The soundtrack from O Brother, Where Art Thou? just won the Grammy for album of the year. Chalk a big one up for American roots music.
Whoops, now some music industry talking head is delivering a lecture on the evil and depravity of music downloads. He was quietly booed until he said that three students they asked to download as much music as they could in two days downloaded 6,000 songs. That drew some cheers. Music piracy is a problem that could be solved (maybe) by some creative thinking on the part of the bloodsuckers at the major labels — chastising the customers isn’t going to do it, guys.