I was mighty amused to read about Barry Manilow’s latest escapade. I’m somewhat proud to say that I’ve honestly never enjoyed a single Barry Manilow song in my entire life. I will acknowledge, however, singing “Mandy” out loud once during a college party or something of the sort. Embarassing, but true. Does anyone have any reservations about singing in front of people you don’t really know? When I was a freshman in high school on the ice hockey team, the seniors on the team, for my “hazing,” made me get up in front of the whole bus (cheerleaders included) and sing “Silent Night.” Quite possibly the most terrifying 60 seconds of my life.

The Onion, as most of you know by now, is my favorite site on the internet, tied with this one. But a lot of people don’t realize that The Onion also gets some really great musicians to interview – almost every week there’s somebody interesting. This week, it’s Steve Malkmus’s turn. Pavement remains one of my top 5 bands of the 1990’s, and this is a good interview – as usual.

Palm has acquired Handspring. Interesting stuff. I have one of the first versions of the Handspring Visor. I really don’t need one with all the bells and whistles, but I saw a Sony Clie recently and I have to admit I was blown away by how far these PDA’s have come in a short amount of time. Add that to the list of frivolous stuff I need: IPod, Tivo, Clie……….

Song now playing: Screaming Trees – “Look At You”