Links: Indonesian and Mexican record markets, the Mekons, jazz saxophone relationship advice.


  • In Indonesia, the music industry runs on fried chicken. You buy your records there. KFC is starting their own label.

  • In Mexico, it’s USB sticks.

  • A nice retrospective on The Mekons. Fails to mention the Three Johns (or the Sally Smmit LP), but otherwise excellent and gives you a reasonable introduction to what this thing is. Even if the prose starts a bit purple.

  • Question from a 1933 advice column:


(Arkady concurs on flautists, having married one previously. “The person to trust even less is a male violinist,” says the David Garrett obsessive. Fortunately, it appears superannuated rock critics are just fine.)


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