by James M. Branum - since 1995

Month: February 2002

Music news: Grammy Award Wrap-up — big news is O Brother Where Art Thou wins 6 awards, most of any album!!! NY Times: Big Winners at the Grammys: Alicia Keys, U2 and ‘O Brother’ . . . again and again, the winner’s circle was dominated by bluegrass and roots music. What does this mean? […]

Links: Oh my word… you have to read this poem by Ani DiFranco. It is a response to the Sepember 11th attacks. It is one of the most profound statements I have heard on what has happened. There are a few lines I disagree with, but as a whole I think she is right on […]

News & Opinion Operation Enduring Freedom, Psyops over Afghanistan – Disgusting. NY Times: A Deposit Plan With No Return for Scavengers Well it didn’t take ol Mayor Bloomberg long to take up Guiliani’s mantle of being the designated oppressor of the poor. Stopping the NYC redemption program is a stupid, stupid idea. For once, […]

News & Opinion Here’s a bit of news I found from the fascist thugs at the Drug Enforcement Administration… Did you know that your tax dollars are being used to promote a right political organization? Yep, it’s true. I found out by taking a look at the DEA’s website and found this speech to the […]

News & Opinion US Appeals Court Reinstates Digital Recording Suit Here is the synopsis courtesy of AJY of District Court Judge Marilyn Hall Patel ruled that the five major record labels must prove they own thousands of music copyrights as well as prove those copyrights were not used to monopolize and stifle the […]

Original JMBzine Articles The Blogging Phenomenon: An Overview and Theoretical Consideration – Please contact me with your critiques, flames, suggestions, etc. as I will publish a revised version of it sometime later this spring.

Quotable Quote US President George W Bush has ended his visit to China with an appeal for greater religious and political freedom. In a speech to university students broadcast live across China, he said America had proved that freedom did not bring chaos, and religious faith provided a moral core for a nation. He said […]

Website update I’ve decided to take the plunge tonight into internet radio. I’ve done some stuff in the past with but it has been a long time since I did that. Anyway, my program is pretty weak right now (it takes forever to get your mp3’s re-ripped to the right bitrate and uploaded) but […]

Links Tonight has been such a nutty night for blogging. I actually have a few hours to kill in my favoritist of all favorite hobbies! Woohoo! Ok, here’s the real deal… First, The Galaxy is online. (the Arts & Entertainment magazine of Southwest Texas State University, the college I was at before moving back to […] © 2015 Frontier Theme