We know the news
hasn't been good for the Seattle Times folks of late, or for their soon-to-be
ex-colleagues at the Blethen Maine Newspapers (the Press Herald/Sunday
Telegram, Kennebec Journal, and Morning Sentinel).
It's been bad for a
while, but it just got even worse. Sure, we told you back in August 2006 that
the Press Herald would soon be for sale, and we told you (20 minutes before the
Press Herald's own Web site told you) when that became official company policy
As longtime Mad Horse
Theater Company artistic director Andy Sokoloff leaves the company in pursuit
of a new career, some longtime members are stepping in to take over.
Barb Truex, who has
helped with Mad Horse for several years, will be the new executive director.
Christine Louise Marshall, a veteran performer and costume designer for Mad
Horse, will be the artistic director.
If Carl Wilson hadn’t mentioned Elliott Smith in his book
about Celine Dion (reviewed here), I don’t think Let’s Talk About Love: A
Journey to the End of Taste would have made such an impact on me. I spend about
one paragraph of the review hinting at the emotional ton of bricks Wilson’s book heaved upon
“Those who bemoan it [naked inspiration and catharsis in
popular music] aren’t necessarily averse to emotion - the artifacts of indie culture are, by
and large, quite sensitive - but they recoil at seeing it laid bare.
Rustic Overtones have released a video from a song off their once-and-future "new" album, Light at the End (reviewed by Sam Pfeifle back in July), in honor of today's national release on Velour.
The song is "Letter to the President," which is in rotation on the Overtones' MySpace page if you want to just listen to it.