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Hype Machine dude interviewed in noisy bar

Huh. Totally disagree with the opening statement summarizing what Hype Machine is, but below is a video from YouTube’s LimewireMusicBlog channel with Hype Machine creator Anthony Volodkin. Who is wearing a Firefox shirt. And drinking a beer. In a noisy bar.

Bob Mould: First! Well, almost.

The execrable local: The MSNBC Ads of the Weird blog calls out TIAA-CREF for using a Bob Mould tune to advertise their services – and Mould is the second to respond in the comments. (Then later commenters plead with him about which of his songs not to sell!)

[notes.torrez]

Vienna Vegetable Orchestra

Perhaps this is old news in the Music 2.0 world, but speaking of the Tomato Quintet, may I present the sonifying sounds of the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra?

(Warning: Middle part sounds kind of like whales.)

Justice + Groovy Girl

Overheard: “No band with a good song should ever make their own video again.”

Oops: Here’s the DP.

[Neatorama]

Tech / tunes links 8.29.07 – Ne plus ultra

*Big Nokia week: They rolled out an internet services arm called Ovi (which means “door” in Finnish, I guess), they revived the N-Gage, they finally officially announced that they’re opening a music store in key Euro markets, they launched a new music phone, the N81, and their U.S. version of the N95 is getting raves.

The Financial Times has a Nokia strategy analysis, with this line being especially fun: “The era of deferring to mobile operators may be over.” [via + everyone else]

*Hello, awesome! Live Stage: Tomato Quintet – “A night of tomato music.” Using CO2 from ripening tomatoes, a chef, a musician and an artist will “sonify” 7 days of tomato ripening into 49 minutes of musical wonder. [via]
*The Hollywood Reporter talks to eMusic’s CEO, David Pakman. [via]
*Arson at Burning Man. With lovely LOL mug shot.
*Harvey Pekar does an Anthony Bourdain comic. [via]
*Soundcrank, a music sharing service that works with iTunes, is WIDGETIZING. I’ll be honest; music widgets are wearing me down. [via]
*The Zune needs some fans. Please help.
*Best Music Writing of 2007? I’m linking to a list of links, which will lead you eventually to something worth reading. (This, in case you were wondering, is Advanced Theory of the Internet 244.)
*Totally non-musical and anti-technological, but needs to be mentioned: Crocs moves beyond SHOE THINGS, launches clothing line. [via]