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iPod-esque fake Zune ad starring Steve Balmer’s silhouette

With yelling! (But why no brown background?) [via]

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Chocolate Rain interview

A purported interview with Tay Zonday, the musical mastermind behind this week’s YouTube smash, “Chocolate Rain.”

Talky! [via]

Also: Now with 100% more super-pale John Mayer!

Tech / Tunes links 8.2.07 – Upward over the mountain

*Celeb music: 74-year-old actor Michael Caine is planning on releasing release a chillout album, Cained. TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek is supposedly slated to produce a forthcoming Scarlett Johannsson album.
*Old-school bands playing concerts in album format; Rockers are playing all songs from a single album, in order. NO DEVIATIONS. MySpace property, the WSJ cites Lucinda Williams and Lou Reed as examples of the phenomenon.
*K-Fed launches a Google competitor. [via]
*TechCrunch gives its take on Anywhere.fm, another online music player.
*EMI makes a deal to sell DRM-free tracks through Puretracks. Still no definitive sales figures for DRM-free tracks via iTunes.
*“Prohibited Beatz” is a YouTube documentary (in multiple parts) about a “live electronic” group, NERVE. The MFer thread has a number of additional, similar recommendations.
*What, no YouTube video? Pristine record player made out of paper. [via Discovery]
*Let them sing it for you: An online mini-app that lets you type your text into a box, then have real rockers sing it. Like a singing computer! (They need to identify who’s doing the singing.)
*More Thump-like Bluetooth-enabled music-playing sunglasses: O Rokr.
*Spin on how a record gets leaked. [via]
*What does Prince want? An oxygen bar, black M&Ms and eternal life. [via]