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Interview with LimeWire staff

The cryptically identified “Limewire staff” talks with file-sharing news source Slyck.

1) LimeWire’s creating a store to sell legit downloads to open some time this year, and will separate buyable content from p2p stuff “similar to how Google keeps sponsored links separate.”

2) The company’s BitTorrented future: “Previous versions of LimeWire have been Gnutella programs. Moving forward, LimeWire will be a Gnutella and BitTorrent program.”

3) And finally on LimeWire’s litigation with the industry:

“The record industry has a good track record of shutting down peer-to peer providers, closing Napster, Aimster, Grokster, iMesh, BearShare, eDonkey, WinMX, i2hub and others. This has done nothing to reduce overall peer-to-peer use, however. Shutting down one service merely fragments and shifts the user base to other services. Many now are overseas, open source, and don’t even exist as a business entity. Tens of thousands of lawsuits against individuals haven’t slowed the adoption curve of peer-to-peer, either…Litigation isn’t a good digital business model.”

Also: Never realized that Limewire had the mid-cap! Love it.

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Vintage audio video: Meat Loaf on 8-track

The sound is your call on this one. But the visuals are, as usual, VERY SOOTHING. Also, very shiny.

Architecture in Helsinki in Paris (without much architecture!)

Fun Take-Away Shows feature: Architecture in Helsinki playing Heart It Races.

(Is it just me or has Daily Motion recently made it a major pain in the ass to embed?)

More links, more music, less tech.

*I really will get Music 2.0-y again. Soon.
*Country dude Brad Paisley = MySpace geek. (What is Jason Alexander doing, anyway?) [via]
*The Beatles: All mashed up. Photoshopping the Fab Four into anachronistic situations.
*More Beatles, more covers: Cheap Trick to perform Sgt. Pepper album in concert. (Yuck.) [via]
*There’s going to be a Big Lebowski sequel???? [via]
*Hotel lobby music: These are the people who pick it. (A six-person consultancy that is projecting $2M+ in revenue for 2007!)
*A straggling list: 77 unforgettable movie songs. Nicely YouTubed! Wayne’s World at #1, though? [via]
*The album is dead? AC/DC’s 1980 album “Back in Black” sold 440,000 copies last year.

Tech / Tunes links 7.20.07 – More Major Even Than Yesterday

*More rumors about a cheaper, scaled down iPhone by the end of the year.
*In NOMINATIONS: Justin Timberlake’s SNL tune “Dick in a Box” and Prince’s super-phallic Super Bowl halftime show both nominated for Emmy’s.
*In LISTS: 10 landmark albums that made indie rock (includes local boys Husker Du at #3). [via] 11 Mercury Prize top album nominess you can listen to now; no waiting (includes, Klaxons, Amy Winehouse). 25 top rock rumors (including Paul is dead and Gene Simmons had a cow tongue transplant). 25 heroin-inspired songs (including the Velvet Underground’s “Heroin” (huh!) and Nirvana’s “Dumb.”
*More online music tripping: Osiris mashes up tagged photos, music and lyrics to make you feel like you’re super high when listening to music.
*Brian Williams pretends to like Interpol and Cat Power. [via]
*Band vs. Fan:
Usher sues to get control of the Usherforever URL.
Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses compares amateur photography to skateboarding (?).

“You see it getting progressively worse. It’s almost like the skateboarding community, where everyone’s a fucking photographer now. You look at shots, and it’s hard to keep the photographers out of the shot, you know? It kind of seems like the same thing with indie rock; everyone’s got a fucking camera in their hand and, I don’t know, is there no sanctity left for live performance with going to a show and seeing it with your own eyes and remembering it?”

Also: video. Also: The new Band of Horses album will be called Cease to Begin.
Also: Ben Bridwell has a wicked huge beard. [via]
*Revenge of Revenge of the Bookeaters: Grizzly Bear, Feist, Sarah Vowell in NYC in August.