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Category: music

Links for February 25, 2012: The Badgermin, rock deaths, magical secrets!

Instruments: It’s pretty much impossible for me not to link to The Badgermin, a combination badger-that’s-been-made-into-taxidermy and theremin. In fact, this kind of thing is the very reason the listenerd exists today. Well, this and a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Yes, what you are reading is the verdant future you’ve long been promised. (All that last part is complete bullshit.)

Booze: You can buy wine at White Castle now. You may find this strange to hear, but White Castle has long been on the forefront of experimental marketing and product-mix best practices. TRUTH.

Death: Just Passing Through offers interested readers pictures of boring places where rock stars passed away. Show me a place where future rock stars WILL die, THEN we have something. [pop loser]

Cold: Terje Isungset makes musical instruments out of ice.

Mashups: For all you dubstep fans out there, I know you’ll appreciate this video of dubstep violin.

Magic: Teller actually gives some decent tricks of the magician’s trade in this article from the Smithsonian. For instance, keep the trickery outside the frame. And, to fool the mind, combine at least two tricks. Of course, this whole article could be some sort of sleight of hand?

Retail: Ransack New York is, SORT OF like many others, trying to make backstory a boon. They’re selling used goods with a sheen of cool for premium prices. For instance, you can buy a semi-vintage, blood-splattered Budweiser shirt for just $48.

Today’s links: Back to F. (Still unsure on the Tyrolean hat.)

Video: Doomtree’s “Bangarang”

I think I have a new video. Har Mar Superstar interprets Doomtree.

20th Century Fox Flute Edition

You had me at doot-doo-doo-doo.

Video: Bon Joviver’s “You Give Love a Bad Name”

Well. It’s good.

Video: Benoît Sauvé jams on the, uh, recorder

Video mashup: 70 people singing Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”

Video: The life cycle of a bike

Chain a bike to a post in Soho for a year, and watch what happens.

Video: Movie mashup makes Lionel Richie’s “Hello”

This is what I was looking for.

Video: He-Man vs. LMFAO “I’m Sexy and I Know It’ mashup

Video: Actual music video for Polica’s “Lay Your Cards Out”

Links for January 14, 2012: CES, tubing crow, birds in books, long sentences, Minneapolis skyway, puppy power

Aviary: Basically, these drawings of birds in books are completely awesome. BIRDS FOREVER! (I don’t care about birds.) [mefi]

Urban: Kottke linked to this article about how the Minneapolis skyway came to be. And now I link to it, too? Someday I will post my skyway-based screenplay, which centers around the search for the mythical(?) spot where the Minneapolis and St. Paul skyways meet (above the Mississippi river).

Writing: Should one write long sentences or should one write short sentences? Close readers of this site (zero are known) will note that I am partial to the short sentence, with occasional long-sentence interjections.

Music: Read over these popular songs re-written as Shakespearean sonnets. [liquidchroma]

Retro: In today’s things-that-look-like-other-things edition, these notebooks that look like VHS tapes are kind of good?

Work: I went to CES in Las Vegas this week. Mat Honan also went to CES this week. (Read the second link, if you have any time or familiarity with the event!)

Personal: For real. This living creature invades my very life next weekend. CAN YOU FEEL THE HATE EMANATING FROM HER?

Today’s links: F.

Video: Howler performs “Back of Your Neck” live at The Current

They’re no Polica?

Video: Korean kids do Daft Punk


Links for January 7, 2012: This space unintentionally left blank

Funereal: “Poland is the European superpower of coffin production.” A good read on how Polish coffins are made from the Financial Times (it might require you to register if you haven’t before; sorry).

Furthermore: Live! I see dead people is a tumblr dedicated to photoshopping deceased band members out of old album covers. [notnoisepollution]

Fashion: This photo gallery of personalized bomber jackets is fairly awesome. Cooler than one might imagine after reading that dry-ass intro. Joshua! Step it the fuck up! [mefi]

Furthermore: Van Halen sneakers. I hope they have good ankle support, given all the jumping. [coudal]

Movies: Stanley Kubrick animated gifs. They are called essential, but I think they can be lived without. That doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy looking at them for 3 seconds, though.

Flipping: SEQINTEC, a kickstarter project that sought to bring REVERSE SUNGLASSES to the people, was recently funded! Barely! REVERSE SUNGLASSES!

Fitness: The New York Times Magazine issues a lengthy takedown of modern yoga, saying it’s dangerous for a large proportion of those now attempting it. I’ve been wanting to take some yoga classes at a local hippie yoga joint, but the most suitable class is a “men’s yoga night,” which strikes me as really creepy? And hairy?

Local: Forbes ran an article about how Twin Cities-based Best Buy is experiencing a slow demise. Best Buy’s CEO responds. The mustache makes a strong statement.

Today’s links: F.