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GWAR intergalactic humanoid barbarian vocalist writes advice column

GWAR guitarist, bassist, and vocalist Oderus Urungus who, according to Wikipedia, is a 28-million-year-old “intergalactic humanoid barbarian with devil horns and a meaty looking face,” is writing an advice column.

Those in need of the kind of advice only Mr. Urungus could give can write to Anarchy Music! with “Dear Oderus” in the subject line.

(I need not, I think, warn prospective clickers about the tenor of the content in the above-mentioned column. It’s GWAR.)

Social media companies’ workspaces

Office Snapshots offers inside looks at all sorts of Web 2.0 offices, including Joost, Digg, Craigslist, Mozilla, and Twitter.

Also, if you want to take a look around the offices of:
*Facebook (mostly just some murals)

Tech / Tunes links 8.4.07 – Up and Atom

*Ypulse’s Mashup 2007 tells the world how teens consume music. Since the video isn’t really readily shareable, though, they apparently don’t want too many people to see this(?).
*eHope you like jammin’, too. Another online musical performance collaboration tool: eJamming.
*120,000 people have downloaded the beta version of the BBC’s iPlayer, despite complaints about the technology’s excessive Microsoft coziness.
*Would you mind buying a license to share music files? Quote: “People should pay less for less.” [via]
*Rippin’ cool iPod dock in the shape of a dirigible.
*Like Revver for music videos (but maybe without all the CEO firings?): YourMelodyTV lets music video makers promote their videos and monetize eyeballs. [via]
*Billboard will include data from streaming music users as part of its Hot 100 calculations. [via]
*Social media expedite musical discovery and listener experimentation.

New video from Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas

Yes, we at the ListeNerd love anything remotely related to the Black Eyed Peas, America’s most inane and fitting super-group.

What follows is a new video for “I Got It from My Mama” from the most whimsically punctuated Pea of all, Will.I.Am. Please note the musician’s incredible discipline, repeating the same mantra-like lines over and over again, grinding them into the helpless listener’s brain like a drill. Enjoy!