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Video: A simple phonograph

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Links for 1.6.08: A Shin arrested, a guitar modded, blogs blogged…

*Yipes. The Shins’ Martin Crandall and his grilfriend, Elyse Sewell (from season 1 of America’s Next Top Model) were both arrested for domestic assault in Sacramento Friday night. Sewell blogs about it. (Huh. Livejournal.)

*”Audio identity” (a distinguishable music scene) is a good indicator of urban vitality, and regional economic health. []

*Scary nerdy: Check out the custom Evil Dead Guitar Hero guitar controller mod.

*CES report: Belkin’s RockStar iPod add-on lets you share your music with five friends at once, as long as they’re standing super close. [geeksugar]

*Rolling Stone on declining sound quality in today’s music: “God is in the details. But there are no details anymore.” (Apologies, but I’m a mainstream consumer on this one. Rarely care.)

*The Times Online asks: Can Musicians Blog? See: Radiohead, Babyshambles, Lily Allen. [largehearted boy]

*Probably lots of hard-to-figure-out (but doubtless revolutionary) music-related hardware forthcoming from CES over the next week. Wheeeeee…