Thursday Links

Last night, I got my first taste of the Chicago distribution of Fat Tire Ale, arguably the beer that all hippies know and love and not a whole lot of other people have heard of. We had this discusson at the liquor store and everyone seemed to agree, “yeah, at that one Phish show I had some…” Per that liquor store, the Chicago distributor is already completely sold-out after less than a week of selling it in town. Awesome.

Jason Kottke’s year of reader-supported blogging didn’t go as planned and he’s going to give that idea up.
Personally, if I got 1400 readers to donate $40,000 to me, I feel that I would owe them more than a simple, “eh, my plans changed once everyone donated the money, so that’s why i haven’t put too much effort forth.” Felix says it best and I agree.

Watch Loose Fur’s video for “Hey Chicken,” one of the best from their upcoming release, Born Again in the USA. [via vegan]

From moe., the Austin show tomorrow night has been moved from Stubb’s to La Zona Rosa.

Listener Supported WOXY – The Future of the Future of Rock and Roll
I don’t frequent nearly enough, but I do believe in “listener-supported” very strongly…

Chicagoist lists the Chicago artists slated for SXSW.

“Bring Em Home Now” is a War in Iraq protest concert scheduled for March 20 in New York City.
R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, Bright Eyes, Rufus Wainwright, Fischerspooner, Public Enemy’s Chuck D, Devendra Banhart and Peaches

Wanna piece of that new Willie Nelson song, “Cowboys Are Secretly, Frequently (Fond Of Each Other)?” — Listen here.

O.A.R. is playing the MySpace Secret Show tonight in West Columbia, SC. Max: 300 people. FREE.
If you go, send us a review.