Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Downloading, Ben Folds, Pomplamoose, Crabs, Buckets and September [Newsy Bits]

Posted By on Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 1:26 PM

Whoa, it's September 2010 already. Remember KingBilly?

* Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, who was governor of the great state of Washington when I lived there, was in town Monday to talk about music and downloading. Among the crowd of songwriters and industry types, there was apparently a lot of this mindset: "Maybe if we rebrand it as 'stealing' we can change the way people now fundamentally think about music in order to fit an old model that was more profitable for us, even though that has failed a billion times over." [WPLN & American Songwriter]

* "Crabs in tha Bucket" might be the best Nashville rap song from 1999 that you've never heard before. Rob Dee can spit. [YouTube]

* Yesterday I said to Gold, "Hey Gold, did you see Ben Folds did a video with Pomplamoose?" And he was like, "I don't know who Pump the Moose is." And I was like, "Don't you remember my post about the flat-affect effect?" And he was like, "Do you know what my favorite third song from the second encore of a Springsteen show in a year ending with an odd number is?" Anyway, Pomplamoose and their new BFF (get it?) did a vid for the song "Things You Think," from Foldy-pooh's collab with British writer and notedly begrudging feminist Nick Hornby. If you hate Pomplamoose, be sure to watch them giggle at the end! [The Daily]

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