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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.

Links for 5.11.10: 890 Tips for Better Abs

*Privacy: Would you like to watch the devolution of Facebook privacy? It might depress you. Or make you feel empowered. If you’re weird.

*Facial hair: Urlesque points us toward Food Beard. Well played, Urlesque’s Eliot Glazer. Well played. (I recommend this site if you like food and are at least open to beards.)

*Read: David Bowie’s Playboy interview from 1976. “I always treated my boys like real ladies.” Pardon?

*Genres: A Turkish heavy metal fan discovered Twitter’s recent “accept bug.” [waxy, whom I have previously cited as indomitable]

*Communications: Listen to Radio Shack’s Musical Messages. Remember outgoing messages? Their existence depresses me. [coudal]

*Videos: Radar launches music videos. I didn’t even know that music videos were still a thing.

*Music: You can get some streaming Frightened Rabbit here. You can also stream yourself some Band of Horses here. Wait. When did this blog start to be about MUSIC?

*Gaming: Is there a drought in Farmville? In the match between Facebook and Zynga, the only loser is the public. And possibly either Facebook or Zynga. But the public for sure.

*Local: Whoa, Wednesday May 26th will be Robyne Robinson’s last day on Minneapolis’ Fox 9? Huh. Luckily, I have no comment on the matter.

*Today’s links: F.

Musicians who Twitter

(*Updated November 3, 2009.)

I made Twitter list here.

As everyone knows, Twitter’s people search was non-existent until just recently, and is mediocre even now. Given that, I compiled a VERY SHORT LIST (NOT THE TRADEMARKED KIND) of musicians who Twitter.

I have tried following most of them, and I’ll be honest with you: the majority of them are very, very, very bad at Twittering. I had to quit them. I’m sorry. Shaq is the least musician among them, but perhaps the second-best Twitterer (Jonathan Coulton is easily the best), in a fucked-up zen sort of way.

(If you would rather just follow people who are smart and/or hilarious, go here and scroll to the bottom.) Lil Wayne and Chris Brown and some others did some Twittering for the VMAs a couple years ago and were awful, then quit, so I didn’t include them. Also, I cannot guarantee the authenticity of all of these accounts. There are a lot of fakesters out there, and it’s not difficult to impersonate inanity.

(Also, of course, you can always follow a REAL HUMAN BEING. Just saying.)

Another list here, from Mashable.

AC/DC
Lily Allen
Band of Horses
Sara Bareilles
Bjork
Bloc Party
The Cardinals
Nick Cave
Coldplay
Common
Jonathan Coulton
Rivers Cuomo
Ani Difranco
Snoop Dogg
Lady GaGa
MC Hammer
Imogen Heap
Hot Hot Heat
Talib Kweli
Lil Wayne
Mates of State
Dave Matthews
John Mayer
Muse
Willie Nelson
Oasis
Yoko Ono
Pearl Jam
Shaquille O’Neal
QTip
Questo of the Roots
The Raconteurs
Jay Reatard
John Roderick
Edward Roste
Soulja Boy
Britney Spears
Regina Spektor
John Tesh
John Vanderslice
Patrick Wilson
Tay Zonday

Also: you may visit this ever-expanding spreadsheet for new Twitter musicians.

Here are some other guides to Musicians on Twitter:

Pop Junikie now has a large list of bands on Twitter.
COED magazine has 406 Bands Who Twitter.
Each Note Secure
Drowned in Sound
Pitchfork
Music Twitters

Links for 1.17.08: The Stones’ drop, Lebowski’s mash, iPods’ sharing…

*From CES: The miShare allows iPod users to share their music.

*Long-time listenerd favorite Daytrotter gets an investor. [coolfer]

*The Associated Press has already written Britney Spears’ obituary. [lost remote]

*The USA Today on the Facebook-driven Scrabulous kerfuffle. Luckily, I am terrible at Scrabulous.

*Bearded Band of Horses frontman (and recent convert to anti-Wal-martism) Ben Bridwell talks about appealing to 12-year-old girls. The guy is weird. [largehearted boy]

*The Rolling Stones plan a one-off release with Universal. Sorry EMI. [digital music news] The interplay between artists and labels bores me (sorry). The space between music and consumers is much better.

*Music: A Big Lebowski mashup. [del.icio.us/jimray]

*Does Borders have an online music store on the way?

*Pediaphon: Use your MP3 player to listen to Wikipedia. [eHub]

*Video: Lasagna Cat. [pop candy]

Video: Band of Horses’ “Funeral” in a Ford commercial

Totally makes me want to buy a Ford truck. At Wal-mart.

[daily swarm]

Links for 11.17.07: Barack’s YTMND, Slacker’s machine, Kelly’s insanity +

*OurStage lets rich hipsters listen to top indie tunes on their iPhones. [techcrunch]

*The identity of a presidential candidate, delivered to you in an easy-to-consume, YTMND format: Barack Until the Break of Dawn. [triumph of bullshit]

*8-bit + hip-hop = Super Barrio Bros. [kotaku]

*Slacker releases its handheld player. [digital music news]

*Toilet Tunes: The finest in On-Toilet music delivery (plays automatically when the lid is up, shuts off when the lid is down). [boing boing gadgets]

*R. Kelly’s PR agent of 14 years bids adieu. “Mr. Kelly crossed a line that forever altered the scope of our relationship.” Oy. [xrrxf] Also, Vulture interviews Mr. Kelly here.

*Salon tells you “What You Missed While Watching ‘Project Runway.‘” Doubly painful to link to, since I’m not a Salon fan (long story) and think Rob Walker’s work in the Times is both painful and execrable (though his murketing stuff seems pretty awesome). [murketing deli.cio.us]

*Bob Dylan and Jack White are working on cranking out tunes from Hank Williams’ old never-produced lyrics? [peefork]

*Remember how Ben Bridwell and Band of Horses were all like “Eff the indie man, we’re taking money from the Man Man,” but then they decided to say “Eff the man,” and embrace the indie man, and ditch Wal-mart licensing at the last second? Well, Of Montreal isn’t doing that. They talk about the art of selling out on Stereogum.

*Videoville: A wiki for all your “cool music video” needs. Huh. Nothing yet. [fimoculous]

*GigaOm reviews music games (Phase and Musica) for the iPod. Tangentially: 183 point streak on iLike on Facebook. That is all.

*Take the Mental Floss lyrics quiz. I will not be destroyed (not part of this quiz – as far as a I know – but a sort of lyrics quiz nonetheless).

Links for 11.15.07: Elliott Smith balls, NMH screwed, ringtones tank +

*Band of Horses’ bearded Wal-mart apologist Ben Bridwell has changed his mind, and will now NOT be taking licensing dough from the world’s largest retailer for the BoH indie smash “The Funeral.” Now I can die in peace. With a decent soundtrack. [nme]

*Ringtone sales are down – a 20% decline from October 2006 to October 2007. [coolfer]

*Wu Killa Bee. The RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan carefully explains his music and film influences. [via jimray’s del.icio.us]

*There’s a DVD coming out – from McSweeney’s’ Wholpin – that contains footage of Elliott Smith playing a Rastafarian basketball player in a Paul Thomas Anderson short film. [the playlist]

*Social.FM has launched a Facebook app that will scan users’ profiles and make a little player from their faves. [hypebot]

*Ars Technica reviews the new Zunes.

*Feel free to hate on Blender’s 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums. Not here, but at Stereogum. Or somewhere else. (NMH @ #32? Behind Wilco? Really? Arcade Fire @ #6. Wow. But really. Not here.)

*Hannah Montana now has a Tooth Tunes MP3-playing toothbrush. Also, she is not pregnant. [shiny shiny]

*The Times reviews R&B’s “eccentric visionary” R. Kelly. Except for the criminal/sexual issues, the guy is really interesting.

*RCRD LBL has launched. Here’s their intro.

*Warner Music is kissing Steve Jobs and making up (they want to use iTunes to sell music for mobiles). [ars technica]

*A friend and colleague of mine is a hybrid mom. Be kind. Recycle. Also, elimination communication.

Links for 11.7.07: Facebook’s sound, Prince’s hate, Bridwell’s folly +

*Facebook’s music service has apparently begun rolling. [venture beat]

*Prince hates you. And me. [vulture]

*Sub Pop is opening its own digital music store. [filter]

*In social networks: MixRevolution – the soc net for DJs. Are there that many DJs? [listening post]

*Ugh. I love Ypulse as an information source, but upon a closer read today (which I unfortunately don’t often have time for) really mediocre analysis of Radiohead + the youth market. Scary.

UPDATE: From the comments – My main (overly harsh) complaint about the Ypulse post was with saying control was one of the big takeaways (see the ‘ments below for too much wordiness on the subject). Yp’s Anastasia counters by saying that I’m getting all semantical. Which is probably fair. Finally, we agree on the maxim “Wine before bloggy, everything foggy.” (OK, I just made that up. But you know.)

*Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell keeps talking about his band’s Wal-mart licensing deal. [largehearted boy]

*Lily Allen has become a lingerie model for Agent Provocateur. [peefork]

*How would you like to smell like Jay-Z? [popeater via daily swarm]

Links for 10.14.07: Going ham, Fire loss, casinos score +

*The music business’ big winners: Casinos. They drive traffic to the tables, while also serving as a reliable revenue source, especially for country bands. [mediaeater]

*Also via media eater, I’m not usually a Godin guy at all, but this post about Radiohead and the “mediocre middle” makes sense well beyond the record industry.

*Commenter Startling Moniker digs up the probable meaning of YouTube star Soulja Boy’s “go ham on ’em.” The interview here; and a quick gloss: “‘Being as that I’m from the fraternity Lam de Lam de Lam, we are always looking for sacrificial lambs. We take them to Bethlehem then we take them to Birmingham. See Birmingham and Bethlehem is where they go ham, ham is mayhem.’ Mayhem means like go crazy.”

*A cassette tape tape dispenser: for all your taping needs. [scifi tech]

*Cinematical runs snaps from Things We Lost in the Fire, a movie that looks overwrought, but appears to take its name from a great Low album.

*The Washington Post has devised a nifty infographic-cum-algorithm on musical sellouts: “The Moby Quotient, generated by the formula below, determines the degree to which artists besmirch their reputations when they lend their music to hawk products or companies.”

Based on my own estimates and this algorithm, Band of Horses licensing “The Funeral” to Wal-mart scores a 61.45. [musick in the head]

Links for 10.8.07: Mobile music, Biggie, Jimi’s juice, Brid-mart +

*Writes the Wall Street Journal on mobile music: “A hopeful sign: The carriers seem to understand that cellphones are no threat to displace the PC as the hub of the digital-music experience.” There are so many things wrong with that sentence, I don’t know where to start. OK: carriers.

*Scenes from the Biggie Smalls casting call.

*Snocap and CD Baby, who dissolved their business partnership last week, bring the hate.

*MSNBC buys social news site Newsvine. MSNBC.com Exec Producer Rex Sorgatz (Mpls locals may know him as a sort of Sid Hartman 2.0) comments on the purchase via Fimoculous. [NY Times]

*PaidContent glosses a recent Wharton research paper that looks at online recommendation services. The original doc is here. And it is academic.

*Peefork on Cease to Begin, Band of Horses’ latest: 7.7 – Wal-martastic! (Here’s Stylus on them, as well.)

*The Jimi Hendrix Liquid Experience – an energy drink. Take that, Pimp Juice. [Daily Swarm]