Links for 9.29.08: Timbaland roars, Britney bangs, and the coming DEPRESSION?
by Josh Kimball
*Green: Conscientious bands are putting out carbon neutral CDs. I have long thought that a network of biodiesel fuel providers with pumps at regional nightclubs is one of the few winning business models in the music business (at least in the mid-term).
*Music: Totally coincidentally to my posting an item about them yesterday, Mates of State recently did an in-studio thing with local radio station 89.3 The Current. You can listen here. Maybe I felt the vibes.
*Disturbing: I guess Britney has a sex tape with that paparazzi dude from a few months back. Guys! This makes me really depressed! Guys?
*Crossover: Sasha Frere-Jones names the most important music producer of our times, DJ Timmy Tim. Oh wait; it’s Timbaland. Whew.
*Politics: Ebert brings the pain on McCain. Ouch. This is a dude (Ebert) who gave a thumbs up to “The Brown Bunny.” (Not a euphemism.)
*Winners and losers: The only company on the S&P 500 that gained today was Campbell’s soup. BUY CANNED FOOD, EVERYONE. Also, some Jim Beam might not hurt. And maybe shotgun shells.