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Who is each state’s best band?

50 bands, 50 states. Perhaps you have been asking yourself this question for a long time. Or perhaps you just like looking at maps.

In Minnesota, it is currently a knock-down, drag-out battle between Bob Dylan and Prince.

In Maine, they have Juliana Hatfield. [magnetbox]

Links for 7.3.08: Neil Young’s music platform, Radiohead’s streams, Springsteen’s fortune teller…

*Neil Young wants to launch a music platform? And doesn’t like iTunes sound quality? (Mainstream consumers don’t care about sound quality, FYI.)

*You can now stream Radiohead’s In Rainbows for free on If you haven’t already stolen it. Which you should have. [pop candy]

*The Wall Street Journal reports on how indie bands are best selling out today. I would recommend movie soundtracks or Gap commercials. But that’s just me.

*The Wackness, a new movie featuring one of the tiny Olsens, is using a purple 90s mixtape as a promotional tool. And, apparently, that is enough to get a link from me? [complex]

*The fortune teller featured by Bruce Springsteen back in the day, Marie Costello, has died. [spinner]

*The 30 Most Adorable Album Covers: What, no little bee? Also, no Sugar Ray? (Hello?)

*The finest site I have run across in years: Men Who Look Like Zach Braff. This blog will change your life. [best week ever]

*Kinetic energy: The Sustainable Dance Floor. (Once again, covered this kind of thing for the day job back in the day.) [fresh creation]

*Shakira slowly moving toward deal with Live Nation? If you want to know how this will turn out, I recommend watching the hips. They don’t lie.

*Very much off topic: Christopher Hitchens gets waterboarded. As a gimmick, not (explicitly) for his bombast.

*Assorted: Happy birthday, little bro. Also: You would not believe how many people come to this blog searching for Rihanna naked. I don’t know why.

Video: Trailer for Bass Weight: A Dubstep Documentary

Vodpod videos no longer available.

[networked music review]

DMX update: Most recent arrest on June 27th

DMX was recently arrested. In Arizona. On June 27th. He was also arrested on June 23, May 9 and May 7.

I shit you not.

Goodbye. [bossip]

Video update: Ice Cube comments on the Soulja Boy v. Ice T beef

Ice Cube adds his commentary to the Soulja Boy vs. Ice T beef, citing a fundamental generation gap as the source of the animosity.

Also: The internet destroyed hip-hop.