Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

10 Jan 2003, 8:42 a.m.

Too Many Notes

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Note to self: check out the Smokin' Popes. I just heard one of their neat tunes on KALX. After checking NPR for my no-new-catastrophe update, I turn on KALX in the morning for music education. Danger: finding myself late to work because I stay to hear the end of a song, e.g., "Rocked by Rape."

On the other hand, Shaaban Abdel Rahim: Reprehensible ... but rockin'. [Also: "Rahim's latest song, in praise of Osama Bin Laden (with its catchy chorus, "Bin Bin Bin Bin Bin Bin Laden"), was removed from the airwaves."]

I hope I get to listen to the music at the Apollo Night, and not just stay cocooned in the green room the whole time; I'm sure some of the performers will blow me away.