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Links for 8.1.08: Radiohead thieves, Bono haters, Kanye explains…

*Clarity post: “Clarity post will be my new thing 2 de-spell all false rumors.” And by my, I mean Kanye’s. Although since I believe that I normally err on the side of clarity on this blog, I may institute something called an obfuscation post. And perhaps this is the inaugural one. Thank you. (Also: I have been drinking wine.)

*Local: Brooklyn Vegan interviews Brother Ali, who is good. He hates 98% of underground rap. And for that, I love him.

*Music: Rhapsody adds U2’s music to its catalogs, DRM-free.

*Charity: There is now a movement whose sole purpose is to bribe Bono to leave public life. And I did not start this movement. But I wish I had. Rather than just sitting around griping all the time. [xrrf]

*P2P: Illegal downloaders of Radiohead’s “In Rainbows” greatly exceeded legal downloaders (who could get the album for free).

*Drumming: On 8/8/08 the Boredoms will hold 88BoaDrum, a performance that will have 88 drummers on each coast. I don’t understand why all these drummers needed!!! Also: It is a NIKE event, but I don’t know if it is NIKE who is pushing all of these DRUMMERS on us.

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Video: “Journey at the Center of the Earth” – a mashup

Too bad it was not Arnel Pineda in there.

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Video: Chinese pianist Lang Lang plays “Horse”

Thi week’s New Yorker has a profile of Mr. Lang called “The Wow Factor.”

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Video: CERN rap

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Video: Bon Iver covers Sarah Siskind

With Bowerbirds.
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