Column: Editorial Rant

By Michael Goldberg

Today, ten hours before we wrap the December issue of Addicted To Noise, the

issue that marks our three-year anniversary, I'm sitting in the West Coast

SonicNet offices, where Addicted To Noise is now based, listening to a song by a

little known band, Cat Power, called "Nude As The News," that I got hooked-on

after watching the video on Streamland,

our new music video site.

All of which (the office, the merger, a streaming music video site in '97,

discovering a "new" band at that site), a year ago, I would not have predicted.