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

by Josh Kimball

*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.