Elsewhere: Lucinda Williams & YA Book Reviews

Fifty Cent Lighter posted an excellent review of Lucinda Williams’ Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which remains one of my favorite albuums of all time. He also posted my favorite track on the disc, “I Lost It”.

Underage Reading is a new book review blog focusing on Young Adult books. One of the contributors is an ancient online acquaintance of mine who shares my unconditional love of My So-Called Life and my conflicted affection for the first Twilight book.

Elsewhere: Fingertips Legal Mp3 Manifesto

My legal blogging comrade Jeremy of Fingertips has posted a commentary on legal mp3s. Fingertips, like Muruch, is one of the few music blogs that only posts mp3s with permission. I don’t know if the article will appeal to others as much as it did to me, but it does voice some of the frustration I’ve felt struggling to maintain a legal music blog with little encouragement from the music industry – particularly during my long battle with Blogger over erroneous infringement claims. In the article, he mentions the Sam Phillips debacle, which was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back – or in this case, the motivation for me to move Muruch to its own domain.