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optimized for maximum incontinence


(Tangential to music 2.0)


Ran across Twin Cities photoblogger surlygrrrl’s Flickr photostream (via mediation), and love the use of Flickr as a strangely simple, compelling medium for mini-reviewing movies. A photo of the DVD slip, a few stars, a stray comment and maybe a note. One marvelously pithy example.

The Netflix photo set here. Another Netflix movie review photo set here (where I love the occasional use of Flickr’s notes to point out stuff like running time).

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The Freakonomics blog notes a greater online interest – continued and long-standing – in John Lennon than in Paul McCartney (despite the fact that Paul continues writing, playing, singing, touring and releasing; AND he’s doing interviews with Stereogum – having trouble wrapping my head around that one.)

The post goes on to discuss the merits of being dead for popular musicians looking to optimize their online presence.

Two more iPhone incidents: intentional and accidental



Tech / tunes links 7.3.07 – Dead and Risen Edition

*Allofmp3 is dead! All of is risen – same legal quandary and cheap music, new url!
*mocoNews on “the product”: Don’t say the iPhone sucks, say “reality sets in.” Upsides: super cool. Downsides: recessed headphone jack (a super funny downside), YouTube is spotty, max of 8 browser pages.
*Paradigm shift: “Still not comfortable referring to the iPod as a piece of software,” from Joel Johnson @ Dethroner. I wonder if Lindsey Lohan is thinking the same thing. Meanwhile, GigaOm talks about using the iPhone as a WiFi-enabled music player.
*We are all Daft Punk Now: The Carleton Singing Knights and Kanye.
*“Think Digitally, Broadcast Locally,” a multi-syllabic Chicago Classical music program, will focus on the internet’s influence on classical, jazz and world music. More info here. [via]
*T-Mobile UK is offering new music downloads for mobiles – x-platform it by downloading to your PC later for no additional charge. [via]
*Tunecore will distribute Public Enemy’s next album. They take it to digital outlets, including iTunes, Rhapsody, eMusic, and artists keep almost 100% of the download sales. [via]