The Browser, 6/12: Coldplay’s Chris Martin on Obama; Spike Lee’s next.

The Browser: News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow.Chris Martin: The Rolling Stone InterviewColdplay's main man says: As soon as Barack Obama becomes president, people will be a bit more optimistic. If Obama was to be president, it would immediately change the whole outside world's opinion of America overnight. America's public image at the moment is really bad. And it's a bummer, because over half of Americans are the coolest people on the planet. But … [Read more...]

Congratulations to The Beauty!!

One of my dearest, closest friends, Todd Fadel, who I've known since we were... oh... two?... is in a band called The Beauty. (The other fellow in the band is Matt Zimmerman.)They're from Portland.I've been in an improv comedy band with Todd for about 15 years now... The Garbage Chute Flyboys... a little part of my life I never really discuss here.Anyway, The Beauty is not a comedy band. They rock. Specifically, they rock Portland, Oregon. They also rock MySpace.And The Beauty … [Read more...]

Bono on the Cover of the New Rolling Stone

Thanks to Josh Hurst for bringing THIS to my attention.As is so often the case, Bono gets in some quotable stuff about his faith. Do you pray or have any religious practices?I try to take time out of every day, in prayer and meditation. I feel as at home in a Catholic cathedral as in a revival tent. I also have enormous respect for my friends who are atheists, most of whom are, and the courage it takes not to believe.How big an influence is the Bible on your songwriting? How much do … [Read more...]

Rolling Stone rolls over — takes Bible ad.

See my earlier post... … [Read more...]

Rolling Stone: Scared of The Bible

Rolling Stone says they won't print an ad for the Bible because they disagree with the message of the ad. … [Read more...]