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Vintage audio video

Doubtless, you will find this video of vintage audio equipment playing old music incredibly soothing. The song is not all bad.

(Meta note: 200th post! Many of them admittedly cheap. But I started this blog less than two months ago.)

Being the case of one irresistible force smiting one immovable object

It seems I can no longer avoid posting a clip from “Flight of the Conchords.”

Some call it a contribution to the genre of lit rock… WHY?

Bowie in Space.

Last.fm stat fun: MoneyCalc

New from the Last.fm stats group, the MoneyCalc tool calculates (using Amazon prices) the current cost of a user’s top 50 albums.

(My total: $611 – with a bunch of unavailables.)

What does it mean? No idea! Though it makes sense that most users’ top 50 albums end up costing around $700.

Tech / Tunes links 7.24.07 – Grinding Along

*Social media site Twango purchased by Nokia for $96M. Nokia’s CEO says the buy’s about creating new revenue streams, including music downloading.
*OMG. The iPhone sucks? The New York Times reports on iPhone security flaws.
*The Hello Experiment: Recreating Lionel Richie’s “Hello” video.
*It’s now up to you to discover the world’s next major band – via cellphone. Orange and Sony Ericsson have launched MobileAct Unsigned, wherein cell users will download and rate tracks from unsigned bands. Who wants to spend time fumbling with their phone to download and rate unsigned bands is still unclear. [via]
*XM and Sirius promise to offer a la carte pricing if their merger goes through. Hmmm. Sounds fancy – and French. [via]
*MFR (that would be Minneapolis Fucking Rocks, for those of you who don’t have overly delicate eyeballs) puts together a playlist for last night’s YouTube debates. Politics aside, MP3s include Black Flag, Metallica, Public Enemy.
*Music and Life: According to Alan Watts and South Park. A bonus tune/philosophy mashup: Lebowski and My Little Pony.
*The top ten bands who never existed. Fictional muppet band wins in a landslide! [via]