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Month: June, 2008

Video: “Yes, We Can” (george carlin remix)

[nah right]

MORE LINKS: Lil Wayne, Tim McGraw and an amphibious robotic snake

*These links brought to you by my obsessive-compulsive disorder. Enjoy.

*Instictiv allows you to add Pandora-like functionality to your iPhone; hate on songs on the go, and create shuffle stations based on your preferences. [mashable]

*Lil Wayne’s “The Carter III” drops 69% in its second week. Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” selling 721,000 copies in the U.S. to take over the #1 spot, marking only the second time albums in back-to-back weeks had sold 700k+. [the rap up]

*Yeah, yeah. Kanye is mad at Bonnaroo. (And uses a MacBook Air.)

*If you are interested in seeing Tim McGraw pull a guy with a huge beer belly out of the crowd by his belt at a concert, watch this video. (Note that this entails watching at least part of a Tim McGraw concert.)

*Google trends explosion over the past 24 hours:
-Jared Fogel is not dead. Yet.
-Verne Troyer has a sex tape. (SFW)
-I am sad.

*Off topic video: An amphibious robotic snake. I’m not ashamed to admit that I want one. [science punk]

Video: Hip-hop music videos made with The Sims – Rihanna’s “Umbrella”

Videogum has compiled a top ten of hip-hop music video machinima made with The Sims.

Rihanna’s “Umbrella” was #5 on their list.

Links for 6.26.08: Neil Young’s enemies, P2P traffic, Prince’s mania…

*P2P traffic accounted for 44% of all internet traffic in May? So says Digital Music News.

*Starbucks is ditching much of its highly hyped music initiative. A pretty big move considering just months ago they were heavily pushing on the super-vanilla music front.

*What is on Barack Obama’s iPod: Stevie Wonder, Yo-Yo Ma, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan. BUT CAN HE LOAD THE IPOD HIMSELF? [indieblogheaven]

*Read: Some tips for cleaning and organizing your iTunes. My personal philosophy (for iTunes and everything else) is to instead become part of the chaos. But to each his own. [jimray]

*”Red State fans” wanted to kill Neil Young during his concerts in support of the “Living With War” album. I have always been a closeted fan of Greensboro. (Is that a state?)

*Prince tries to kill a Norwegian tribute album of his work. I would have done the same if I were in his place. (No idea.)

*The special Joy Division Zune has been UNBOXED. Also, there is such a thing as the “Zunerama forum.”

Video: Phonograph-based instrument – The Screechophone

Not exactly soothing.

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Links for 6.25.08: Avril’s hit, animatronic love, Ali’s shades…

*Video: The previously featured Chuck E. Cheese animatronic band plays Usher’s “Love in the Club.” [buzzfeed]

*Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend” is poised to take over the top spot on YouTube’s most-viewed list. Though not without controversy. I must reluctantly admit that I have contributed to this record by watching the video once. OK, twice.

*Bright idea: A lamp made out of clear cassette tapes. [geeksugar]

*Kanye puts Kanye glasses on Muhammad Ali. Ouch.

*Test: An ultra-simple music recommendation engine based on one’s profile: It told me to listen to Miracle Fortress and Underworld. I will try. [wiredset]

*The New York Times says that live music may be where the money is. Thank you! [medialoper]

*Fairly awesome DIY guitar picks: a photoset. [bb]

*Fashion: Vinyl headgear. It’s all the rage.

Video: “Do your testicles feel OK?”


Links for 6.24.08: Naked Cowboy sues, Rihanna’s ads, Bonnaroo downloads…

*The L.A. Times profiles Peter Gabriel, the entrepreneur behind music download site Also, he’s some sort of musician, I guess. [wiredset]

*Download: My Morning Jacket’s entire 3-hour set from Bonnaroo. That is a serious beard. [pop candy]

*Headlines I love: Can a Song Be Gay? [daily swarm]

*I have written about eco-nightclubs for the day job many times. PSFK notes than San Francisco is adding a green nightclub of its own, Temple.

*Idolator compiles an advertising/video history of Rihanna.

*More advertising: The Naked Cowboy will continue his legal suit against the Naked Blue M&M. [gothamist]

*Off topic: The metallic shoes of the day.

Video: Daft Punk’s “TV Rules the Nation”

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Kurt Cobain’s suicide note vs. Google AdSense

Cory Arcangel juxtaposes Cobain’s last written words vs. the ads Google’s algorithm would automatically place in them. [neural]

Video: Shaq disses Kobe via freestyle rap

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Video: Weezer covers Radiohead’s “Creep”

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Update: Nate Dogg is alive and arrested

Not only did Nate Dogg not die from a stroke earlier this year, he has recently been arrested for making terroristic threats toward his estranged wife. So really, a mixed bag. [TMZ]

Links for 6.23.08: Winehouse woes, Beatles games, Will.I.Am acts?

*Reps of the Beatles are in talks with MTV Games and Activision to create Beatles-themed videogames. [paid content]

*Executive changes at Live Nation: 360 deals for mega acts to slow?

*Video: Will.I.Am talks about the new X-Men movie (he’s in it), X-Men Origins: Wolverine. [cinematical]

*Hypebot compiles a list of the top 10 indie music marketing tools. Marketing is a tax you pay for being unremarkable?

*Amy Winehouse’s father is saying she has emphysema.

*What’s the value of Stairway to Heaven? Answer: Wow. [pop candy]

*Off topic: George Carlin on YouTube. He died.