This is goodbye
Due to a viking situation, our webzine is now closed.
It may reopen next september, or may not.
If you wish to still keep in touch with its contributors, you’ll find them here:
* Brittany Bell: http://hidinginhorribleweatherroot.tumblr.com/
* Jim Dante: http://hotelduvieuxpassage.wordpress.com/
* Raya B’Dull: http://www.dearchaos.net/
* LaShawn Pagan: http://lashawnpagan.blogspot.com
Be seeing you,
the ROOT team
Francis Ford Coppola: “Who says artists have to make money?”
The debate over the value of music and those who make it rages on… While Radiohead famously tested the extent to which fans would value digital music via their 2007 pay-what-you-want In Rainbows release and Jack White recently took to eBay, allowing the free market to decide the price of limited vinyl, Godfather director/wine baron Francis Ford Coppola isn’t looking to our current predicament to envision a future film/music business model, or lack thereof. Speaking to The 99 Percent (via Kottke), Coppola opined on the state of art “only a few hundred years” ago, when “artists had a patron, either the leader of the state or the duke of Weimar or somewhere, or the church, the pope. Or they had another job.” As with many piracy debates, notorious Napster foe Lars Ulrich’s band were used as a reference point:
Portrait of Ju-won Kim
State of the union address,
Reads war torn country still a mess.
The words: power, death, and distorted truth,
Are read between the lines of the red, white, and blue.
State of the Union - Rise Against
This song came out in 2004, it’s sad how we’re still a war torn country 7 years later. I don’t think it will matter who is running the country. Politics are all about power and distorted truth, even if the cost is death, no mater the country.
Taken about 2:30 A.M. January 26th. So proud of this. Love that you can see the craters. Night before a quarter moon (which is tonight).
Protesters have taken over the water cannons in Cairo and are using them against security forces!
This from a Liveblog:
12:21 PM Youth are marching in Maadi, south of Cairo, chanting: “Our blood, Our souls, We’ll sacrifice for you our country.”