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Links for 8.17.08: Pandora’s last stand, Royal Ronsons, Lykke Li clips…

*Internet radio: Pandora’s founder says we’re reaching “a last stand for webcasting.” [techmeme]

*Multi-platform: Harper’s Bazaar dresses the Ronsons up like the Royal Tenenaums. Dressing them up like the Osmonds also would have been good. [buzzfeed]

*Hip-hop: Underground hip-hop social network Goldmic has partnered with Spike Lee’s ad agency, SpikeDDB. What will they do together? I have no clue. [mashable]

*Sweden: The Wall Street Journal looks at Lykke Li and her debut album, “Youth Novels.” (You can also listen to clips if you want to, too.)

*I guess Madonna turned 50 today. I’m 33. Ugh.

*Unconvention: The New York Times writes up some local counter-programming that’s happening the week the Republican National Convention is in town.

Video: “Jockin’ Jay-Z” music video with puppets


Links for 8.16.08: Bono’s stereo, 8tracks kudos, Straight Outta Compton’s 20th…

*A very Bono links edition: Startling Moniker calls the ‘nerd’s attention to the fact that Bono has been playing his stereo loudly, allowing a nearby fan to record some new U2 tracks and leak them online.

*Online music: Silicon Alley Insider loves the free, legal music platform 8tracks. I haven’t been able to try it yet!

*Anthems: The New York Times collects music files of the national anthems of each of the countries that has won a gold medal so far in the 2008 Olympics. [kottke]

*Nostalgia: Wow, it’s been 20 years since Straight Outta Compton was released. This was one of the first cassettes I ever bought. And I’m pretty sure my purchase of it was “illegal” due to my tender age. Ice Cube talks to the L.A. Times about the album’s anniversary. [largehearted boy]

*Off topic: I am going to the zoo today.