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]
*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 Last.fm. 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.
Vodpod videos no longer available.
[networked music review]
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.
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.
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