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Links for 8.24.08: Campus iPhones, Crow’s politics, El Quickie…

*Kids: They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh talks kids music with the New York Times. (Admission: I suffered a brief bout of gigantism in the early ’90s.) [No idea.]

*Back to School: The iPhone on campus. When I was in college, they barely had email. [huffpo]

*Projects: Phones that double as musical instruments. [cscout]

*In Brief: El Quickie is a performance art piece and an intentional one-and-done band. Their goal: write an album, play a show, break up. [abelardo]

*Politics: Register 3 friends to vote, get a free copy of Sheryl Crow’s new song, “Gasoline.” Seems like kind of a lot of work. [digg]

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Art: Gnarls Barkley depicted in CORN

Local Minneapolis alt/mainstream rag Vita.mn has, in the grand tradition of the Minnesota State Fair, commissioned a seed art rendering of Gnarls Barkley, who is slated to play a show at the grandstand this Wednesday. Created by Elizabeth Schreiber (and captured via wilhelmina_wonka’s flickr photostream), the piece depicts Mr. Lo and Mr. Mouse in dyed and painted corn kernels, in poses reminiscent of Grant Wood’s “American Gothic.”

(Semi-related: I snapped some kernel art (including Elvis) at the State Fair last year.)