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Tag: basketball

Video: Boston Celtics fan dance

[buzzfeed]

Links for 7.2.08: Jeezy’s candidate, Will.i.am’s success story, Kobe’s ass…

*Young Jeezy’s insightful political analysis of the current American presidential race: “Barack, he has a lot of things going for him.” [daily swarm]

*Speaking of: Will.i.am tells the story behind the “Yes, We Can” video. If Will.i.am is half the storyteller he is a songwriter, we are in for a world of hurt. And I mean that in as loving a manner as I can muster.

*Does Madonna have a thing going with A-Rod? Also: Who here is more disgusted than me?

*Zune is launching webisodes featuring N.E.R.D., Nelly, and Linkin Park.

*Download: “Kobe, tell me how my ass taste?” ringtone. [listening post]

*Video: Bjork plays with Sigur Ros. [brooklyn vegan]

*Fashion: Soulja Boy sneakers from Yums. I just supersoaked myself. [ypulse]

*Off topic: This handkerchief has moustaches on it! [uncrate]

Links for 6.30.08: Converse virals, dropped crotch trousers, Britney returns?

*The New Yorker attends the opening of Adam Yauch’s documentary “Gunnin’ for that #1 Spot.” This magazine story contains a lot of descriptions of text messaging.

*Handheld Shows: It’s kind of like Daytrotter. Or The Take Away Shows. Or Black Cab Sessions. But with lesser-known bands. [rawkblog]

*Local: LAist interviews former Trip Shakespeare and Semisonic singer-songwriter Dan Wilson, talking about his solo album, Free Life: “I think I’ve always aspired to write radically simple songs, using the minimum words, things normal people would say, and the fewest, simplest chords to support the music. It hasn’t always worked out that way but it’s always been in my mind to do that.” [largehearted boy]

*MTV would consider giving Britney a second chance at this year’s VMAs? Gimme?

*This will be my last Converse post. Nice viral, though. Vomit.

*Home brew music applications for the Nintendo DS. [waxy]

*Off topic: There is an article in the New York Times Sunday Styles section about “dropped crotch” trousers that I am unable to find online. Suffice it to say that I like the idea of “dropped crotch” trousers.

Video: Trailer for Beastie Boys-made doc “Gunnin’ for That #1 Spot”

Mentioned previously on the ‘nerd, this doc about high school basketball was directed by the Beastie Boys Adam Yauch.

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.