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Video: Watch cocktails explode in slow motion

All that, and also the Beastie Boys. Have I ever asked if I ever shut the hell up?

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Video: Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch has cancer

Links for 4.23.09: Fair Trade music, offline Facebook, Benjamin Franklin letters…

*Sustainability: The Guardian asks, Could there be such a thing as Fair Trade music?

*Amusing: Songs as alert boxes. It’s better than it sounds. Kind of. [buzzfeed via tds]

*Offline: Analog Facebook books. (WITH HOLES CUT OUT FOR THE EYES.) [eyeteeth]

*Prints: Check out this Beastie Boys shit. Again. (I think.)

*BREAKING: Some copies of Benjamin Franklin letters not seen since 1755 were uncovered recently by a California professor. Benjamin Franklin took cold-air baths. NAKED.

*Twitter: Mr. Kottke defends twitter against the likes of Ms. Dowd. Now I’m torn. I think. Erik Price, who is actually pretty good at Twitter, writes on the topic, too.

*Note: Happy birthday to my dad.

Links for 1.21.09: Obama’s media FX, Kanye’s mullet, Beastie art…

*The Inauguration: This is probably worth a longer post – and I may do one for the jobby blog – but during President Obama’s inauguration yesterday, Google traffic dropped while Twitter traffic spiked (along with a bounce in traffic for Flickr and other social sites). Eschewing their habitual seeking of a-temporal information in a time of excitement, people reached out to each other.

*Hair: I, for one, love Kanye West’s black mullet (or “blullet”). But then again, I’m bald. FOREVER.

*Artwork: Putting Ad Rock in religious art isn’t blasphemy, it’s business. And blasphemy. Probably. Technically. (Works of art that include the Beastie Boys.) [hinto]

*Lists: JamsBio lists The Beatles’ songs from worst to best.

*Criticism: Pitchfork gives Bon Iver’s new Blood Bank EP a 7.9. (I am typing this with 8 fingers.)

*Twitter: Cursebird offers potty mouths a real-time look at all the swearing that’s happening on Twitter. Right now, fuck is winning. FUCK IS WINNING!!!!! (Here is my personal swearing graph.) [poploser]

*Earnings: Apple reports record earnings for its most recent quarter. iPods kill, though the iPhone was a tad ill. And by that I mean that sales did not meet expectations.

*Covers: Bonny “Prince” Billy covers Danzig’s “Am I Demon.” [cameronr]

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 3.31.08: Words and Tapes, my Bono hatred, Ludacris goes green…

*Minneapolis blog Culture Bully interviews Tapes N’ Tapes’ Josh Grier.

*Virgin Media is coming down on illegal downloaders in the UK for the first time. [techmeme]

*U2 signs a 12-year deal with Live Nation. It seems like it’s been forever since I mentioned my hatred of Bono.

*Tommy Lee and Ludacris will star on a Planet Green show called Battleground Earth. They’ll be struggling to keep their respective concert tours green, driving biofuel busses. And cutting down on their toilet paper usage? [treehugger]

*Music widget maker QLOUD (pronounced CLOUD!!!) has been purchased by Buzznet. [mashable]

*50 Cent, who threw his support behind Senator Clinton several months ago, has now shifted his allegiances and has endorsed Senator Barack Obama. As far as we know, The Game is still behind Kucinich. [huffpo]

*Beastie Boy Adam Yauch (whom you may know as MCA) has directed a film, Gunnin’ for that #1 Spot, a documentary about some of the country’s top high school basketball players. [pop candy. Seriously Pop Candy, your links that go to interstitial ads SOOOOOOOOOOCK.]