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Vintage audio video

The video includes a tad too much panning for my liking (about 3 seconds of panning toward the beginning), but if you can stick with it, you will be rewarded not only with the soothing images of a record spinning around and around and around, but also (if you choose to crank the volume up to listenable levels) to the sounds of a 1980s pop song.

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The execrable local: Say hello to Pandora

My abhorrence of the local is well documented (well, a couple mentions over the past couple months). But here you go, Minneapolites:

There’s a Pandora meet-up tomorrow at 7pm at the Cedar Cultural Center.

Learn about the Music Genome Project. Tell your own personal story about that one time when you created an Akon radio station on Pandora and played it really loud after everyone else had left the office. The event will most likely be akin to a Music 2.0 interpretation of AA.

Unless free cocktails or other enticements are somehow pledged, though, I will be firmly ensconced in a bubble of window unit-cooled air in my attic, drinking Miller High Life in my boxer-briefs. GOODBYE.

Beardfilter: Video version

A must-watch video, starring one of America’s most compelling beards: Kanye West’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” as interpreted by Zach Galifianakis and Will Oldham, aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy.

Tech / Tunes links 7.25.07 – Stinking of hair dye and ammonia

*Apparently, the iPhone really did suck: Although analysts were guessing that up to 700k iPhones had sold in the first few days, only 146k were actually bought. That’s still a lot of super-expensive phones. [via]
*A Burger King promo is offering DRM-free downloads from EMI’s catalog. [via]
*List of the day: The 10 Most Creative Music Lists (includes Top 10 Hangover Songs and 10 Worst Celebrity Bands). Someday, I would like to have a blog that consists only of lists of lists.
*The Prince and the Paper: Lots of talk these days about how newspapers should leverage one of their few remaining competencies – their meatspace distribution network. RE: Prince, LA Observed on papers delivering music.
*British gov keeps its copyright cap at 50 years instead of pushing it to 95. Roger Daltry is steamed. [via]
*Bonus list (but not a list of a list): Top Ten Classical Music Samples in Hip-Hop (Kelis and Luda rocking Big Moz.)
*The fireTunes Firefox extension allows you to send songs to Facebook friends. (Blown product naming opportunity – no FireFace?)
*Yo! Indie Rock Raps: Turning dirty Akon songs into My Chemical Romance-esque teen anthems. [via]