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Streaming Schreaming

I was just reading that Last FM is going to ditch its online library and rely on music mined from YouTube and Spotify. It’s those evil bastards at the big record companies that are driving this, cranking up the license fees to attempt to stabilize a business model that’s been dead for a good fifteen years. 380 more words

David Byrne Covers Biz Markie

I mean really, what else is there to say? Le Poisson Rouge was served a delightful surprise last week, when the Talking Heads alum performed in support of “Artists’ Pay For Radio Play” last Tuesday night. 27 more words


Metropolitan New York Library Council's 2014 Annual Conference

In mid-January I photographed the annual conference of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO). The conference was held at Baruch College’s Vertical Campus. A business meeting was followed by a keynote speech by Jessamyn West, who is an author, community technology librarian, and community manager of the massive group blog… 163 more words