The Westword.com blog shortcut, January 23 edition
You've got a lot of reading to do. But not like three chapters of The Grapes of Wrath, due by tomorrow. Fun reading.
Today in Backbeat Online: • Meese finishes new album and lands mug in Spin. • Has hip-hop dance crew BreakEFX met their match? • A first look at the Fray's new documentary • Leftover Salmon's Bill McKay arrested. • From Blonde to Black: When DJs attack. • Update: Single File previews new song and recordings. • Mile Hi-Fidelity recast + playlist -- 01-21-09. • Guru shows love to Colorado hip-hop artists. • Update: John Common's People's Kazoo Orchestra. • Frontside Five signs with DC-Jam Records. • 29th St. Disciples signs with Zodiac Killer.
Today in The Latest Word: • Channel 9's Drew Soicher threatens Mike Shanahan bobblehead with decapitation. • Details about next week's candlelight vigil for the Rocky Mountain News. • If you listen closely to a rock, does it sound like John Denver? • Fort Collins Coloradoan editor Bob Moore on Gannett's company-wide furlough program. • Shmuck: a dad and two thieves. Three's a crowd.
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