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Links for 9.30.08: Dylan’s album, Lou Reed’s street, Wal-mart’s music label?

*Zimmerman: You can stream Bob Dylan’s “Tell Tale Signs” on NPR now. I drove on highway 61 a couple weeks ago while wearing a camouflage baseball cap. True story.

*Retailers: Wal-mart is the exclusive seller of AC/DC’s Rock Band videogame and AC/DC’s album. As noted previously, Best Buy seems to have secured exclusive rights to Guns N’ Roses’ “Chinese Democracy.” How long until Wal-mart has a label? Or Best Buy? Or Target? Or Old Country Buffet?

*Cartography: Does Lou Reed want to have a New York street named after him?

*Tours: The Hold Steady cancels its European tour because bassist Tad Kubler has pancreatitis. I’m bald and you don’t see me canceling world tours, do you? Ok. (My pancreas is fine, though – thanks for asking.)

*Fashion: Everyone probably knows this by now, but Rihanna is working on a fashion line. My bet is that it will have heels and sunglasses. And possibly quasi-bondage gear.

*Thinslice this: Judgeby lets you, using Amazon user reviews, judge books by their covers. Kind of like Facestat for literature, I guess. [largehearted boy]

*Crack: And then Wham! George Michael was all of a sudden arrested in a London bathroom for crack possession. [loophole]

*The Internet: Alec Baldwin gets the Chuck Norris treatment. And by that I do NOT mean a roundhouse kick to the head. Or a full daily chest wax. [hinto]

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Video: Fleet Foxes’ “He Doesn’t Know Why”

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Video: Bon Iver plays “Dance Dance Dance” with Lykke Li

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Blogging about some blogs from the day job. Blog.

I have a day job (FOR NOW). I don’t write about it all that often on the ‘nerd, but it takes up kind of a lot of time. Also, it helps pay for food. And healthcare.

Anyway, a couple of things happening at said day job (for Iconoculture – a cultural and consumer trend research firm) may be of interest to regular listenerd readers.

1) We’re now pushing our weekly newsletter – which offers a taste of Iconoculture content – through an online publication (call it a blog if you REALLY WANT to). Check it out here. You will see Never Greens. And hangover-free red wine. And other such interesting things.

2) Iconoculture has a partnership with a local business publication, Twin Cities Business, through which we publish some stuff on a blog called Culture Capture. Unfortunately for all parties, if you go to the front page of their site and wait for a while, you may have to see a HUGE picture of the author rotate through.

I’m bald, everyone. Really bald. I can’t say with 100% assurance that there hasn’t been some hair photoshopping done to this picture. You know? Sorry.

Wait a second. Did I just blog about blogs? Ugh.