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Video: Tallan “T-Man” Latz plays Stevie Ray Vaughn’s “Tin Pan Alley”

Here is 8-year-old Wisconsin blues guitarist Tallan “T-Man” Latz playing Stevie Ray Vaughn’s “Tin Pan Alley. Mr. Latz isn’t supposed to play Wisconsin bars anymore due to child labor laws.

Links for 8.13.08: Kanye’s burgers, MySpace’s music woes, iTunes’ radio foray…

*Hurry: You can buy Bon Iver’s “For Emma, Forever Ago” from the Amazon MP3 store for just $3 today!

*Social media: MySpace Music is struggling. In a couple words: they’re having a tough time finding a CEO and their tech development timelines are slipping. I MAY BE ABLE TO HELP WITH THE FORMER HINT HINT. [hypebot]

*Radio: iTunes is launching a radio show on Premiere Radio Networks. It will spin 30 of the most downloaded iTunes songs, plus interviews and other radioish stuff.

*Retro tech: Listening Post highlights Cliff Bolling, a 57-year-old Portland dude who is doggedly digitizing and uploading his old-format, vinyl music collection, to the tune of 3,700+ uploaded MP3s so far. It would enough for me if the guy simply posted videos to YouTube of his old vinyl playing.

*Interview: P-fork talks to OutKast’s Big Boi. “I might be borderline schizophrenic sometimes.”

*Kanye: Kanye West is going to open a Fatburger in Chicago. Have I mentioned that I need to lose like 2.3 lbs? And that I’m bald? (Both true.)

*Fashion: If you can wear a shirt that says “floppy inches” on it, you are more man than I am.

*Sharing: PlayLouder lets UK users pay a fee (and, therefore, royalties) and trade files within the confines of the ISP.

*Off topic: I want cigar pillows. I could also use a rolling papers blanket. [uber review]

Video: Santogold’s “Lights Out”


Video: New Bon Iver tune, “Blood Bank”

You should consider reading the blog Switchblade Comb. I am reiterating that now in case you are unable to read that message, which is found, implicit, in the brackets below. Thank you.

This is Bon Iver’s “Blood Bank,” performed live. Goodbye.

[switchblade comb]

Video: New song, “A Thousand Black Cities,” from The National

A new song from The National, “A Thousand Black Cities,” performed live at a concert at Vega in Copenhagen, Denmark.