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Tag: coachella

Video: Bloodbuzz, Bromance

This has made the rounds, but it’s too good not to post. Broing from Coachella 2011 to The National’s “Bloodbuzz, Ohio.”

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Links for 4.17.09: Streaming Coachella, Record Store Day, a coffee printer…

*Music news: MOG has gotten another overhaul, and is now your #!1 site for music news! Or something. I feel like these dudes have switched directions at least a few times now. Maybe they need some guidance.

*Coachella: See some of the Coachella performances streamed at this ATT site.

*Social media: We Are Hunted uses social media sentiment and activity metrics to aggregate the most buzzed-about songs of the day. [mental orange]

*Ceremony: Is Record Store Day a Gen Y Hallmark holiday or a meaningful gesture toward a Slow Music movement? I don’t know the answer to this question. But maybe you should read this Billboard article about the day’s 10 best events and releases.

*Video: Little Big Cremaster – a level in the game Little Big Planet that was inspired by Matthew Barney’s Cremaster cycle. [waxy]

*Ciao: A video for Ciao! Tiga that you do NOT want to avoid. Reaction to the gum part has been largely positive. [jarlady]

*Green: Check out this eco-friendly printer concept that uses coffee and tea dregs. I’ll tell you one thing: I would sniff the shit out of those documents. Especially in the morning. [presurfer]

*Film: MichelGondry.org. I could find no chewing gum on this site.

*Twitter: What I like about Fireland (one of the funniest dudes on Twitter) is illustrated on his Tumblr – “I’m not putting this #followfriday on Twitter where it belongs because I have all of these embarrassing rules for myself that keep me from being a healthy member of the community.”

Links for 1.26.09: Concert layaway, Zune go away? and other items

*Records: Did you know that the White House Record collection includes Led Zeppelin IV? Side note: I used to skip school to play pick-up basketball with the car door open and “The Battle of Evermore” blaring out of the cheap-ass speakers. I’m not proud of it, I’m just reporting it. Assholes.

*Devices: Microsoft’s Zune apparently has recorded a $100M drop in revenue over last year, causing some to speculate that the device everyone but Barack Obama loves to hate will find itself under the falling axe of MSFT budget cuts.

*Economics: Given the brutal economic climate, music festivals like Coachella are starting to offer layaway plans, allowing fans to commit to tickets and start paying in advance, so they’re sure to make the shows.

*Fashion: Kanye West designs Louis Vuitton sneakers. They are reddish. “The inspiration came from a jacket with a huge collar in the movie ‘Dune.'”

*Hardware: Lightbulbs that are also speakers. HOLY, would I ever like to bust up these things somehow. [bb gadgets]

Links for 5.30.08: A Blu-ray record, Rihanna’s “Distrubia,” The Dead’s kicks…

*From Grooveshark: TinySong is a a tinyurl for songs. HUH!

*Kanye West comments on all these “Flashing Lights” videos coming out (there are three versions so far): Two of them were leaked! [universal]

*The world’s first Blu-ray record has been released. Yes, it’s by Trondheimsolistene! A Norwegian orchestra. I’ll be honest. I didn’t know about Trondheimsolistene before this either.

*Converse = aggressive: Grateful Dead kicks (with shoes from The Beatles and The Doors on the way, as well). Also, Jack Purcells are available at J. Crew now. I take a lot of shit for this.

*The listenerd’s Fergie-replacement-diva Rihanna has a new song out: “Disturbia.” Farewell, Fergie. [vulture]

*Prince and Radiohead differ as to whether Prince’s Coachella cover of “Creep” should be allowed up on YouTube.

Links for 5.20.08: Napster’s music store, Exes cassettes, the top MP3 blogs…

*Napster puts its 6 million song catalog on sale as DRM-free tracks, at a price of $.99 apiece.

*Cassette from My Ex. A blog that a lets people wax rhapsodic over mix tapes from their exes from back in the day. [tons of effers]

*Chuck Klosterman on super fans: Who are your fans that care too much? [everyone]

*Read a long interview with Ali Hewson, Bono’s wife, who must be the most patient, understanding woman in the world. (I really do not like Bono.) [music filter]

*Light my fire: Zippo + mp3 player = The Zarva Zippo MP320. [crave via daily swarm]

*Rolling Stone names its favorite MP3 blogs. Who knew these dudes even had broadband? [lucas gonze]

*Death Cab for Cutie is blogging over at Stereogum. Who’s the sellout now? No, really. Who is? Which of these parties? Hello?

*Coachella attendance was down 30,000 this year. [digital music news]

*The Rolly, Sony’s batshit crazy MP3 player, has finally come to the U.S.

*Off topic video: The science behind getting hit in the nuts. (Just because the recent flying wang post went over so well.) [spincity]

Links for 4.30.08: Pink Floyd’s pig, Friday’s lack of pants, Hype Machine’s $$…

*Erockster is Clear Channel’s crack at online radio. I don’t know how to pronounce the endeavor. And that worries me. [digital music news]

*There is a rumor going around that Viacom wants to buy Hype Machine for $10M. I wonder if they know that people like Hype Machine for the stealing. [spin city]

*Lindsay Lohan will perform with Snoop Dogg on an upcoming album. I say this without any trace of snark or irony: I am looking forward to it. [buzzfeed]

*Radiohead isn’t into the whole “name your own price” thing any more. Also, they have given a song, All I Need, to a charity that fights human trafficking.

*Pink Floyd lost their inflatable pig, offered a $10,000 reward for it, then found it. This is the circle of life, pork style. [daily swarm]

*Off topic: Friday is No Pants Day. [laughing squid]

Video: Prince performing at Coachella

This video really makes you feel like you’re at Coachella. Without your contact lenses.

[brooklyn vegan]

Links for 4.27.08: Urban mining, Prince’s mustache, the RIAA’s conspiracy?

*BusinessWeek covers one woman’s fight against the RIAA. She’s being sued for music piracy, but is going after the RIAA for conspiracy. [mediaeater]

*JadedInsider on Prince’s Coachella performance yesterday: “Solid performances from Portishead, Death Cab For Cutie, and MGMT kept the faith, all of which were dwarfed by the phenomenon that is Prince. His instrumental prowess, songwriting depth, and immaculately well groomed hair and mustache were on full display in abundance before the tens of thousands of listeners assembled at the Main Stage.”

*In filesharing news: Limewire falling, uTorrent rising.

*Rihanna has a new video, for “Take a Bow.” If you hadn’t heard, Rihanna is the listenerd’s new Fergie.

*New York Noise TV: Expect a lot of day glow. [mediation]

*It’s fascinating to watch the code around the word “urban” shift. Urban ____ing. Today: Urban mining.

*Photography that pixelizes real-life graffiti. [kanye’s blog]

Video: Aphex Twin at Coachella

Look at all the pretty lights.
[universal music group]

Links for 4.26.08: GTA’s music sales, Starbucks roasted, Pitchfork announced…

*There’s a Coachella webcast, for those of you still behind your computers. It’s very ad-heavy. [more cowbell]

*The lineup for the Pitchfork Music Festival has been announced. Also, I am old and poor.

*Countertrend (local): The Mill City Live (free outdoor music) slate has been announced. [switchblade comb]

*More on Grand Theft Auto’s music store (and other music ties) from Scientific American. [mediaeater]

*Starbucks and in-store music apparently no longer mix.

*Countertrend: Midlake guitarist launching his own line of coffee. [getty images]

*Madonna’s new album, the execrable (surely?) “Hard Candy” is streaming on her MySpace page prior to its official release. [mashable]

*Amy Winehouse was arrested for headbutting a guy outside a London bar, but she was not charged by police. Headbutting. [huff po]

*The Dead are history. (They’re donating a bunch of old stuff – not their recordings, though – to a university library in Santa Cruz.

*Add your (or others’) twitters to your online calendar with Twistory. What people do with Twitter data is getting more and more interesting. (My relatively boring Twitter stream is here, fwiw.) [techcrunch]

*I will post less boring things soon. Also, this is my 1,000th. In under a year. Lots of stupid videos, but still. Goodbye.