the listenerd

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Links for 11.14.08: Musebin’s shorties, Kanye’s day, singing interviews…

*Buskers: The New York Times addresses the tragic death of Seattle’s Tuba Man. Sad story. I still love the term “busker.”

*Photography: Kissing the Ceiling – a series of photos of people kissing the ceiling. SOMETIMES IN AN AWESOME MANNER, LIKE WHILE STANDING ON A DOORKNOB. [urlesque]

*Short attention span: Musebin combines Twitter-style music reviews with Reddit-style ratings. I am not an enemy of the short. Generally. [listening post]

*Kanye: In today’s Kanye news, Mr. West got arrested (again) for getting into it with a photographer. He called himself the voice of his generation. And he apologizes to Jared Leto for “fronting.”

*Polling: FiveThirtyEight.com‘s Nate Silver signs a two-book deal. Considering the “Things White People Like” guy got a one-book deal, this is only fair.

*Metal: In what Metal Sucks (and I’m not one to argue with such experts as they on this matter) has dubbed “the second most metal video of all time,” the following video consists of two guys drinking beer and punching each other. For like 6 minutes.

*Interviews: Watch Okkervil River’s singing interviews on Stereogum. No, really. Watch.

*Professional: I have a Linked In group called Professionals in Support of Clarity, Levity and Brevity. I don’t know why. YET.

Links for 11.10.08: McSweeney’s distills, M.I.A. eats, celebrity urination…

*Things: This McSweeney’s list is kind of like what the listenerd would be if the listenerd were distilled down into nothing but awesomeness, then baked on a sheet of rad and peppered with cardamom. (I don’t know what cardamom is. And I don’t really like the word rad.) [daily swarm]

*Crowdsourcing: At The Next Big Sound, you listen to demos of unsigned bands, pick the ones you think will become popular, then reap the social benefits of being smarter than everyone else. I can’t make the explanation any simpler than that. I’m sorry. [mashable]

*Free music!: eMusic is offering free music through Pizza Hut. The crossover in customers between these two brands cannot be high. IT CANNOT.

*Riders: Do you want to know what M.I.A. likes to eat? You can find out at the Smoking Gun. [stereogum]

*Hardware: Dell is scrapping its plans to build an MP3 player, and will instead focus on software that will compete with iTunes.

*Maximum incontinence: I am a huge public urination fan. Not sure if you knew that. Or if you wanted to know.

*Local: FiveThirtyEight.com looks at the Minnesota Senate race recount. Holy fucking awesome breakdown!

*Parties: You should at least consider attending the Switchblade Comb 1st anniversary party on Friday, November 28 at the Nomad World Pub. I know I would consider it if I weren’t old. And bald.