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Culture, The Exhibitionist Talking Creepiness With Mark Duplass and Patrick Brice of <i>Creep</i>

Talking Creepiness With Mark Duplass and Patrick Brice of Creep

Anyone who's regularly used Craigslist to meet prospective roommates, buy a sofa, or book outcall massage, can boast at least one odd encounter with a stranger. But probably none as creepy as struggling filmmaker Aaron (Patrick Brice)'s face to…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Chris Brown Is "Konfuzed," Ed Sheeran Fan Goes Nuts, and Charlie XCX Is Tamponless

This Week: Chris Brown Is "Konfuzed," Ed Sheeran Fan Goes Nuts, and Charlie XCX Is Tamponless

Are you the local mom who tried to get Ed Sheeran to make out with your nine-year-old daughter? Or the Nicki Minaj fans who started a petition to take an award away from Iggy Azalea? Well, if so, your slightly…
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Music, All Shook Down Steve Albini's Music Industry Talk Was Great ... But It Forgot About (Some of) the Little Guys

Steve Albini's Music Industry Talk Was Great ... But It Forgot About (Some of) the Little Guys

If you're a music enthusiast who has access to social media, chances are you've probably, by now, seen a thing or two about Steve Albini's excellent keynote speech at last weekend's Face the Music Conference in Melbourne, Australia.…
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Music, All Shook Down Apple Updates iTunes, Offering Possible Relief to Music Fans Everywhere

Apple Updates iTunes, Offering Possible Relief to Music Fans Everywhere

The computer giant named after a piece of fruit announced a shiny new iPhone 5 in San Francisco today, one that comes with a .5-inch larger screen, better camera... and blah. Doubtless people are most excited (or not!) about the…
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News, The Snitch Viacom's Insane Move to Yank Shows From the Web

Viacom's Insane Move to Yank Shows From the Web

Viacom's decision to yank its programming from the web last week as a tactic in its dispute with DirecTV was absolutely insane. The last people to realize this fact were Viacom's executives. As of Tuesday, the company had restored The…
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News, The Snitch San Jose Man Says Apple Is Double-Billing iTunes Customers

San Jose Man Says Apple Is Double-Billing iTunes Customers

Apparently, Apple isn't just dodging taxes, it's also double-dipping from its customers. At least that's what one San Jose man claims after he says he was charged twice for one song he bought on iTunes.Robert Herskowitz filed a class-action lawsuit…
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Music, All Shook Down Is Neil Young Working on a High-Quality Digital Music Service?

Is Neil Young Working on a High-Quality Digital Music Service?

Earlier this year, rock legend Neil Young made some waves in the tech world when he blasted the thin, tinny sound quality of MP3s, arguing that digital music distribution is "degrading music, not improving it." "The MP3 only has…
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News, The Snitch Center for Copyright Information: An Anti-piracy Measure That Makes Sense

Center for Copyright Information: An Anti-piracy Measure That Makes Sense

About seven years ago, I read something online about a then-recent episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Overcome with the desire to watch the episode for myself, but without a subscription to HBO, I fired up LimeWire, the now-defunct file-sharing software,…
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News, The Snitch Music Labels Make Life Tough for Spotify

Music Labels Make Life Tough for Spotify

Patrick Carney of the Black Keys is not a fan of Sean Parker, to say the least. Parker is an "asshole," Carney told NME.com on Monday.It's hard to blame Carney, though his rage might seem a bit misdirected -- or…
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News, The Snitch iTunes Claims <i>SF Weekly</i> Best of App Is Tops

iTunes Claims SF Weekly Best of App Is Tops

Earlier this year, we decided to make it that much easier for readers and tourists to find the best restaurants, bars, and and coolest places to sip on lattes with one slick touch of their  iPhone. Turns out, we were…
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News, The Snitch Gay Blogger Calls for Boycott of Retail Stores Supporting Christian Values Network

Gay Blogger Calls for Boycott of Retail Stores Supporting Christian Values Network

It wasn't enough that Apple pulled its iTunes store from the Christian Values Network, which is decidedly antigay. A San Francisco blogger is now asking people everywhere to boycott those retailers that are still enrolled in the Christian shopping web…
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Music, All Shook Down Dear Apple, Please Don't Make Us Pay More for Better-Sounding Music Downloads

Dear Apple, Please Don't Make Us Pay More for Better-Sounding Music Downloads

Apparently getting hip to the idea that people who still pay money for music might want it to sound good, Apple is considering offering higher-quality audio files in the iTunes store.This alone would be great news -- we're frustrated that…
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Music, All Shook Down Top 5 Reasons You Should Buy Beatles Albums, Not Beatles Songs

Top 5 Reasons You Should Buy Beatles Albums, Not Beatles Songs

So now you can download Beatles tracks one-at-a-time on the iTunes store for $1.29. But just because you can do something doesn't mean you should, and that's doubly true for the Beatles' music. While some parts of the band's catalog…
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Music, All Shook Down Official: The Beatles Now on iTunes (Yawn)

Official: The Beatles Now on iTunes (Yawn)

So, as expected, Apple's big announcement today is that the Beatles' music is now available on the iTunes store. The band's albums are sold whole (regular albums are $12.99; the double-length White Album is $19.99) or by individual songs, which…
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Music, All Shook Down The Beatles on iTunes: If It Happens, Should We Care?

The Beatles on iTunes: If It Happens, Should We Care?

If the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and the New York Times are correct, Apple will announce a deal tomorrow to sell the Beatles' music through the iTunes store. What would such a deal mean? Should we even care? A few…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Features That Would Make iPod + iTunes Better For Music Fans

Five Features That Would Make iPod + iTunes Better For Music Fans

Even if we don't know what will actually happen at Apple's big music announcement next week, we know what we want to happen. The iTunes/iPod combination has long been the standard apparatus for music fans, but as much as we…
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Music, All Shook Down Google May Launch iTunes Rival, Rock Concert Injuries, Shred Guitar on Your iPhone

Google May Launch iTunes Rival, Rock Concert Injuries, Shred Guitar on Your iPhone

Members of Oakland noise-psych…
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Music, All Shook Down What Apple's Big Announcement Means for Music Fans

What Apple's Big Announcement Means for Music Fans

Yeah, yeah, the new iPhone 4 is slick and skinny and sports two video cameras. But will today's news shake up the music world as Apple developments have in the past? Our thoughts below:Mobile music videos: Get ready for a…
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Music, All Shook Down DJ Paul van Dyk Announces Cow Palace Show, iPhone App

DJ Paul van Dyk Announces Cow Palace Show, iPhone App

Berlin-based DJ Paul van Dyk  has just announced an appearance at the Cow Palace May 23, as part of the ETD POP festival, an electronic music extravaganza (okay, it's a rave) sponsored by Skills Workshop, expected to draw 10,000…
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Music, All Shook Down Complete Led Zeppelin on iTunes, Mudshark Dildo Not Included

Complete Led Zeppelin on iTunes, Mudshark Dildo Not Included

Put away your precious vinyl copies of Zoso and Houses of the Holy, 'cause now you can download Zep's entire catalog on iTunes: Led Zeppelin is coming to iTunes for the first time with Mothership — a double album…
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