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Month: October, 2007

VIDEO: (NON-MUSICAL) A robotic mule

[eyebeam reblog]

Links for 10.31.07: Reznor’s OiNK, Coolio’s kids, Alanis’ Dick, mp3 spam +

*Trent Reznor was a member of OiNK. [notes]

*Alanis Morrisette has signed up to appear in the film version of Philip K. Dick’s “Radio Free Albemuth.” Up next: Tori Amos starring in “The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch”? [cinematical]

*RealNetworks revenues are up for the quarter; Rhapsody’s joint-venture positioning cited as opportunity for growth. [digital music news]

*Getting a lot of mp3 spam? Poperti lets you easily listen to it through Gmail. [red ferret]

*The Rock Steady gym bag: Looks retarded and plays MP3s. [shinyshiny]

*In subscription music news: $50 per year for access to The Who content. Why, God? [listening post]

*Coolio has signed up to appear in a reality show. On the Oxygen network. In it, he will raise six teenagers by himself. [getty images]

*Check out the Daily Swarm’s Daft Punk Halloween Costume Contest.

*The execrable local. From MetBlo Mpls: “I wish MinnPost would stop telling us what they’re going to give us, and just give it to us already.” HAAaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Ugh. Agreed.

Video: A phonograph playing in a soothing manner

A record player playing ZZ Top: Gimme All Your Lovin’.

Beards + vinyl.

Video: Kid singing the Koran

[mefi]

Video: Simian Mobile Disco’s “Hustler”

Video: New Pornographers pick music vid winner from crowdsourcing contest

[stereogum]

Video: Abba’s “Mamma Mia” played on beer bottles

[music thing]

Links for 10.30.07: Spongebob celly, Last.fm avatars, what’s 2.0? +

*Is it 2.0? Please vote. [eHub]

*Hello, awesome: The Spongebob Squarepants clamshell phone. [textually]

*Pict.fm: Creating animated icons based on artist photos and Last.fm user data. It would be better if it created one crazy composite. [rocketsurgeon]

*The Arcade Fire’s Will Butler responds to Sasha Frere-Jones’ anti-white people New Yorker piece.

*Starbucks’ Hear Music signs its first non-nonagenarian musician: noob Hilary McRae. [billboard via daily swarm]

Video: Guy playing guitar while jumping on a trampoline

[mefi]

Links for 10.29.07: Kanyeisms, what is gay?, free Paste, Jammie thongs +

*Thank You and You’re Welcome – a book of Kanyeisms.

*The undergarment for heavy Limewire users: the Free Jammie thong.

*Paste magazine pretty much lets people pay what they want for a one-year subscription. [coolfer]

*Metallica covers Garbage (video). [idolator]

*There’s a new Magnetic Fields album coming out in January. Distortion. [getty images]

*Imeem has made a deal to add EMI’s catalog to its social music fun times. [techcrunch]

*The New York Times on Dumbledore’s gayness: What is gay?

*Inside the mind of a 9-year-old file-sharer. [kottke]

*iPods may be killing people. With pacemakers.

Video: The Condom Song

I fear this.
[mefi]

Video: Prince’s Chelsea Rodgers

Prince hates YouTube.
[daily swarm]

Theory: The triumvirate of rhetoric

The one thing writers should know: People hate reading.
The one thing speakers should know: People hate listening.

Hence, the triumvirate of rhetoric:
-Clarity
-Levity
-Brevity

Goodbye.

Video: Langhorne Slim playing in a black cab

It seems unsafe.
[black cab sessions]

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