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The Barber of Seville by Lily Pons and Giuseppe deLuca. It is INCREDIBLY SOOTHING. (Audio, in this case, optional.)

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Do you pronounce it QUEUE LOUD?

Music 2.0 OVERLORD Musick in the Head points us at Qloud, a startup that’s putting into practice the theory I was nonsensically jabbering about a bit ago. They find legal and accessible versions of tunes online, and allow you to hook up your library with them. What you get is Hype Machine/whatever without the graymarket undertones – a free, legal music library for your perusal. (In a sense, it is outsourcing your legal/copyright work to YouTube/Google.)

Of course, I didn’t get a beta invite (ahh the MFing drawbacks of doing 99% of your writing behind a super-expensive firewall)…

They Forked so we don’t have to. Again.

Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam (WHO HAS A GREAT BEARD) covers Radiohead’s “No Surprises” at Pitchfork. [via]

GWAR, what is it good for?

(Actually, this is not GWAR at all.) Manic, insane and amazing World of Warcraft music video machinima nerdity: “I Am Murloc.”. [via]

Tech / Tunes links 7.17.07 – Too Many Jam Jars

*ScrobblePad: OOOh. A scrobbler for OS X that lists iTunes and iPods song info on Last.fm at the same time. [via]
*METAL: Buy recordings of live Metallica concerts. Don’t steal them.
*ReVoice Singtones lets you karaoke your own ringtones. It also uses voice enhancement, so you can sound just like your favorite pop star. [via] Related: Google launching ringtone search?
*Borders to make it easier for tech-challenged old people (WHOM HE CLASSIFIES AS 35 AND OVER) to fill their mobile media devices. Like a genius loading bar for content. [via]
*Check out the Prince 07/07/07 line at MNStories.
*Miniblog consolidation: post to Pownce, Twitter, Jaiku and Tumblr all at once. (Admission: I have accounts with all of these services.)
*Starbucks is bringing exclusive content to market through iTunes. [via]
*Music blogs by the man: Usually late, rarely embedding video. Good luck.
*TechCrunch covers Jamendo – they offer DRM-free music by artists publishing under Creative Commons licenses. Business model undetermined (scary!), but TC speculates that they’ll be an Imeem competitor, with artists sharing in ad revenues.