General Chaos

Joe Strummer (aka John Graham Mellor) died Sunday, of a heart attack, at 50. His first and greatest band, the Clash, was the band of my teenage years, and for me it was the Only Band That Matters; the Clash took “punk” and redefined its boundaries, subverting pop standards and other musical forms and bending them to their will. Ironically, on Saturday night, my conversation with a neighbor turned to the Clash and their collaboration with Alan Ginsberg (“Do the worm on the Acropolis/Slam-dance cosmopolis/enlighten the populous”).

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buzzword compliance, General Chaos

The other kind of Radio

I'm going on Baltimore's Marc Steiner Show (on WYPR) tomorrow to talk about consumer gadgets. This ought to be entertaining; I haven't talked about consumer electronics since the last time I wrote for the Baltimore Sun (how long ago was that? Hint: it was about a 3Com consumer Internet appliance)…

Anyway, if you're in earshot, and want to hear me listen to how great I sound on radio (heh), tune in. It should be streamed live by WYPR and by the Baltimore Sun website as well.

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