Wouldn’t you know it? MySpace gets a digital music deal and now all the social-networking sites want one. Next in line? Facebook – Reuters
Writing a terrible song with silly lyrics is easy. Writing a great song with silly lyrics, well, that’s hard – The Guardian U.K.
There’s a good time coming next year for the Beatles fan who has everything – Beatles watches coming your way in 2009 – Licensing .biz
Nick Lowe in Rochester, New York – “Armed with just a single acoustic guitar, Lowe’s 80-minute set spanned his very long and intriguing career, culminating in a flurry of simply great rock and roll writing: ‘I Knew the Bride (When She Used to Rock & Roll),’ ‘The Beast in Me,’ which he wrote for his former father-in-law, Johnny Cash; and an old anthem we really need these days, ‘(What’s So Funny About) Peace Love & Understanding.'” – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Laurie Anderson in Seattle – “Anderson can still layer her instruments and transform her voice, both singing and speaking, into a man’s, but the videos are gone and the music stripped down. She has pared to her roots, which are in storytelling set to music, beginning with birds.” – Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Michael Buble in Birmingham, Alabama – “a brash, retro-Rat Pack vibe that’s lanced by self-awareness and a satirical sense of humor. Underneath all of that, a generous heart, which Buble revealed to his audience in carefully measured doses. ” – The Birmingham News / al.com
French & Saunders in London – ” … are calling time on their double act – and they’re doing it with all the energy, ingenuity and wonky editing skills that have marked out their 30 years together. ” – The Times Online U.K.
They Say It’s Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)
Earl Thomas Conley is 67
Gary Puckett is 66
Alan Jackson is 50
Fred LeBlanc (Cowboy Mouth) is 45
Ziggy Marley is 40
Chris Kirkpatrick (*NSYNC) is 37
Eminem is 36
Wyclef Jean is 36