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Words that go nowhere: observations (sans hyperlinks!) [2]

*Models Hotel + Habbo Hotel = a virtual world for super-sexy pixel people. Paging Fred Wilson.

*Propanederance = a preponderance of propane (which I had on Sunday).

*I have a love/hate (directly correlated to content/presentation) relationship with these people: Pop Candy, Daily Swarm, Pitchfork. Warning: you are all dancing on the heads of respective pins.

Video: a 1905 Edison Bell phonograph playing


Video: Kanye West going nuts at the VMAs

I think he should have just Twittered his feelings. It would have been more cathartic.
(Beeped-out audio and super-dark video! WHHHEEEEEEEE!)


Retrotech music gadgets in the Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal catches on to what listenerd readers (and listenerds) have forever known: old shit is cool. Two notable examples:

The Chinavision Cassette MP3 player not only looks like a cassette tape, it can be played via a tape deck.

And Suck UK is rolling out a miniature version of an ’80s boombox that’s actually an iPod dock. (Check the journal article for pics.)

Links for 9.11.07: Apple’s plans, 50 v. Kanye, Dan Deacon’s skull + more

*Read Digital Music News on Universal’s possible plans for a subscription-based service.

*Apple has sold 1 million iPhones. Also, BusinessWeek asks: Does Apple want a piece of the wireless spectrum?

*Kanye and Fitty want you to know: It’s Kanye vs. 50 Cent day.

*Make way for another Tron movie. [Pop Candy]

*Facebook is doing another round of funding. So they can buy people. I still only have a fake Facebook account.

*Philly experimental label Fried Tapes embraces the cassette tape.

*Where is Dan Deacon’s green skull? Additionally, with the redirects and the poor site and search performance, Pitchfork’s digital practices are an eff you to readers. Just saying.

*I just signed up for Streamy, a sort of uber-feed reader with sharing and other social media components. Hopefully, I’ll have time to look at it.