You know you’re a New Yorker when you’re looking at blackout footage and you want to go HOME. Because pal, if I’m going to be in the midst of an unruly mob, I want it to be MY unruly mob.

The LA Times has a great piece on how music’s never been healthier, not in spite of the music industry’s troubles but quite possibly BECAUSE of then. The inimitable Lars weighs in, and it’s priceless: ”

“I had no idea what I was walking into, the shrapnel that would come my way,” Lars Ulrich of Metallica says now about his leadership of a legal battle with Napster. “If I had known, I wouldn’t have done it. I didn’t know there was this whole world into this. Now everybody knows.”