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Talking Occupy D.C. Blues: In WaPo, David Montgomery talks to some of the musicians playing their own material at or on the occasion of Occupy D.C., writing, “The first singles on the soundtrack of the revolution are being written on the fly and downloaded as we speak. Every songwriter secretly hopes to compose an anthem worthy of Dylan, Odetta, Chuck D, the Clash — pick your idol — but fans and critics will be the judge of that.” I judge the songs in this article not worthy.
DJ Gross Out: At TBD, Kim Chi Ha gets an explanation for all the squid videos on DJ Jesse Tittsworth‘s blog: “From beheading a live chicken to taking shots of cobra blood, Tittsworth says his love of eats that many would find strange, documented on the blog, ‘forces you to kind of swallow adrenaline and overcome it. Whether you’re eating a processed cheeseburger or a live octopus, you’re eating something that was once something or still is alive,’ he says.”
A Sigh in Three Yawns: In the Post, DeNeen Brown looks into the playwright-residency program that is part of Arena Stage’s American Voices New Play Institute—-which for five playwrights delivers a salary, benefits, and housing for three years. I mean, I’ve done it myself, but does this story about playwrights really needed to be structured like a script?
Today on Arts Desk: More Edie Sedgwick! More Lincoln Theatre! More arts commission!