Cat Rambo on rejection. If you're submitting to magazines, you need to read this. Then stop whinging about getting rejected and write something else.
And while we're on the subject: as part of the recent Starship Sofa site update, the submission guidelines for articles, poe'ry and short fiction. Send us some stuff: operators are standing by.
I've been downloading a lot of hip-hop from emusic.com lately. Last month Blu & Exile rocked the iPod.
This month Madvillain (if you've listened to the Jack Wakes Up podcast, you've heard some of this before)
But the album I keep coming back to is Raheem Jamal's Boombox. Came out in 2007, but it feels nice and old-school. You can check out a bunch of tracks here. Start with "Right Now".