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You know I was going to say that as far as music goes, the two-zeroes pretty much sucked. Aphex twin quit it and Amon Tobin only had a few albums in the early part. There wasn’t anything else good.

But this decade is off to a good start. I like the rhyming in this and I like the way it came about.

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Related video <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L35QuznMon0″>here</a>.

Although, <a href=”http://bandcamp.com/”>bandcamp</a> is a cool idea too. It’s like myspace, but the webpage design is infinitely better. And it’s not owned by rupert murdoch, yet. The challenge is sorting the wheat from the chaff because there’s about a zillion artists on there. I guess someone could make a blog that did it, but you’d have to have all day to sit around and listen to new music.

I started from the back, alphabetically. I even paid $2 for zoos of berlin’s 3 songs, lending evidence to the argument that if you only have to pay a small amount then you’re more likely to pay than gets in for frees. But most people are giving it away for free there. And I found that a lot of people are into retro-electro, and that the thing that really makes an artist is a good singing voice because there aren’t that many of them.

Here’s a couple that I like:

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Also, why wasn’t the Taiwanese earthquake that happened yesterday in the news hardly at all? Three serious earthquakes in two months. Do the news people think the audience are tired of earthquake stories?  I think there is something seriously unusual going on with the planet.

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