November 2007

Having a laugh …

11.30.2007 by Mark Forman

Cory I used to love reading comic books when I was younger, haven't been doing much of that lately. Found a good one today-satirical comic on one of the head dinosaurs of a big record conglomerate. Have a good laugh and wave goodbye to the old guard. Here is another work following new emerging internet direct […]


Snip Snip to RIAA Funding?

11.29.2007 by Mark Forman

Kr0n Looks like EMI of music industry and Sex Pistol song fame has decided to pull on the purse springs of industry pit bull: RIAA, et al. The IFPI said on Wednesday it was engaged in annual budget decisions and "as one would expect in this market, there is a focus on efficiencies and savings". It declined […]


Friends from Near and Far

11.27.2007 by Mark Forman

Some friends from Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan. 2 nights, 2 sets of friends over a couple of dinners.Trancendental by 4T thieves provided the music.


New Net Jukebox fun…

11.26.2007 by Mark Forman

iboy_daniel Was doing my daily GReader browsing and was pleased to see a post on Songza a Net search engine/jukebox gizmo. Thought I'd put it's awesomeness to the Mark Forman 2.0 esoteric test with Henry the Cow. Low and behold a dozen selections come back from them or permutations of the band. Nice! Thanks OM […]

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Art of Mental Warfare

11.23.2007 by Mark Forman presents The Warning, a politically powerful new music video featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Trent Reznor. The Warning takes on the covert interests behind the war and our media saturated society. From war crimes to the destruction of the environment and a celebrity-obsessed culture, The Warning is a clarion call to action for an apathetic nation. […]


Feelin Trent, not Amazon

11.21.2007 by Mark Forman

Some irony here since Trent had lengthy rant on his blog re: Universal jerking him around as he strives to better interface with his fans and listeners without the participation of the music industry. I wanted to buy download album from Amazon but got the , sorry mp3 files only for sale to US customers. […]


Music critic with great POV

11.20.2007 by Mark Forman

shoothead Robert Christgau was a name spoken with reverence around the music community, particularly in NYC where i grew up and cut my musical listening teeth. When I was a kid the Village Voice was still a pay for weekly and a must have for the NY entertainment listings. Would always get to Christgau's column […]

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Now for Something Completely Different…

11.18.2007 by Mark Forman

Ben Tubby Why doing a new music podcast of course. It's been over a month and felt good to do! So I mention Saul Williams and the reasonable Net-friendly way he is offering his new work produced by Trent Reznor of NIN fame(is there another??) Mention new baseball stadium here in Taichung. Give a shout […]


Gee, D’Ya Think…

11.15.2007 by Mark Forman

loungerie Happy that whiskey-money scion(Seagrams) and current head of Warner Music Edgar Bronfman chose to admit the obvious: "We used to fool ourselves,' he said. "We used to think our content was perfect just exactly as it was. We expected our business would remain blissfully unaffected even as the world of interactivity, constant connection and file […]


Calling all music geeks…

11.13.2007 by Mark Forman

If you used to shop the import record stores like I did(warning:If you don't know what a record is please skip down to post below with nice video-:) ) you'll probably remember the fanzine Trouser Press. Well it's been on the web for a while and serves as online encyclopedia for all those prog, foreign,indie, […]