Links for 11.25.08: Bono’s music store, Forte’s pardon, Obamafy yourself…
by Josh Kimball
*Downloads: Bono is going into the business of selling music with (Red) Wire, a digital download and discovery service. He’ll give a portion of the proceeds to the Global Fund, but he’ll probably be a prick about it.
*Pardon me?: President Bush pardons rapper John Forte, who was in jail on drug charges. Could Dubya be a closet Fugees fan?
*Digital music: Sales for Atlantic Records’ digital music eclipsed sales of their physical music for the same period.
*Nose flutes: If you can’t appreciate a good roundup of nose flute videos, I don’t know what you can appreciate. Though it’s probably some highfalutin’ bullshit. As I will point out in the comments of the linked-to post, however, they have forgotten the unforgettable “Sophie Monk Double-Nose Flute Incident” in their collection.
*Biz: How tethered to Apple is the growth of digital music (the paid kind)? I would just like to point out that wide swaths of the economy are going into the shitter. WIDE swaths. OK?
*Black Eyed Peas: Fergie is recording vocals for Slash’s – formerly of a little band called GUNS N’ ROSES – forthcoming album. I feel sort of bad for almost abandoning Fergie content, but she hasn’t peed herself in years. OK?
*Local: Oh, look. Nine Inch Nails is in town, and Trent Reznor is taking pictures of manhole covers!
*Twitter: Shaquille O’Neal has been twittering his thoughts on the Natalie Holloway case. What?
*Personal: Seriously. I’m very tired by the end of the day. OK?