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  • Mystics Anonymous

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    • Mystics Anonymous is the brainchild project of Jeff Steblea, a fantastic songwriter and good friend of mine, as well. In fact, I even played the drums on all but one of the tracks on this album. Jef
  • Cocked & Loaded

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    • It's hard to believe it's been more than a decade since Ministry founder and front man Al Jourgensen's side project Revolting Cocks released any new material. 2006 brings us Cocked and Loaded

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    • On their latest CD, Supernature, Goldfrapp has put together a successful mix of 1980-era New Romanticism, German cabaret, and T. Rex glam that leaves you riveted even through the album's lulls. It's a great amalgam that sounds current without sounding at all dated.

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    • Phish
    • This quasi-concept album (the only of its kind) from these Vermonters finally showcased their ability to convey a message with a studio album, whereas previously they only succeeded in doing so live.

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iPod nano Shortages Drive Consumers to eBay

Just as Xbox 360 videogame consoles are fetching marked-up prices on eBay, so are iPod nanos, especially the 4GB version. AppleInsider reported on Wednesday that a 4GB iPod nano just sold for US$355 on eBay, a $106 increase over its retail price, while several other open 4GB iPod nano auctions have bidding around the $300 price point.

The Web site pointed out that Apple's online store currently shows one-to-two week ship times for 4GB iPod nanos, and calls placed by reporter Katie Marsal to brick-and-mortar Apple stores showed that 60% of them had 4GB iPod nanos in stock, but none had that model in white. Ironically, the black iPod nano was the one in short supply soon after the MP3 player debuted.

Ms. Marsal added that Apple's largest retail distributor in the U.S. has a backlog of nearly 200,000 iPods, including almost 100,000 nanos, in its unfulfilled orders.

While Apple originally took the click wheel creation job away from Synaptics, Ms. Marsal reported that Apple has gone back to the company as its second click wheel component supplier because of such heavy demand. Neither Apple nor Synaptics would verify that, of course, but a source told Ms. Marsal that Synaptics' recent manufacturing ramp-up is "too large to be from any client other than Apple."

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