Jeez! I have only ever been to academic conferences, where everyone (1) drinks copiously (2) skips 90% of the sessions and (3) complains about their students. They're pretty fun.
You guys are giving me the impression that we should have a space where readers can post about job openings. SCHEMING.
lowery used terrible reasoning and made a weak argument. it only seems somewhat compelling because he's correct that listeners should support artists. exploiting the suicides of two troubled people who can't represent themselves is horribly cowardly and shitty. he made exactly two decent points out of the many he could have made. one, you support corporations by downloading, just different corporations than you do by buying cds or downloads. two, it wouldn't kill you to spend $20/month on music.
@muush a writer is only as good as his editor and ... HI. NICE TO MEET YOU. ("Really -- you're an editor?" Yes. Yes I am.)