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Poison Control Center and Mac vs. PC

Daytrotter offers up mp3s from frenetic Ames, Iowa band Poison Control Center (the review evokes the likes of NMH and Apples in Stereo), who I saw play with JOHN HODGMAN, of all people, back in the day.

Also: JOHN HODGMAN, you may be the star of those ads about the things, but are you STILL FEELING SO SUPERIOR after seeing THIS?

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Tech / Tunes links 7.31.07 – With imperfect knowledge of my own velocity

*Bee mystery clearing up? Not music, not tech, but a pet issue of mine nonetheless. Seriously; terrified. (Upshot: It might be a virus brought in by imported bees. Wohoo!) Everyone can start using those cellphones again.
*Incredibly awesome Chuck E. Cheese mod. Chuck’s animatronic band The Rockafire Explosion performs hip-hop opus “Ms. New Booty.” Must see. [via]
*The eMusic / AT&T partnership we mentioned yesterday is the real deal.
*Analyst says Google’s working on predictive search for mobile devices. (Anticipation engines!). Also 11% of Google innovation since 1999 has been telco related…
*Feces-dumping bandleader Dave Matthews signs a deal to sell one of his live CDs exclusively through Starbucks. [via] In my mind, the Matthews tour bus incident is on par with Fergie’s pants-peeing – an incidental event (which may not even be true) so inextricably linked with an artist one cannot but think of it whenever one sees or hears that person. I believe that James Hetfield’s London airport Talibeard detention (or non-detention, if Mr. Hetfield is to be believed) is making its way toward that status as well.
*The Execrable Local (kinda): Low does Daytrotter sessions. (Breaker, Violent Past, In Silence, Sandinista)
*Sasha Frere-Jones in the New Yorker on Damon Albarn’s operatic endeavours.

Bukowski in the Bookery

Daytrotter’s most excellent Bookery feature posts audio of musicians reading from books – other authors’ essays, poems, passages, etc. The most recent session is Kris Anaya of the band An Angle reading Charles Bukowski’s “My First Affair with an Older Woman.”

I love the feature, but it just goes to show you that no one should read Charles Bukowski but Charles Bukowski. (And he, only very rarely.)

Check out some tunes from An Angle on Hype Machine.

Daytrotter “Bookery” records musicians reading

OK: COOL! Beloved Daytrotter has started a Bookery section, in which musicians will read short stories, comics, Penthouse forum letters and such. Up now: Jarvis Cocker reads an Icelandic folktale.