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Apple Jack

Today Marginal Revolution reported that Apple Inc. now boasts the largest market capitalization in world history. Capitalization sits today at $624 billion (yes, that's B as in Boardwalk), or, "more than all the listed...

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“stage two”: Black Swan

Is it a secret track, complete in itself? Is it a preview of something a bit more overarching, like another compilation, or full-length album due? Or is it an even bigger announcement, say,...

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geography 101: Metal bands per capita, per country

Is it a secret track, complete in itself? Is it a preview of something a bit more overarching, like another compilation, or full-length album due? Or is it an even bigger announcement, say,...

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Spring break (the bank)

As I recover from the (mostly financial) excesses of a week in San Diego, I can offer only this. The March 15, 2012 edition of American Airlines' private-label magazine lists "Jacaszek" as a feature...

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God Help The Girl

God Help The Girl is fast approaching their Kickstarter deadline, and I’d like to see a show of hands - Have you made a contribution yet?  No?  Right, that’s what I thought.  Perhaps you need...

News from The Mews

Three ancient Muses were reported in Plutarch's Quaestiones Conviviviales (9.I4.2-4). The Roman scholar Varro relates that there are only three Muses: one who is born from the movement of water, another who makes sound by striking the air, and a third, who is embodied only in the human voice. They were Melete, or Practice; Mneme (Memory); and Aoide (Song).

But in later tradition, four Muses were recognized: Thelxinoe, Aoede, Arche, and Melete, said to be daughters of Zeus and Plusia.

All this is to say that you've pro

bably noticed the new contributor by now. Her name is Melissa, and she's not only a great writer, but she loves the hot mess we call “indie rock” at least as much as Aoede, Arche, and Melete do. We've got her posting under the “admin” folder until we get our hosting all worked out, but you can easily track down her Blonde Redhead concert review here, and her Lia Ices dispatch here. Also look for a Radiohead post later this morning.

Welcome aboard, Melissa!

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