Category: Music

Is Apple Killing the Golden Subscription Goose?

February 16, 2011 Off

I have been using Apple’s products since the 512K Macintosh. I have immense respect for the company’s user-focused product management and business models. However, once in awhile they go too far and do something stupid. Apple’s new subscription licensing policy could seriously impact subscription music services,  an important developing market. The same is true with…

By Eric Jensen

RIP, Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart)

December 17, 2010 Off

Captain Beefheart Dies at 69 Iconoclastic musician and painter Don Van Vliet died today after a lengthy battle with MS. Many of his recordings including Trout Mask Replica, Lick My Decals Off Baby, and Clear Spot where game-changers for me. A true original who will be missed. Check out Van Vliet’s paintings here: Run Paint…

By Eric Jensen