This has to be the most bizarre act of convergence I've ever come across. Bob Dylan and Norah Jones are performing in a concert in Seattle on July 16 to mark the tenth birthday of Amazon.com, which will stream the event live on its homepage. Billboard has a report, while the Pantheon of New Consumerism will have progress reports. (What, no black artists, you say? And how can you have a Show of Thanks in Seattle without any Seattle musicians? Where is Kurt Cobain when you need him?)
And this, while I am still coming to terms with the fact that the audiobook of Mr Zimmerman's autobiography is read by Sean Penn, currently being serialised on ABC Radio National's excellent morning talk program Life Matters.