Things are crazy busy around here, so although there is much write about and respond to, the world will have to keep turning without Miss Mussel’s two cents. A pity, she is sure.
OM busyness does not preclude you, dear reader, from stirring things up with your own thoughts.
Here are a few starting points:
- 6 weeks ago the UK Border Agency changed the immigration rules again. One of the consequences of this foolishness is an immediate uninvite to Miss Mussel’s birthday party. Another is that is it is now more difficult for artists to get visas for concerts on, as the Awl lovingly styles it, Knifecrime Island. Lyn Gardner prefers Fortress Britain.
- Globe & Mail critic Robert Everett-Green has a nice piece about high male voices in popular music.
- More on the Beyoncé/Turnage/Single Ladies brouhaha at The New Music Box. [Now with correct link]
- French artist Anastasia Elias’ paper tube miniatures are one of those delightful slices of unexpected beauty.
- Does music sound different in the dark? In Miss Mussel’s experience darkness is often improving – particularly for contemporary music.
- A taste of home - see what soldiers from around the world have in the Afghanistan ration kits.