Links for 9.14.08: Food album covers, meta-rap, videogame music sampling…

by Josh Kimball

*Farming: MoreCowbell.dj allows users to upload songs, then choose how much cowbell they would like added to each tune. Almost invariably, the amount is greater than the current amount, rather than less than it. [joho]

*Videogames: Hip-hop that samples videogames. May I recommend “Meganerd”? [waxy]

*Photos: The Flickr LEGO Album Covers Pool. I’m partial to the Velvet Underground (which exhibits the holy trinity of levity, brevity, clarity). [bb]

*Food: Album covers made out of food. The Tricky one seems to be the artsiest. [neatorama]

*Hip-hop: The New York Times calls the Cool Kids “meta-rap.” I don’t really buy the concept. (Hip-hop has always been backward-looking, too, though as ruthlessly backward looking as the Times says it is forward looking.)

*Hardware: Pea speakers. Throw them, roll them, hide them, listen to them. [kanye]

*Obits: David Foster Wallace hanged himself. I didn’t read much of him until he wrote a Harper‘s essay on words, punctuation, and language in general. And then I was like, wow. Then I read some more of his stuff. Then he died. An Onion article re: the late Mr. Wallace.

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