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Month: January, 2011

Video: Iron and Wine’s “Tree by the River” Take Away Show

Links for 1.19.11: I am losing my hair.

*Books: Bob Dylan signed a deal with Simon & Schuster to write six more books. I liked Chronicles: Volume 1 a LOT more than I thought I would.

*Questions: Is Kanye West the Don Draper of hip-hop? Also, who is the Al Swearingen of R&B? [fluxtumblr]

*Feelings: If you have been wondering about who the 50 Most Loathsome People in America are this year, Buffalo Beast offers up their opinion.

*Advertising: It seems like Unevolved Brands should be called Unevolved Logos or Unevolved Visual Identities. But maybe I pick unnecessarily? Go there, and you can attempt to identify companies based on their distilled brand identities. [joshspear]

*Shows: You can watch the entirety of an episode of Austin City Limits that features Band of Horses and The National here.

*Blogs: There’s a new music blog in the world. It’s called PopDust. Here’s what the New York Times says about it. BIEBER.

*Cycling: Geneviève Bujold steals the spotlight in this tumblr of celebrities riding bikes. And I don’t even know who Geneviève Bujold is.

*Twitter: These tweets are all pretty good.

*Today’s links: F.

Video: Mashed Up Mashup

Girl Talk’s “Night Ripper” v. “All Day”


Video: Watsky raps (this guy is Twista-esque)

Flooded McDonald’s: Life, Meet Art



I have a blog-memory like a fucking elephant. Except for that Cloud Cult video I double-posted a couple weeks back. Ugh.

Video: Miss Arkansas’ yodeling ventriloquism

Video: The Art of Teknique


Links for 1.12.11: The Chiming

*Headline: “In Florida’s Prison System, Honey Buns Are the Ultimate Comfort Food.” I just wanted to type honey buns.

*LINKING: You can now link to specific sentences within New York Times articles. Using this thing, which they are calling Emphasis, I am attempting to send you to the first sentence of the fourth paragraph of an article in the New York Times telling you how to do this. (It may not work.)

*Food: I want to eat the shit out of this cake. REAL BAD. (The artist is Amy Stevens.)

*Images: Coudal linked to this gorgeous “Attribute Portrait #3” by Jelmar Geertsma earlier. Nice, no? (Here are some less attractive cakes that look like human heads.)

*Local: According to The Advocate, Minneapolis is the gayest city in the country. Very interesting! For instance, I didn’t know Minneapolis had a thriving bear community before reading this!

*Blogs: Wow. Worldchanging kicked the bucket?

*Video: Sorry for the lack of embed, but here’s Iron and Wine performing “Tree By the River” for Daytrotter. Seriously; I feel pretty terrible about the no embedding thing.

*Tests: How musical are you? For what it’s worth, I don’t know how musical I am. Also, I feel like some kind of Facebook quiz asshole right now?

*Today’s links: F.

Video: A beer fridge catapult

What the hell is a trebuchet, anyway?

Video: Minnesota Death Star

You’ve probably already seen it, but this is the Minnesota Death Star.

Video: Cee Lo’s “Fuck You” in sign language

Video: Ken Nordine’s FELONIOUS 720 480 REV

the listenerd listening room

I’m playing with these listening rooms created by Abe Fettig. I’m going to open up listenerd rooms at some point for the next few days. Join if you want to try some group listening (the platform is still unstable and has some bugs, so you may run into some issues for the next couple weeks).

Video: Josh Groban sings Kanye’s tweets on Kimmel

You had me at “SEO-like predictive algorithm jacked directly into my RSS feed.”