As I’m typing this I’m listening to Sparkle Star, the winner of the 2004 Maxell Song of the Year in the John Lennon songwriting competition. For all you whiners out there who say that there is no way that you can make videos or tour or generally make a rock and roll impact in this day and age you could learn a lesson or two from the very indie rock band Bubble. They built their own studio where they record, mix and master their music. They film and edit their own professional videos and post them to a website that they designed on their own. Finally they do all their own artwork and book all their own tours. What is your excuse? Check out Bubble for some really great, hard-edged yet hook-filled rock and roll. The only rock band I know of where the lead singer is a knitting fanatic! Very cool stuff.