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Links for 12.27.08: Pianocktail maker, 2008 = fail, Springsteen’s Wal-mart embrace…

*Inventions: “The pianocktail is a piano that mixes drinks based on the combination of keys played.” [waxy]

*The T-shirt Economy: The New York Times looks at music and licensing. Well, the article starts out on the licensing front, then talks about 360 deals, jingles, and the various challenges of the music business as a whole.

*Lists: Adweek joins in the list-making herd, with the top five “branded music” initiatives. Will.i.am’s “Yes We Can” for Barack Obama and Chris Brown’s Wrigley jingle make the cut. [largehearted boy]

*Words: More on this year’s buzzwords from the New York TimesThe year of the fail. [kottke]

*Social music: Last.fm co-founder Richard Jones talks about the operational challenges of managing the data the music social network has collected. “It is a huge challenge; the common numbers are something like 300 million different tracks that we’ve recorded (that’s in tons of different spellings), and about 20 million different artists.”

*Money: Bjork is backing a Sustainable Investment Fund. [Tepid swan joke.]

*Retail: Bruce Springsteen will be putting out a greatest hits album that will only be available at Wal-Mart. If things keep going the way they’re going, Wal-mart may soon be the only physical retailer left. [xrrf]

*Local: The St. Paul Winter Carnival will have an indoor blues festival this year. Here’s the schedule. Indoors?

*Twitter: Read these three.

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Links for 10.29.08: Footloose rises, the Beatles may return, Bjork weeps…

*BIG NEWS: Zac Efron is going to do a Footloose remake. My favorite scene from Footloose was the one with the dancing. And the hay.

*Rumors: Is a Beatles’ Rock Band coming out tomorrow? Also, is a global economic meltdown threatening our very way of life? Seriously. It’s something to think about. [daily swarm]

*Auctions: Christie’s is selling off some serious rock memorabilia, including stuff from Patti Smith, the Velvet Underground, the Ramones, and Bowie. By the way, thanks a lot for all the help on that Cat Power-Bowie cover, too. Assholes.

*Social commentary: Bjork comments on Iceland’s economy and environment – “Usually I don’t notice politics. I live happily in the land of music-making. But I got caught up in it because politicians seem bent on ruining Iceland’s natural environment.” [daily swarm]

*P2P: LimeWire to sell content from Comedy Central records through its legit P2P store.

*Time: A boombox watch from Flud. Seriously, if this thing were only 100X larger, I would be all over it. Also, Kanye’s blog does a shitty job of linking to the actual product or item posted about. Just saying. [kanye]

*Infographics: The History of the United States economy from GOOD magazine. It’s pretty. And pretty scary. Ha?

*Blogging: Blogging makes me tired. Here is the Twittercide thing I wrote for the day job.

Video: Nattúra, a Radiohead and Bjork collaboration

[hypetrak]

Links for 8.23.08: Bjork v. P-fork, Coltrane’s house, Metallica streams…

*Video: Chromeo plays Live from Daryl Hall’s House. Who’s next? Daft Punk playing at his house? [waxy]

*Haterade: Bjork hates Pitchfork even more than you do. “just read that pitchfork.com credited nico muhly for the choir arrangement of “hidden place” from vespertine . also that he has done string arrangements for me . this is not true . journalists : please read the creditlist before you write your articles” [music slut]

*Jazz: Second-graders fall in love with jazz legend John Coltrane. Then they try to save the house in which he wrote “A Love Supreme.” [fark]

*Streaming: You can listen to Metallica’s new single, “The Day That Never Comes,” on MySpace legally, without being sued. [pop candy]

*Local: Minneapolis nightclub First Avenue has redesigned their website. Now with 50% more pulsating! The history section is worth a read. They also twitter when shows are announced or sold out.

*Viral video: Rob Walker looks at Blendtec’s “Will It Blend?” YouTube series. Personally, my favorite part is when a lot of toxic dust comes wafting out of the blender.

*Namaste.

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 12.1.07: Will.i.am’s “Girl,” Gondry does Bjork, Brian Wilson raps +

*Another iJigg-like Digg-for-music thing: thesixtyone.com. [mefi]

*Net, Blogs and Rock’n’Roll: On the bad habits of music bloggers.

*For the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album, Kanye West will be remixing “Billie Jean,” the Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am will take on “The Girl Is Mine” among others, and Akon will try his hand at “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin.'” [marrina]

*Michel Gondry + Bjork = “Declare Independence” on stereogum.

*From WFMU: Lost track of of Brian Wilson rapping. It was aired on the Dr. Demento show in 1992. Dr. Demento.

*Maybe I’m just uninspired today?