Musical ownership in a digital age

“Do you know how to delete iTunes from your computer?” A friend of mine asked me this the other day after his computer suggested that he update iTunes one too many times. Besides serving as a reminder that my technological skills don’t extend beyond the ability to press “enter” and
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Pink Floyd goes out with a soft whisper

The end of the reign of Pink Floyd has come upon us, and it’s arrived in the form of The Endless River. Assembled from 20 hours of material recorded during the band’s 1993 session for The Division Bell, The Endless River samples short instrumentals from the likes of Richard Wright
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Tunesday: Get pumped for Bonnaroo!

Year after year Bonnaroo scores one of the best lineups of music festivals across the states. They basically combine the anticipated acts of Coachella, Sasquatch! and Outside Lands, then put their personal stamp on it by picking quality lesser-known artists. Since the hype seems to always surround headliners, this playlist
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‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ is a done deal at last

Frank Herbert’s “Dune” is a sprawling masterpiece of science fiction. It inspired generations of fans, megafans, enduring cultural memes, and remains a quasireligious touchstone of truth and the hero’s journey for readers all over the world. If you haven’t read it, imagine that “The Matrix” had taken place on a
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Flaming Lips: The Terror

The Flaming Lips have become something of a flanderized band. That is to say, much like Ned Flanders from “The Simpsons,” time has turned them into a caricature of what they once were. With each new release, this group of esoteric psychonauts becomes more exaggeratedly esoteric and psychonautical. Their 2009
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This Week in Arts

Visual Art: Cal Day is approaching, and Saturday’s flurry of events will offer art lovers unexpected opportunities for special tours, exhibitions and demonstrations. These art-related events are not just for bright-eyed future Cal bears and their parents, but are also offered to the general public. At Free Speech Movement Cafe,
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