Thursday, December 30, 2004


giving a f---

I don't read a ton of industry blogs but is always on my morning reading list given the quality of their coverage and insights. They just posted a story today about how Wal-Mart is being sued for selling an Evanescence CD that contained the word, "fuck" on it.

I know we are currently living in a political climate where practically every media outlet is pissing their pants over the threat of FCC crackdowns - case in point, that ridiculous Saving Private Ryan fiasco. And frankly, when it comes to Wal-Mart's music retail politics, they're straight up evil empire in who they choose to reject (hint hint: think hip-hop) out of "value" concerns.

As Coolfer points out though, this situation puts Wal-Mart into an ironic position of possibly having to defend the contextual use of the word "fuck" (something Bono wasn't able to do, as far as the FCC was concerned) and though they're unlikely to do so, it's satisfying to know that Wal-Mart is taking heat for not being stringent enough in their censorship policies.

Speaking of reading lists - I just saw this 2004 music-in-review over at Matos' blog and I hope to god it's appearing in the Seattle Weekly (which it probably is not) since it's so long, thorough and seemingly slaved over that it seems obscene that it'd just be for a blog. Not like I'm one to talk of course, but still...

Also, just because I'm an uber-geek who reads on the reg, here's something I spotted for all you ladies and especially gentlemen to consider adding to your home supplies: The Lav Nav.