Last night was the first time I’ve watched the Oscars from start to finish in I don’t know how long. Stewart managed to make the whole bit a little less schmaltzy, and bringing Marketa Irglova back out so she could get in a proper thank you was just a wonderful moment. Overall the show was just a good reminder that 2007 was a pretty damn good year for movies.
On to the links.
George Clooney’s Oscar picks – He blew it on Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. In your face, Mr. Perfect*
Of course, on the opposite end of the spectrum there lay: The Razzies.
SXSW kicks off March 12th, but you can sneak in an early taste via the festival’s artist page, which features free (and DRM-less) Mp3s from the 764 artists schedule to appear. Want the whole enchilada? Greg Hewgill put together a 3.5gb torrent for your enjoyment.
Top 10 Albums That Every Music Snob Name Checks – To which I say ‘Ha’. Amateurs.
Chris Wilson breaks down the myth of Web 2.0 Democracy, as the numbers show that it’s simply not the case.
*oh, who am I kidding? I love that guy.