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Links for 10.7.08: Weezer’s records, Rock Band merch and dead mammals…

*Merch: T-shirts for Rock Band bands. You can upload your own band logo. I have never played Rock Band, and in fact, I might be retarded. [pop candy]

*Nerds: You can now put Pandora on your Chumby. Wait. Pandora is still around? It’s not illegal yet? WHAT? (Also, that was not supposed to be a euphemism.)

*Video: Kanye rolls out his “Love Lockdown” music video.

*Videos: Weezer rounds up a bunch of world record wannabes for their latest video, for their song “Troublemaker.” Also, that Weezer dude has a MOUSTACHE and doesn’t seem to be embarrassed about it.

*Gear: Would you like a guitar amp in a toaster? Also, it’s decorated with flames.

*Fashion: Oh, and Sasha Frere-Jones is thinking up his own Neighborhoodies. [twitter]

*Books: Thomas Pynchon has a new book coming out in August 2009. I haven’t even finished not reading “Gravity’s Rainbow” yet.

*Also: Oh yeah, and one in four mammals faces extinction. Side note: HOLY SHIT, I AM A MAMMAL OH NOOOO!!!!!11

Links for 8.26.08: Coldplay’s clothes, Blippr, Rihanna + Numa Numa…

*After Muxtape: Muxtape was shut down by the RIAA last week; OpenTape and 8tracks are alternatives for those who cannot live without their playlists. [mashable]

*Shortness: Blippr is a twitter-like platform enabling micro-reviews of albums (and movies and games and books) – all reviews must be 160 characters or fewer. [idolator] Rather than lambaste the lobotomization of our list-loving, bullets-and-brevity culture, I prefer to embrace the rigor and rhetorical discipline engendered by services with character limitations such as twitter or blippr. It’s like sonnets or whatever, mfers.

*Politics: Bands playing at or around the Democratic National Convention include Rage Against the Machine, Death Cab for Cutie, the Black Eyed Peas and Kanye West.

*Fashion: Coldplay makes their own clothes.

*Hip-hop: Karl Lagerfeld loves rap. This makes me want to dress up. And I never want to dress up.

*Samples: T.I. and Rihanna sample the Numa Numa song on their latest single.

*Obit: Dr. Dre’s son, Andre Young, Jr. was found dead on Saturday; age 20. [spinner]

*Social Media: Everybody loves FriendFeed’s new Fake Follow. I would also like an algorithm that left innocuous, ambiguous (and seemingly relevant) comments on friends’ items at irregular intervals. [techcrunch]

*Trash talking: If you are employed and disgruntled, Glass Door lets you spout off. [psfk]

Links for 8.20.08: Can songwriters make a living selling clothes?

*Royalties: Lyric Culture sells clothes with song lyrics on them, with the songwriters receiving royalties. Seriously, the twitter fortune cookie idea wasn’t that outrageous… [ypulse]

*Sap: A few months old, but a 33-minute NPR interview with the couple from the movie “Once.” [buzzsugar]

*Bands: Paste magazine takes a look at up-and-coming bands: Bon Iver, Wale. [pop candy] (Thanks for the dumb-ass interstitial ads when I try to go out the door Pop Candy!)

*Rich people: Forbes lists hip-hops richest moguls of 2008. [daily swarm]

*Local: Read the Reveille review of Bon Iver’s recent concert at First Ave: “I’ve been to sold-out shows at First Avenue before, but not like this one. Even in the back of the room, the fringes of the crowd were just as rapt and reverent as the ones at the front.” (At this rock club, they will shush you if you so much as rustle during a Low set.)

*Huh: Toby Keith is a Democrat.

*Off topic: Shoes that look like waffles. [neatorama]

*Olympics: Race Usain Bolt with your fingers. [jimray]