The Economist: (sing with me!)”Dave and Nick/are punk rockers”

Lynne Kiesling Oh, yes, the old 80s girl in me loves the image on what just came in the mail: And the substance behind their point is equally, well, pointed: Yet within its first 100 days the Con-Lib coalition has emerged as a radical force. For the first time since Margaret Thatcher handbagged the world … More The Economist: (sing with me!)”Dave and Nick/are punk rockers”

Pandora lived

Michael Giberson We’ve raved about Pandora here a number of times (KP search for “Pandora”). The New York Times recently reported on the surprising fact of Pandora: unlike a lot of other internet music startups, it survived. In fact, lately the company has prospered and is talking about going public. It turns out that the … More Pandora lived

You can’t always get what you want: Or, why oil production declines with rock and roll

Michael Giberson From the “too good not to share” category: “The Hubbert Peak Theory of Rock, or, Why We’re All Out of Good Songs,” from the pop culture scrutineers at Overthinking It. A few years ago, Rolling Stone magazine added fuel to the music snobbery fire with its “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list.  … More You can’t always get what you want: Or, why oil production declines with rock and roll