Links for 1.2.09: Prince’s albums, torrenting records, vinyl bling
by Josh Kimball
*Labels: Open Your Eyes Records distributes all of its new music via BitTorrent. This may come as a shock to you (geek that I am probably perceived to be), but I have never torrented anything. Because I am retarded. And about as impatient as they come.
*Sales: Go to Coolfer for charts (with COLORS) breaking out music sales for 2008. All things considered, not bad. I mean, we’re in a global economic meltdown.
*Economy: People are taking less pay in order to have any job at all. I’m crying on the outside. And inside.
*Fashion: The party’s over for makers of novelty New Year’s Eve eyewear.
*Green: Landsharing connects people with the yard space for great gardens with gardeners who want to expand their growing potential. Look, not everything in the world is about music. Also, I’m a shitty gardener.
*Local: Watch some video of Mark Mallman on New Year’s Eve at MNStories.
*Twitter: Tweetree actually looks pretty useful – though if I can’t star things from inside it, I can’t use it.