*OK: WEIRD. The readers of Hypebot (or maybe one particularly vehement reader especially) have nominated the listenerd in the category of Best Music News Blog. For the record, I do not really consider this a music news blog at all, but rather simply an “amalgamation of crap that is interesting to me” blog.
*Social music site Imeem has signed Universal to a contract; now has deals with all four majors. Wow. (More at BusinessWeek. [mashable]
*Culture Bully tries to call the top ten music videos of the year.
*Bono on U2’s next album: “There’s some trance influences.”
On a tangential note, new listenerd readers should note that I hate Bono. [vicarious]
*Stereogum is worth $5M. OK, nice. [idolator]
*How would you like to read an interview about a list of lists? OK. [fimoculous]
*Commercial: If you want to support Pandora, you may perhaps buy their trippy posters for your friends.
*It is by now well known that Fark has tried to copyright NSFW. Those motherfuckers. Oops.
*Local: The A.V. Club interviews Dan Wilson.
*Cracked does good lists these days. The 9 Most Unnecessary Greatest Hits Albums of All Time: Vanilla Ice, Nelson… [mediaor]
*Off topic: The Pac-Man Christmas Tree.
*Not THAT music-related, but I recommend perusing the Esquire Drinks Database. For the sake of your palate. [josh spear]