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Links for 6.17.08: Biggie movie blog, Heart concerts, eMusic money…

*The producer of the new Notorious BIG biopic has been blogging. [pop candy]

*Words: A tag cloud from the manuscript of John Hodgman’s new book, “More Information Than You Require.” To me, this is very calming.

*eMusic is raising subscription rates. I dropped eMusic more than a year ago; with the introduction of Amazon’s MP3 store, I don’t miss it a bit.

*MP3 blog ad networks: That sentence looks like word salad. Predictably, music blogs are loving the idea, though.

*Artsy: The Heart Chamber Orchestra: Listen to the heartbeats of 12 musicians hooked up to ECG sensors. Videos are here. [neural]

*Off topic: BB Gadgets has video of a Teddy Ruxbin hacked to recite Twitters.

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Links for 5.11.08: Homosexuality in hip-hop, the Village in the 60s, Cloud Cult paints…

*The Wall Street Journal covers Cloud Cult’s on-stage painting. Watch the video here.

*On the making of the Olinda radio.

*Suze Rotolo, the lady who was walking with Bob Dylan on the cover of “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” album has written a book, “A Freewheelin’ Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties.” She says of the famous photograph: “I felt like an Italian sausage. Every time I look at that picture, I think I look fat.”

*Video: The rest of that Nokia Tune (at :15 in). [neatorama]

*On homosexuality in the hip-hop world: Former MTV exec Terrance Dean writes about what happens on the down low in “Hiding in Hip-Hop.” [xrrf]

*Game: Name that television theme song. [fimoculous]

*Off topic: I have this conversation a lot.

*Followup: An alternate Facestat pic was uploaded, and the wisdom of crowds now puts the age of the man in it at 29 (compared to 42 for the original pic). That is all.

Video: Wizard Rock doc: “We Are Wizards”

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