Speaking of self-promotion:
Did Michael Azzerad's indie rock book ruin anyone else's positive mental image of Sonic Youth? I don't think I'll listen to a Youth album for at least 25 years now _ though the idea of Lee Renaldo getting in someone's face at a party about a bad review is kind of funny. (MAY NOT BE FACTUALLY ACCURATE) "Hey, man... Why can't you just be... cool?"
It makes my hair turn gray _ like the way "curate" has become a common verb in some circles. The only person allowed to curate anything, in my book, is the director of the British National Museum... but of course, my book never made it to a second printing.