Here & There …
PC World’s 10 worst consumer tech trends (DRM is #1) PC World
Ray Charles’ family ticked off about play depicting his life – Los Angeles Times
Why Guitar Hero III is making so much noise – cnet.com
Study indicates that people with musical backgrounds tend to have higher educations and earn more – Reuters
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Smashing Pumpkins beef up their Euro plans with new dates in Paris, Glasgow, Nottingham and Germany for ’08; Peter Case will be all over California come December and Brooks & Dunn add Australia to their 2008 plans.
Indigo Girls will play Mobile, AL, in January and Bloomington, IL, the following month; Joan Baez adds Waterville, Maine, to her 2008 routing and Rascal Flatts slot new 2008 dates for NH, NY, IL, IN, OH and FL.
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Peppino D’Agostino, Fuel, The Elders, Rhett Miller, Joe Henry, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, James Gregory, Del Castillo, Bearfoot, Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams plus more artists and bands than allowed by law. Your latest update comin’ at you around 3 PM (PST) from Pollstar.com!