This is a fun NFL pick-em game that I played a few years back. Joining up again in ’07. Recommended.
“Though [new Columbia Records co-head Rick] Rubin maintains that his intention is simply to hear music with the fresh ears of a true fan, he has built his reputation on the simultaneously mystical and entirely decisive way he listens to a song.”
Extra emphasis: If you read one article about the music industry this year, read the Rick Rubin article. It’s great to read that Columbia Records is going to have a leader that’s an artist rather than a businessman. It’s just a shame it took this long for one of the majors to make such a bold move. It’s also a shame that Rubin’s been the producer of some of the worst-mastered CDs ever. Got to take the bad with the good, I guess.