Links for 7.21.08: Prisoners’ musical tastes, iLike’s expansion, Billy Joel fans speak…
by Josh Kimball
*Retro tech: Cassette tapes still sell like mad. In prisons. There is a captive audience of 2.3 million incarcerated Americans.
*Online: Favtape lets music geeks create mixtapes from their recent Last.fm and Pandora favorites. Forgive me, father, for I have not audioscrobbled in more than a year. And I have not confessed to not audioscrobbling in almost a day. [mashable]
*Social media: iLike now has 30M+ users, and is expanding functionality to include concert promotion ads.
*Criticism: Pitchfork is telling me what the best overlooked albums for 2008 are. I give this list a 7.1. (No idea.)
*Experiments: Paul Westerberg is offering a one-file 43+ minute album (titled 49:00) that costs $.49. I have an Amazon gift certificate, so I just might buy this one! [universal music group]
*The listenerd: A recent comment about this blog read “Thanks to listenerd for the link, which I almost passed over because it looks too random to be valuable….wrong! :)”
*Too random to be valuable since 2007.