Links for 8.13.08: Kanye’s burgers, MySpace’s music woes, iTunes’ radio foray…
by Josh Kimball
*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.