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Video: A phonograph playing soothingly

I think that’s a dog’s leg in the lower right. Which somewhat upsets the overall soothing tone. But is notable. (This is apparently The Georgians on a 1928 Columbia Viva-tonal 602.)

Links for 1.31.09: Peakniks, baby BlackBerries, “mellifluous”

*Mixed media: You know how I love mixed media. Unless you accidentally came here through some who-knows-how-relevant search terms. Check out these book covers made for films.

*Coinage: Peakniks = people who believe the best has come and gone. Peak oil, peak carbon, peak debt, peak beer…

*Toys: Your child needs a BlackBerry just as badly as you do. [rob t]

*Topography: Look over this hot dog map of West Virginia. I have never been to West Virginia. And I hate relish. HATE IT.

*Ink: Tattoos of food. FOOD. DELICIOUS, DELICIOUS FOOD. [murketing]

*Twitter: Waxy points out this Google spreadsheet of musicians on Twitter. (Most of them are very bad. I’m just saying.) Wait. Willie Nelson?

*Directory: New Yorker music writer Sasha Frere-Jones offers a directory of people on Twitter. I was unable to identify myself among them. Sad.

*Language: GOOD magazine points to the 100 most beautiful words in the English language. I was going to be pissed if mellifluous wasn’t on there. But then it was.

*Music: This generator allows you to create music from any text file. Is this utter fucking bullshit?

Video: Desperate Man Blues on

A film on vinyl collector Edward Gillen. NOTE THAT IT STARTS WITH OLD-TIMEY VIDEO OF A PHONOGRAPH PLAYING. COINCIDENCE? (If the embed is sucking for you, click here.)

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Video: Avatar-based Super Bowl commercial for Coke

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Video: U2’s “Get Your Boots On” music video

I have previously mentioned my disdain for Bono, so I will refrain from doing so again.