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Collateral Damage: Where Will Copyright Law Get Us to Next...Nowhere? >>

Call it "collateral damage," indeed. Technology has become an everyday re-invention of the new age. While computerization inserts itself as the norm, industries deliberate on better ways of protecting their products from illegal sharing and piracy.

READ & LISTEN: The WIRE's [Unofficial] 'Invisible Jukebox' Tumblr

READ & LISTEN: The WIRE's [Unofficial] 'Invisible Jukebox' Tumblr >>

Musicians often find music tricky to explain--how it affects their being, resonates in their brain and reverberates through the bones is no easy feat to articulate. The "Invisible Jukebox" series, then, is a grand old tradition of the great British glossy The WIRE, wherein one writer plays a series of records for a well-respected artist asking him or her to identify said record as well as comment upon.

The Cover from Corwood: David Keenan Gets Jandek for WIRE 360 | February 2014

The Cover from Corwood: David Keenan Gets Jandek for WIRE 360 | February 2014 >>

The reality, though, is that David Keenan, Mr. Volcanic Tongue, has scored an exclusive interview with the lonesome dove, himself, Jandek. Even better? The WIRE is making said chat its February cover story.

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EXCLUSIVE: Brick Dozer @ Rough Trade-Brooklyn Grand Opening [PIX] >>

To say I was not impressed by the paltry "MODERN COMPOSITION/CLASSICAL" offerings of Rough Trade's newest outpost down by the water in Williamsburg would be putting it lightly.

Five Quickies: Breaking Bad Musical, Renée Fleming's L.A. 'Streetcar,' Joyce DiDonato's LGBT Russia, Algerian Ballet Refugees in Canada, Rare Robert Wyatt Tapes >>

So, in an effort to keep all you Classicalites abreast of each and every situation, we'll be trawling the web for the best headlines--those stories, those people making the biggest waves.

FREE LISTEN: Zola Jesus, JG Thirlwell and Mivos Quartet's

FREE LISTEN: Zola Jesus, JG Thirlwell and Mivos Quartet's "Fall Back" from 'Visions' (Sacred Bones) >>

As for Zola Jesus' newest incarnation here, The Wire's Joseph Stannard writes in Issue 354: "'Fall Back,'" for example, is spellbinding, an open-hearted declaration of devotion whose poignancy is sharpened to a diamond-sharp point by Thirlwell's spacious arrangements."

UPDATE: Jennifer Walshe ('milker_corp' on Snapchat) Still Sending Free, Mobile Music Scores >>

Late last month, Classicalite turned you on to the fact that Irish composer Jennifer Walshe's Milker Corporation was running a free text score service via Snapchat.

UPDATE: Snapchat Friend 'milker_corp' (Ireland's Jennifer Walshe) Sending Free, Mobile Music Scores >>

Late last month, Classicalite turned you on to the fact that Irish composer Jennifer Walshe's Milker Corporation was running a free text score service via Snapchat.

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Snapchat Friend: Ireland's Jennifer Walshe of 'milker_corp' Sending Free, Mobile Music Scores >>

The Milker Corporation's Jennifer Walshe is running a free text score service via the mobile app Snapchat. THMOTES is the name of Walshe's app d'art. The real-time picture chatting scores will exist for ca. 7 seconds before, as The Wire says, "vanishing into the ether."

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