*Farming: MoreCowbell.dj allows users to upload songs, then choose how much cowbell they would like added to each tune. Almost invariably, the amount is greater than the current amount, rather than less than it. [joho]
*Videogames: Hip-hop that samples videogames. May I recommend “Meganerd”? [waxy]
*Hip-hop: The New York Timescalls the Cool Kids “meta-rap.” I don’t really buy the concept. (Hip-hop has always been backward-looking, too, though as ruthlessly backward looking as the Times says it is forward looking.)
*Obits: David Foster Wallace hanged himself. I didn’t read much of him until he wrote a Harper‘s essay on words, punctuation, and language in general. And then I was like, wow. Then I read some more of his stuff. Then he died. An Onion article re: the late Mr. Wallace.