Video – The Cure perform new album in Rome

NME’s appropriately named Bored At Work blog reveals that you can watch live versions of all the tracks on The Cure’s soon to be release album at Stereogum… I know what I’ll be doing for the next.

My favourite Cure album? It has to be The Kiss – the songs reminds me of being 17 years old, driving around the Veneto in a Lancia Y10, passionatley in lust with the most beautiful boy I’d ever laid eyes on.

Even online advertising is doomed

In the second quarter of 2008, the online revenue of the Newspaper Association of America was down 2.4 per cent compared with last year, to $777 million.

This is the first year-over-year drop since the group began measuring online revenue in 2003.

Maybe it’s time to bail on the media game in the UK and start farming cocoa and nutmeg with my grandfather in the Caribbean!

Journalism in global crisis

Following on from my post yesterday, the issue of a journalistic crisis appears to be as much of as an ongoing story as the financial crisis.

In today’s Corriere della Sera, Marco Pratellesi, editor in chief of Corriere online, blogs about Italian journalists suffering from a cultural crisis and a rupture between generations. Apparently the same issues are rocking French newspapers too.