t be appreciated in its own time. The “are you in or are you out?” bit, about movies frequently arriving so pre-judged that critics and viewers alike are reduced to choosing between joining the brigade or...
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The thing that really irritates me about this article is that it pretends to be a critique/repudiation of the media obsession with her body image, but then the article is filled with photo captions like “Worryingly thin … like Princess Diana, Kate’s body image is making headlines. Photo: AFP”, “Borrowed dress … Kate wore an outfit that belonged to her...
As always there are those who reveal their asininity (as they did throughout...– Stephen Fry, about Steve Jobs
What does a film festival offer us? Maybe the ideal goal of a film festival is...– Loving MIFF so far this year (think I’ll only be seeing 10 films though - SOFT!), and particularly enjoying the Blogathon blog posts by the six Melbourne film bloggers who accepted the Festival’s challenge to each watch and review 60 films in 17 days. I liked this hopelessly...
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Received some great news today, spent the rest of the afternoon grinning from ear to ear like a sun-addled monkey. Thanks to the lovely @hannahbabble for this gif of La Hendricks. gifparty:
Geography is an important but rarely used device that is the key to making any...– Excerpt from a single scene analysis by Mark Kennedy from the blog Temple of the Seven Golden Camels. Read the whole damn thing here, then read a follow up post analysing other aspects of the same scene here.
“Screenwriter Joseph Stefano, adapting Robert Bloch’s novel, employs an...– Mike D’Angelo from The A.V. Club, analysing the driving scene in Psycho.
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 The Bell group of companies had a splendid radiance in the commercial...– A few choice excerpts from the epic (9,762 paragraph) judgment of Owen J in the epic (404 sitting days in the WA Supreme Court) Bell Group litigation. http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/sinodisp/au/cases/wa/WASC/2008/239.html
That hot, jangling, joss-scented summer in London, you could buy LSD for less...– Excerpt from ‘Shout! The True Story of The Beatles’ by Philip Norman
But the bigger issue is that chefs are coming up with specials and pushing...– NYC chef Eddie Huang, on ‘The utter ridiculousness of hip food trends’.
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I started a third blog, a photo blog dedicated to my suburb Cremorne. Because my life clearly isn’t already busy enough.
The music of 1966 hits the sweet spot between two eras. On one side, you have a...– Steven Hyden from The A.V. Club explaining why 1966 is his favourite music year.
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Dear Sir Peter Roebuck now seeks to justify his default position that only...– Rumpole’s letter to The Age, submitted but unpublished by the Editor (as Rumpole predicted, given the letter attacks Peter Roebuck)
Note that all 4 Australian wickets - even the debutant with whose selection I...– One of Rumpole’s epic rants on his favourite topic (the pro-NSW, anti-VIC bias of the Australian selectors)
Indeed, perhaps the single strongest quality of Picnic at Hanging Rock, and one...– From the brilliant essay by Roderick Heath (Ferdy on Films) on Picnic at Hanging Rock. I watched it again yesterday for the first time in years and was struck anew by its dreamy, languid, eerie tone.
The emotional complexity that we, the audience, feel as we balance the physical...– Rich Haridy on the film blog Why I Adore… discussing the film Irréversible, which I watched for the first time today. I’ve been thinking about watching it for ages, as I love Cassel/Bellucci and from what I’d read about it the film is amazing from a structural and technical...
Black Swan dramatizes that surrender and its overpowering side effects, and it...– David Edelstein (‘Black Swan’ — New York Magazine Movie Review)
NQN: What are your thoughts on bloggers? Anthony Bourdain: I think it’s the...– Anthony Bourdain’s thoughts on food bloggers, as told to Not Quite Nigella.
I laughed and laughed when I read about your scrabble game and R being pissed...– My mother, Scrabble queen extraordinaire, passing on valuable advice in an email to my backpacking baby sister.
The best thing about individual Mad Men episodes is that you often can’t...– This blog is rapidly becoming a Mad Men shrine. In his review of the latest episode, Todd Van Der Werff pinpoints EXACTLY one of the things I most love about the show.
He picked us up in his posh car and had his own personal driver lol! And took us...– My 19 year old sister Birdie is backpacking around South East Asia for the first time, and her James-Joyce-for-the-MSN-generation stream of consciousness emails keep cracking me up. She has very sweetly been taking photos of the food and putting them up on Facebook for my benefit: I keep telling her...
There are few feelings on earth I savor more than that moment at the beginning...– Tasha Robinson, The A.V. Club. Watch the opening scene from The Fall here. Watch it now.