Monday, August 08, 2005

Six degrees to Meatloaf

Crazy coincidence: I was thinking this morning how the guy from The Hold Steady reminds me of the singer for Meices, the band that played Billy Idol's "Ready Steady Go" in the movie Empire Records, so I checked Allmusic just to make sure they weren't the same people. It appears that they aren't related, but Jim Steinman is listed as one of The Hold Steady's influences.

When it rains it pours.

Speaking of "Six degrees," does anybody remember the failed Microsoft project called Six Degrees? It was like MSN Messenger mixed with Napster. The point was a streaming music station within a small network of buddies. I thought it had potential...

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