Re-added the Referrers System (version 2.0) to the main page; anyone having any problems with it? Or rather, since you wouldn't have known that was the source, anyone getting any Weird Errors?
Listening to All That We Let In again, because it really is just that good. Or I like it that much, anyway; it's one of those things I wouldn't recommend to everyone. It's a. . . I don't know, joyous album, but also very. . . hell, can't say "mature" since that's a euphemism for senior citizens, and can't say "adult" because that suggests it's pornographic. Ok, it's not for the emotionally or intellectually immature; that clear and insulting enough?
I'm also starting to feel the same way about this site, actually. . .
On the changes in the music industry and radio, [Emily] Saliers said, "It's all changed. We've been watching the landscape change over the years, believe me."
Saliers blamed large radio conglomerations for endangering local radio -- it was small stations that made bands like the Indigo Girls regional hitmakers. "There used to be a lot more localized feel," she said. "You could have a song break out from a region. Music was more eclectic on the radio. That's changed."
[. . .] It's events like that and the Bush administration's new support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage that fuels the Indigo Girls' activism. Needless to say, they are also bringing a voter registration table on this tour.
The current political environment, churned up by election season debates on "culture wars," can be overwhelming, Saliers said. "In our circles everybody is fired up and wants to do what they can. It's getting people off their butts in a way because they're so horrified at what's happening. In that sense it's a good thing because I think we needed a little bit of fire put under us, and it took the Bush administration to do that."
Which I'd sort-of been thinking, but in my usual half-formed sort of way.
On the political front and the bit about the music industry.