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April 12, 2007
Listen globally, download locally

Being the music geek that I am, I'm always on the Internet prowl for groovy music-related Web sites. A while back, I was hunting around the Net for stuff about local band Agent Ribbons and came across Muted and Tender.

It's an MP3 blog with downloads by artists, including Agent Ribbons, Norwegian pop singer Sondre Lerche and '80s throwback, the B-52s - and it just happens to be local. Well. Kind of.

The blog is run by artist Graciela Guardado, who attended UC Davis and now lives in L.A. Hey, makes her local to me. And, yes, that’s the same Concordia/Discordia artist whose work you’ve seen at the Fools Foundation gallery and in Exit Strategy magazine. So, if that doesn't make her local ....

Anyway, each download comes with a post about the song or artist - or sometimes just the feeling or memory that the music evokes. It's like reading someone's music diary - kind of intimate and personal.

Just wish they'd update more often. Please.

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