*Music magazines are not doing well at all. I guess everyone is reading the Daily Swarm. [ypulse]
*Scarlett Johansson’s cover of Tom Waits’ “Falling Down.” [Universal Music Group]
*The perfect song length: 2:42 (worth reading for the third line of the essay alone). Also, here is a Muxtape on the matter.
*Local: Billy Bob Thornton (the old man who is supposedly one of my hideous doppelgangers) will be playing MUSIC as part of the Minnesota Zoo concert series. [switchblade comb]
*American Top 40? Hardly. Check out the BBC’s Sound Index, a music popularity chart based on scans (every 6 hours) of iTunes, MySpace, Google, Bebo, Last.fm and YouTube. [million music]
*An execrable Star Tribune mini-review of the Minneapolis (well, Maplewood) Kraftwerk show. [mediation]
*MyStrands wants to invest $100k in somebody who has a really smart recommendation engine idea. [duke listens]
*Of the top 25 YouTube search terms for March 2008, 16 were musical, including: Lil Wayne, Low, Chris Brown, No Air, Soulja Boy, Jonas Brothers, Usher, Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus and others. The others were mostly porn. [del.icio.us/mediaeater]
*Is Apple about to start kicking ass in the instant messaging space with Apple Conversation? Some quasi-celebrities say yes.
*What? A Google project that helps you track what music you may be missing from your personal collection. [mediaeater]
*Off topic: An interview with Nicholas Felton, the dude with the personal annual report. [swissmiss]
*I am annoyed by the serif font used for posts in this new layout.