*NPR is at the strange center of a confluence of bloggers, Father’s Day and rapping. [daddytypes]
*M.I.A. has cancelled her European tour. Possibly to plan her wedding.
*The Times on Lil Wayne: “He often raps about smoking dope and swigging cough syrup.”
*Bonaroo has a site set up to help mobile festival goers access info easily. [largehearted boy]
*Fashion(?): Punk rock belts for children. I’ll be honest with you. I don’t know what punk rock means.
*A collection of goods made out of repurposed vinyl records: bowls, bracelets, coasters.
*More Andrew Kuo stuff from the New York Times: On music festivals.
*Nooka is putting out a glow-in-the-dark watch to celebrate Kanye’s Glow in the Dark tour, which is in Minneapolis tonight. [crave]
*One Laptop Per Child: Teaching the world to sing? “TamTam, a piece of software that allows children to create their own music, is central to the OLPC educational mission.” [work]
*Remember when Qtrax, the free, legit P2P music site, tried to launch in January and it turned out they didn’t have deals with any labels? They’re ready to launch again.
*Lily Allen has been posting fairly heavily on her blog lately. Unquestionably frightening, but on the plus side, she makes the listenerd look almost literate.
*Local (kinda): The Hold Steady is streaming their new album, Stay Positive, on their MySpace page. MySpace. Quaint!