“If you actually want to watch some performances, Wrigley’s 5 Gum is sponsoring a branded live stream through Facebook that will begin Friday at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT, with three different cameras (theoretically covering three different stages) broadcasting. To check out the full schedule without installing the Coachella app, go here — the line-up includes some interesting offerings, including Passion Pit, Imogen Heap and Vampire Weekend on Friday; The XX, Hot Chip and Faith No More on Saturday; and Matt & Kim, Sly Stone & Friends, and Devo on Sunday, though none of the headlining acts.” (teevee)
02. Pitchfork Guide to Record Store Day TOMORROW April 17 (above)
“Fire up your wallets: tomorrow, April 17, is Record Store Day, the holiday that helps keep the independent vinyl emporiums of the world in business. As in years past, scores of bands and labels are helping out, sending exclusive material to indie stores, or playing or DJing in-stores sets. All of this is to convince people– people like you– to leave their houses and spend some hard-earned currency on physically released music, something that people seem less and less willing to do all the time.” (pitchfork)
03. Maintenance man chops off tree branch his ladder is leaning on, sues employer
“He took the action after health and safety inspectors concluded the hotel failed to carry out a risk assessment on the dangers of pruning. They also said that his employer should have given him training on where to place the ladder…” (bb)
04. Where Were You? 2009: Now available — for free!
“As some of you know, Where Were You? is a side project of mine that dates back many years: I note “where I was” when I learned of various notable deaths, and record any related thoughts. For the last few years, I have collected these entries into annual zines. For 2009, instead of printing and mailing physical zines, I’m making a year of entries available as a sort of e-zine.” (murketing)