Links for 6.14.10: I am ruddy with beer and sunlight. And 1,000 ways to improve your abs.
by Josh Kimball
*Music: I expect to read 1,000 articles about the vuvuzela over the next couple of weeks. Eventually, they will coalesce into a sort of buzzing noise in the background of my consciousness. That – THAT – is this instrument’s genius. As a metaphor.
*Business: Will a Google music store launch this fall? I’m a loyal patron of the Amazon MP3 store at this point, but I’d love to see more happening to push iTunes.
*Download: This ZIP file (I know, right?) of an Orson Welles audio file – an autobiographical interview – is worth listening to, and is even worth looking up what a ZIP FILE is (or used to be). I’ve only listened to minutes, but his voice is incredible. He talks about Othello, The Magnificent Ambersons, and more.
*Hacks: Swing versions of some of your favorite songs (if you are a relatively old American person), including Sweet Child O’ Mine and Enter Sandman.
*Blogging: Maybe soon The Awl will be too big to fail? The bloggers’ blog is looking to expand.
*Today’s links: F.