Overnight Sensation …
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Hot Item: Inaugural Tickets – The title says it all. Snagging a pair of inaugural tickets is tougher than getting front row seats for Madonna, The Stones and Springsteen all rolled into one!

Link-O-Rama …

Care to guess the value of all the music that was illicitly made available through peer-to-peer networks during 2007? A new study puts it in the billions – Multimedia Intelligence

Could it be? Is it possible that Microsoft’s Zune is actually cool? – Associated Press

Do you think composing music for the movies is easy? Just wait until someone tells you your music is “too purple” – Variety

Robbie Robertson does the Q&A as only Robbie Robertson can – The Seattle Post Intelligencer

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Only two new dates for ZZ Top. Actually, two nights, one venue. And man, oh man, is it a good venue. It’s the Belly Up in Aspen, Colorado, December 28 & 29.

Dark Star Orchestra fills up on 2009 dates today with new dates in Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Wisconsin. Details include January 29 in St. Pete, Florida, at Jannus Landing; February 6 & 7 in Atlanta, Georgia, at Variety Playhouse; February 21 in Indianapolis, Indiana, at Murat Egyptian Room; and February 27 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at Riverside Theatre.

Funny lady Lisa Lampanelli also updates today with new dates for 2009. New stops include Tacoma, Washington, on April 3 at Temple Theatre; Buffalo, New York, on April 17 at Center For The Arts and San Francisco on June 6 at Nob Hill Masonic Center.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Ani DiFrancoGarnet Rogers, Lucy Kaplansky, Tracy Grammer, Cyndi Lauper, Bryan Adams, Counting Crows, Galactic, Howie Day, Labelle, Willie Nelson, En Vogue, Chris Isaak, Patty Larkin, Leon Redbone, Simplified, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9), plus more artists and bands than we can count, even though we use the best computers Tandy ever made.

And that wraps up our Monday adventure of stalking, capturing, bagging and tagging elusive tour dates. Thank you for supporting us and we hope we may be of service to you tomorrow. G’night!