Make Your Parents Proud | You Offend Me You Offend My Family. Nerdcore rapper and Kirby Krackle cohort Adam Warrock on taking the leap:
“What do your parents think?!”
It’s been about two years since I quit my job as a lawyer to be an indie rapper, and I still get that question more than any other.
If your work is filled with the hope and longing for applause, it’s no longer your work–the dependence on approval has corrupted it, turned it into a process where you are striving for ever more approval.
Amanda Palmer, Kickstarter, and Everything – Whatever. SF writer John Scalzi, who I tiptoed past at ECCC once because I was too chicken to say hello, has a great analysis of Amanda Palmer’s Kickstarter campaign.
Does “Mastered for iTunes” matter to music?. Short answer: OF COURSE IT DOES. I’d wager more people own earbuds than home stereo equipment. Interesting tidbit about how Rick Rubin influenced the sound quality of iTunes files.
Spam-erican Apparel « DIS Magazine. A look at the dark, weird side of print-on-demand. I’ve used Zazzle lots of times for short-run shirts and mugs and the quality is better than most. That said, yeah, there’s no real cost to creating anything on Zazzle so people are free to create a zillion shirts in the hope they’ll appeal to a few customers.