Why Internet Radio Isn’t Radio

April 8, 2011

I love Internet radio, I really do. As someone who has recently discovered a love for playing with sound, Internet radio has offered me opportunities that would have been unheard of for someone like me 20 years ago.  Massive distribution at such a cheap cost has opened doors to countless artists interested in exploring  But … Read More

Reaction to ‘The Free-Appropriation Writer’ in the New York Times

April 12, 2010

On February 26 2010, in a piece called “The Free-Appropriation Writer,” The New York Times’ Randy Kennedy reported on the recent controversy over German novelist Helene Hegemann, and whether the use of another writer’s work in her novel was theft or an allowable form of “sampling” or “remix.” In this piece I’ll try to show … Read More

Media Hot & Cold Revisited

November 30, 2009

The following is my reaction to Eduardo Navas’ excellent article posted on Remix Theory, about how McLuhan’s ideas about “Hot & Cold” media apply to a contemporary media landscape that is vastly different from the milieux in which McLuhan was writing in the 60’s.     I originally posted this on the Social Media Mashup … Read More

De-Douching America

August 2, 2009

This weekend, I’m catching up on my Daily Shows & Colbert Reports that I missed while in SF. I just watched Wednesday’s Daily Show, and was blown away by “So You Think You Can Douche”, taking on the talking heads on cable news networks. It’s not that it was so much better than the typical … Read More