One thing I love about The Contrarian Media is that our posts usually stick to a single subject — there’s no wandering off reservation unless it’s a linkdump. The tighter focus brings clarity, even if we do we do write about a fairly broad range of subjects.
That said, it’s a slow news day, and I feel like we’re not filling quota. So here’s what’s on my mind:
The wife and I are off to Philadelphia tomorrow to celebrate two years hitched (I think that’s the tinfoil anniversary). We’ll be visiting the Mutter Museum, because nothing spells romance like ogling antique medical oddities. (Oh Molly, we so wish you could be there, but surely there’s a gift shop?)
We saw Morrissey the other night. I love me some Moz, but I must confess I found the show to be fairly boring. (Ben Ratcliff kinda liked it). He was in great voice, but I’m so over concerts. I actually thought this would be the last one, but I broke down and bought my NIN/JA (Nine Inch Nails & Jane’s Addiction) tickets on pre-sale this morning. Nostalgia is a cruel bitch mistress.
I’ve been working my ass off lately. We’re about to release a set of “Artist Principles” that we hope will serve as a guideline for the equitable payment of musicians and songwriters across emerging digital services. I’m always learning new stuff in “trial by fire” scenarios, which is actually just how I like it. But man, my brain is full.
I’m thinking of starting a Contrarian Book Club, where we contributors (and other web buds like Blog-Sothoth) can pick a tome to read and then discuss it via Skype. We’ll record the call and I’ll turn it into a podcast for the rest of the world to enjoy/puzzle over. Who’s with me?
OK — time to get a haircut.