the listenerd

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Two things unrelated to music (but still within the purview of this blog as defined under the terms of service on the “for your inflammation” tab)

1) Repetitive music. No dialog. This site could devour curious minds.

2) Having been given the stamp of approval by THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, I have begun a quest on Duels.com You will find me there battling all manner of evil and testing the boundaries of consumer motivation, the MMO, casual gaming, and asynchronous communication as the warrior going by the name of: BOOGERHEAD.

Vintage: TALKING MACHINE

An antique Victor Talking Machine model VV-IX 309747 G.

INCREDIBLY SOOTHING and HIGHLY recommended with the SOUND ON.

This is how I dance after 4 martinis.

The UK’s super-short, performance-averse rapper Lady Sovereign takes a crack at singing her “Gatheration,” here as interpreted by Habbo Hotel, our universe’s second-most populous virtual world. Make way, if you would, for the S.O.V.

TAKE THAT, ZWINKY.

Tech / tunes links 8.13.07 – Step 1: Acknowledge you have a problem

*ISPs in the UK are apparently freaking out about the bandwidth that’s going to be eaten up by people using the BBC’s iPlayer.
*David Pogue’s take on internet radio – and internet radios – in the Times.
*The WSJ on the Chinese factory –one of the largest in the world – at which iPhones (and tons of other elecs) are made. With video! And super-droney commentary!
*In honor of Tay Zonday: “Chocolate Radiohead,” courtesy of Ill Doctrine. [via]
*Yesterday was Vinyl Day, in honor of Thomas Edison’s invention of the phonograph way back in the day, like 400 years ago. If you are interested in the execrable local (which, of course, I mean in the most affectionate way possible), perhaps you will enjoy this Minneapolis vinyl-themed thread.
*What’s on Martin Scorsese’s iPod? Clapton, Van Morrison, Dylan, the White Stripes. Plus, he’s seen Arctic Monkeys live! [via]
*And, of course, need I remind anyone that R. Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet” part 13 dropped today on the IFC? A little broad for my tastes (yes, even compared to the midget/stripper under the sink.)