Reading Room – James Toth, Cuneiform and more
Reading Room – James Toth, Cuneiform and more

Reading Room – James Toth, Cuneiform and more

 
Roundup of reading/food for thought from January/February of 2018 – featuring James Jackson Toth (Wooden Wand), Damon Krukowski (Galaxie 500, Damon and Naomi) and more!
 

Too Much Music: A Failed Experiment in Dedicated Listening

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=”15″]And then one day, a revelation: It occurred to me that it was no longer just difficult to hear all the music I’d amassed, but impossible. I mean literally, mathematically impossible: I calculated that if I lived another, say, 40 years, and spent every minute of those next 40 years — that’s no sleeping, no eating — listening to my collection of music, I would be dead before I could make it all the way through.[/perfectpullquote]

IHN Discussion Thread – A Proposal – featuring Aaron Cooper, Slim Chance, Echoes and Dust
Other discussions
Josh RoilandAllison Hussey


How to Be a Responsible Music Fan in the Age of Streaming

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=”15″]Musician and writer Damon Krukowski explains how streaming services are failing artists and listeners, and what we can do to fight back.[/perfectpullquote]



DC-Area Record Label Cuneiform Has Gone on Hiatus

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=”15″]It looks like there will be exactly 33 1/3 years between the company’s first and last releases. “I can’t run an office on free,” says its owner.[/perfectpullquote]


IHN Discussion Thread – featuring TinselBullet, Bunkytown, Truck Stop Rent Boy
Other discussions
TinselBullet | WFMU


Best Buy to Pull CDs, Target Threatens to Pay Labels for CDs Only When Customers Buy Them

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=”15″]If the majors don’t play ball and give in to Target’s new sale terms, it could considerably hasten the phase down of the CD format.[/perfectpullquote]


IHN Discussion Thread
– featuring Matt Horowitz, Silber Media, The Irish On Fire


How the Compact Cassette is Making a Comeback

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=”15″]By now you’re probably aware that vinyl record sales have continued to surpass expectations, growing exponentially year-after-year for more than a decade. But, what you might not have heard is how cassette tapes are making a comeback in a big way, and it has a lot of “tapeheads” reissuing some really intense music, reviving a culture once considered obsolete.[/perfectpullquote]

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