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Month: May, 2009

Video: Guy playing clarinet covered in bees

This is how I feel every day at work.

Links for 5.28.09: Two years, high school pics, penal tour, groin shaving…

*Whatever: Today marks two years and nearly 2,000 posts (whoa!) on the Listenerd. Many thanks to everyone who has read it, linked to it, or sent in ideas. Humbling and much appreciated.

*Digital: Whoa, Dusty Tunes is almost like posting naked pictures of yourself online. It helps you create a page of your entire iTunes library.

*Visualizations: Feel stats like you feel a fork digging into your eyeball. In-Formed adds a layer of the tactile to conceptualizing information. Ouch.

*High school: Rolling Stone collects up a bunch of year book pictures from rock stars. I’ll be honest with you: I had a mullet. But at least I had hair. [spincity]

*Autism: This dude I follow on Twitter wrote an article about autism and Star Trek that’s worth reading.

*Sports: Next month, a penal version of the Tour de France will be held – with prisoners. Though I am not in general a fan of cycling (nor do I cycle frequently myself), each year I’m fascinated by the social aspects of the Tour de France. Adding a criminal element to this grand psychological experiment makes it even more thrilling. [s4xton]

*Economics: If you want to yell at the economy, look into this art project. “As a first step to redress this process, Floating Lab Collective has launched Scream at the Economy, inviting anyone and everyone to call in and scream at the economy, expressing desperate and instinctive expressions of survival, warnings of danger, cathartic affirmations of power, explosions of anger and despairing utterances of anxiety and hopelessness.” [eyeteeth]

*Ads: Gillette tells you how to shave your groin. Or as they call it, “the hair down there.” Stay classy, everyone. Forever.

*Today’s links: Goodbye.

Video: Iron & Wine covers New Order’s “Love Vigilantes”

This is one of the few people on Earth who will not do a podcast with me through robot-voice megaphones.

Links for 5.27.09: Interchanges, Bon Iver, Twitter, Bach, Snuggies

*Apparel: Weezer introduces the Wuggie, its own brand of Snuggie. I may have mentioned this previously, but I have preferred Slankets to Snuggies since 2006. Johnny. Come. Latelys. [buzzfeed]

*Video: Bach Bach Revolution. Fugueing cool. [kottke]

*Fashion: Consider wearing low-res jewelry. Engadget. When was the last time anyone linked to them? Weird, right?

*Twitter: You will note that Paste did not include the Listenerd in their list of music bloggers to follow on Twitter. This is either a clerical error, a sign of my own incompetence or proof of Paste‘s utter lack of taste. Oh, and Stereogum is on there!

*Cabins: JamBase does a feature on Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. I have one finger remaining. And it is not the pinkie. [shorties]

*Roads: A field guide to freeway interchanges. Have I mentioned the Clam Lake interchange lately? Oop, that was twitter. [coudal]

*Today: I was in a hurry. I watched episode two of the HBO John Adams mini-series tonight. Wait a second. What the fuck was that earnest bullshit?

Video: BOOTYCLIPSE

Check out BOOTYCLIPSE, a project that removes the booty shakers from booty shaking videos. This on the heels of Andy Baio’s Meme Scenery project that removed internet meme-stars from their own videos. My mind is blown.

[mefi]

Video: Bicycle Bullfights

more about "Video: Bicycle Bull Fight", posted with vodpod

[coudal]

Links for 5.25.09: Beards, Twitter, Wilco, the New Yorker, the Marshmallow Test

*Obits: Jay Bennett, formerly of Wilco, died in his sleep at 45.

*Photography: People in pollution (amazing). [harper’s]

*The Marshmallow Test: “Don’t” is a great read from the New Yorker about how self-control among kids is a key indicator of future success and a current area of study.

*The Crash: Lovely “Flight of the Conchords” tour posters. I like the second of the two posters, if you have been wondering about it for the past one-hundredth of a second. [lyrical_miracle]

*Art: The newest New Yorker cover was drawn on an iPhone.

*Twitter: Billboard takes a look at Twitter and the music business. After using Twitter for three years (on maybe half a dozen accounts) and writing about it (often in conjunction with music) innumerable times, I think I’m hitting a wall.

*Facial hair: A world beard champion has again been named. Funny, but I just shaved. The circle of life. [buzzfeed]

*Grade for today’s links: Don’t ever give up.

Video: Watch this breakdancing robot

This is the next Soulja Boy. For me, at least.

[lyrical_miracle]

Video: Damien Walters’ parkour showreel

[mefi]

Two things you must experience immediately

Check out in Bb 2.0 – a collaborative music/spoken word YouTube mashup.

And this thing – Labuat, a beautiful penmanship music video of sorts.

Video: Daft Punk piano medley

[yeezy]

Video: Human-Robot Jazz Improvisation

[theapt]

Video: Make the Girl Dance “Baby Baby Baby”

Only watch this video if you like to see naked women walking with boomboxes.

It is reminiscent of the “censored nude dance party” video from back in the day.

Links for 5.20.09: Ramsay, Cutlery, Sam Beam, meat eating, pigeons…

*Podcasts: If you want to see the guy with the huge beard who refuses to do a podcast with me (his name is Sam Beam and his band is Iron and Wine), check out this video, for the song “Love Vigilantes.” I will now recommence crying into my cupped hands.

*Belief: What will your grandchildren be embarrassed you did or believed in? Circumcision? Self-medicating? Meat eating? [waxy]

*Graphics: The Daily Swarm’s commentary on Project Playlist acquiring Total Music. A pile of fecal matter. Steaming.

*Like, art: Do you want to see a pigeon going down a drain? From an exhibit called “The Space Between.” I once ran over a large goose while driving at night and it was extraordinarily sickening and depressing. FYI. [eyeteeth]

*Television: Everything Tracy Jordan ever said in season three of “30 Rock.” [urlesque]

*Videos: The Cold War Kids have an interactive music video called “I’ve Seen Enough” out. I remember when music videos were on on tv. And, like, had chicks. Dancing. And shit. [fimoculous]

*Architecture: The world’s architecture rendered in Legos. I once built a tower straight up, reaching toward the sky. Minutes later it was destroyed by the capricious whim of a two-year-old child. This is how one learns patience.

*Ideas: Eat Me Daily explores the idea of a Grand Unification Theory of Cutlery. Also highly recommended, Gordon Ramsay Swears at You. (Push the button on his head. The red one.)

*Today’s links: D. I’m a little worried about Lyrical_Miracle. He’s been suspiciously quiet lately….

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