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Video: Bon Joviver’s “You Give Love a Bad Name”

Well. It’s good.

Links for 7.13.08: Bon Jovi’s concert, Lovett’s income, Google Trends anomalies…

*Albums: Twenty years and 4.6 million records sold, and Lyle Lovett has “never made a dime” off album sales? [largehearted boy]

*Numbers: Concert tour grosses were flat for the first half of 2008 – though number of tickets sold went down, prices went up. Also: “Things are fucked up.” [lefsetz]

*Review: It appears that Bon Jovi rocked Central Park yesterday.

*Video: “Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal” is a documentary detailing the ins and outs of the thrash metal scene. [switchblade comb] Fun fact: When I was in high school, skateboarding enthusiasts were called “thrashers.”

*Weird: The L.A. Times picked up on the swastika topping the Google Trends chart the other day. [murketing] In more recent Google Trends news: “ǝlƃooƃ noʎ ʞɔnɟ” takes over for a couple of hours!

*Local music: It is Bastille Day (tomorrow), and Cafe Barbette is celebrating by putting on a concert (today) featuring Faux Jean and Romantica. Also: there will be roller skating ladies.

*Icons: My favorite icon symbolizing the toilet is of a magazine that has fallen into the toilet. Or maybe that symbolizes me. Or America. Or our culture. Or the media. Or life.

Links for 7.8.08: Metal real estate, bikini bloggers, Nickelback’s triumph…

*Metal Real Estate: A fabulous report on the homes of the heavy metal stars from Metal Inquisition. [metal sucks]

*Wear: A JUSTICE fashion line. [psfk]

*Memory loss: I swear this was previously mentioned on the listenerd. EMI is wading into the world of vinyl reissues.

*Literature: The Indie Rock Coloring Book, Colour It Red, benefits the (RED) campaign. Also:The Indie Rock Connect the Dots book includes homages to Elliott Smith and Sleater-Kinney. [p-fork]

*Deals: Nickelback has signed a 360 deal with Live Nation for between $50M and $70M. Personally, I am not a fan of the band Nickelback. [getty images]

*Stats: Everybody hates music critics. (For me, it’s all the big words they use.) But we’ll take music recommendations from our friends!

*Listen: NPR posts a live set from a Fleet Foxes gig in Washington, DC. [music slut]

*Mental health: There are people paying to see Bon Jovi play in Central Park, even though it’s a free concert.

*Off topic: Urlesque gathers a linkbaiting list of 20 bloggers they would like to see in bikinis. WITH ONE GLARING OMISSION.

*Question: Who does not want a GUN for a CHANDELIER?

Video: Bon Jovi covers Duffy’s “Mercy”

If music were linguistics, this would be Esperanto. (No idea.)

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