A Ghost Is Born (continued)

Wilco remains the coolest band around.

Today, they are making an EP of unreleased songs from the Ghost Is Born sessions available for free over the web to anyone who has the Ghost Is Born CD.

To be honest, I am trying to download them now and having some problems.  The site appears to be overloaded.  That in itself is a ringing endorsement of the idea.

But regardless, the idea of music as a subscription service is cool and I like that Wilco is using the web as a way to distribute music directly to their fans who own their record.

And in addition, Jeff Tweedy is joining Larry Lessig and Steven Johnson on April 7th here in NYC to discuss "Who Owns Culture?"

It’s at the New York Public Library at 7pm.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, March 17 at 10 a.m via Smarttix.

I’ll be there unless all of you beat me to the tickets!

UPDATE:  I got the downloads to work great this morning.  The site must have been swamped last night.