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Video: “Accordion Idol” on Craigslist TV

The title of this post is a 21st-century pop culture thicket.

[kottke]

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Anne Frank’s sewing machine for sale in St. Paul (HUH?)

Unfortunately, the foot pedal and power cord were stolen by the Nazis. WHAT?

This must be somebody’s incredibly tacky idea of a joke. My mind is boggling.

10.16.08: More recommendations and anti-recommendations

Recommendations:

-The twitterstream of Remiel. He is very angry and works in an office. And in marketing.
-The KFC Famous Bowl: It is not good for eating, but as a thought experiment delving into the basest aspects of our nature, it is unparalleled.
Joe the Plumber: For all your toilet unclogging needs (not the political icon in apogee).
Flying Wangs: Always. ALWAYS.
Weboggle
-This line from the recent Arianna Huffington profile in the New Yorker: “In the higher echelons of New York and Los Angeles society, merely asking a question about someone else is taken as evidence of savantlike people skills.”
Craigslist: (I AM MEETING CRAIG NEXT WEEK.) [The reason for my excitement is because he is balder than I am. I THINK.]
Aesthetic Apparatus: I have an Aesthetic Apparatus thing called Shrinkin’ Lincoln in my living room. (Not a euphemism.)
Goldenfiddlr: Awesome like Golden Fiddle, but without all the distracting high-concept bullshit. Or comments.
Son of a bitch: Use it. Bitches.

Anti-recommendations:
New Amsterdam gin: It tastes like tiny oranges. Or maybe clementines. Everyone knows gin is supposed to taste like the bottom of your bathtub mixed with the sweat of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s balls.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average
Joe the Plumber: Not named Joe, not a plumber, not really much of a tax payer, and worst of all, bald.
Womanizer: Don’t watch it unless you like greasy, naked people. And writhing. And sugar pop music.
-Black mead: I can’t stress my disgust with this substance enough.

Links for 10.3.08: In what respect, Charlie?, Andre 3k and MORE

*Phrases: “In what respect, Charlie?” is this year’s “Heckuva job, Brownie.” I have zero doubt about this. Zero. This is a STRONG BUY. Buzzfeed that, mfers.

*Punk: Moby goes punk with the help of a Craigslist ad. Remember when he did that song with Gwen Stefani? Good. Effing. Times.

*Fashion: Andre 3000 gets into the clothing business, and the New York Times is there. Of the fashion line, the Gray Lady says “It looked like Ralph Lauren having a Steampunk moment.” I misread that as “Steampunk movement” the first time I saw it.

*Metal: I love it when Metal Sucks gets all political and impassioned and shit.

*Correspondence: It seems like Dear Assholes could be a popular and potentially lucrative sub-genre of passive-aggressive letter all on its own. (I have written at least three of this type of letter.) Note to self: Follow up on this if/when you are unemployed.

*Saramago: I previously mentioned Blindness – a film adaptation of a book by Nobel-winning novelist Jose Saramago (whose “The History of the Siege of Lisbon” should be required reading for anyone in the editorial profession). It now comes to my attention that blind people hate Blindness and that the first 5 minutes of the film are now available online.

*Personalization: Idiomag a personalized music magazine, based on your taste in music from such services as Last.fm, Pandora, iLike and a few more. What, the listenerd isn’t good enough for you?

Really?

Effers? [readwriteweb]

Links for 9.11.08: Kanye’s bust, DMX’s interests, album art cartography…

*Maps: Word magazine’s Album Covers Map gives you the cartographic low-down on where iconic album cover photographs were shot. [magnetbox]

*DMX: Complex interviews DMX. Q: “What’s your favorite body part on a woman? DMX: Well, it would have to be the coochie.” After that, it starts getting REALLY deep. [lots of places]

*Experimental: The New York Times on Mercury Rev’s use of an electroencephalograph: “A rock band using a primitive EEG to come up with ever more out-there guitar sounds might seem to be parody, or worse.” BUT NO.

*Mashups: Have I mentioned the New Yorker‘s Sasha Frere-Jones’ article on Girl Talk yet? It seems like I would have. To wit: “To protect his Panasonic Toughbook, Gillis covers it in Saran Wrap and uses a mouse rather than the track pad.”

*Law: Kanye West got arrested for getting into it with a paparazzi cameraman. For once, I am on Kanye’s side. (Well, I am also on his side when it comes to all that weirdo alien bullshit.) [xrrf]

*Metrics: Band Metrics helps music become businesses by giving them the tools to crunch numbers and understand costs. (Your lead singer is getting paid too much.)

*Media: Good magazine asks readers to name their price (Paste did this previously, as well). [ypulse]

*Data: Cragslistindex crunches number for Craigslist sites across cities. You should probably play with this. [mefi]

Links for 4.23.08: Music for Oldsters, gay hip-hop, robot orchestra conductors…

*Too funny: GetBack Media focuses on music fans who are 35+, concentrating on American pop culture from 1968-1990. Those were the days? [musicweek]

*More on the Take-Away Shows tip: They Shoot Music, Don’t They?: tiny concerts, for the people. Not a lot of huge names, but check out Shout Out Louds. [psfk]

*Read Cracked’s Top 10 Unintentionally Gay Rap Lyrics: Tupac’s “Ever since you was a pee-wee, down by my knee with a wee-wee.” [the rap up]

*I’m predicting only niche acceptance: The Ouija board guitar. [bb gadgets]

*A robot, in the form of a Honda Asimo, is going to conduct the Detroit Symphony. [listening post]

*Recommended: Finally, the video for “Smell Yo Dick” is available. NSFW. [lots and lots of places]

*Slightly off-topic: Interview with Craigslist’s CEO. Lots of transcript here: Love it.

*If you bought music from MSN Music back in the day, you will probably be screwed as of August 31, 2008. Due to DRM. You were warned. Many, many times. [ars technica]

*If you enjoy data visualization: Read this list. [kottke]

*Happy 60th, Pops!