Hudson River Line and Beacon, New York

Hudson River Line and Beacon, New York.

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A week ago I wrote a story for the NYT on the availability of silent music tracks on Apple's iTunes store. After it came out, members of Sonic Youth finally got around to checking their e-mail, and their answers to my questions led to a follow-up story for today's paper: Mix-Up Over Sale of 'Silence' Cleared Up With a Little Talk. It turns out that the band never asked Apple to stop selling its 63-second chunk of silence as a 99-cent download. They complained, the track is available again, and all is right with the world.

I posted some related links last week.