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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 5.21.08: Last.fm’s evolution, Death Cab’s #1, Baghdad’s metal…

*The music biz (great headline): Making Money When CDs Don’t Sell. [why i failed]

*Thoughts on the new new Last.fm, which is now in beta and for subscribers only. (Maybe I need to start with Last.fm again?) [a vc]

*Tom Waits interviews himself: “Winston Churchill was born in a ladies cloakroom and was one sixteenth Iroquois.” [switchblade comb]

*A lovely $47k turntable. Soothing? [crave]

*Death Cab for Cutie’s latest, “Narrow Stairs,” entered the album charts at #1. They still have charts. [daily swarm]

*Coolfer has some musicky numbers from a recent Pew study: “86% of music buyers find out about music through TV, radio or movies.” NOT bloggers.

*Check it out: Heavy Metal in Baghdad, a documentary film about rock in Iraq. (A clip.) [listening post]

*Off topic: Michael Pollan talks about weed. Yes, marijuana. [mefi]

*Off topic: I looked at a Vita.mn for the first time in months yesterday. It hurt my feelings.

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]

Video: Death Cab for Cutie’s Black Cab Session

A new Black Cab Session: Death Cab for Cutie. One song, one take, one cab, one etc.

Video: Death Cab for Cutie + Daytrotter

A segment from Current TV: With special talking-on-cellphone footage!

Vodpod videos no longer available. from daytrotter.com posted with vodpod

Links for 5.4.08: JazzFest’s costumes, dancing robots, Boredom’s frogs…

*Phonofone II is a pseudo-phonograph designed by Tristan Zimmermann for use by iPod owners. It is white and gorgeous, but alas, has no soothing spinning motion. Also, the online NYT design magazine is a bitch to browse.

*Also: If you are sick of iPods (and I am; at least my own), you could have a dancing robot (in this case, WALL-E) play your MP3s. While capering. Unless you are also sick of dancing, MP3-playing robots. [popgadget]

*The New York Times ArtsBeat blog on JazzFest. I went there many years ago, and some guy stole our beer.

*The A.V. Club reviews “When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold” by Minneapolis’ Atmosphere.

*TAVC also interviews Boredoms. On the influence of frogs: “In the fields of rice patties, there’s a leader frog in each one. The leader will start making the sound, then all of them will start making their noises. It starts to build up, and once it builds, it becomes a rhythm. Then it all stops.

*The Wall Street Journal asks Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard what his playlist consists of. Mr. Gibbard lies thusly: She and Him, The Hollies, Emitt Rhodes. Where do they train these publicists?

Links for 4.28.08: Muxtape talks, Shakira lobbies, Diablo Cody twitters…

*Apparently, Diablo Cody is twittering. And by that, I mean using the Web 2.0 application Twitter. What?

*Death Cab for Cutie records a session with Daytrotter. Also, see Death Cab’s viral video project. [universal music group]

*No love for subscription music?

*Listening Post interviews Justin Ouellette, the dude behind everyone’s favorite mixtape site, Muxtape. He looks like an internet guy.

*iTunes is five years old. I use iTunes as a music player and to sign up for free podcasts, but I won’t be buying any music from their any time soon. [daring fireball]

*WATCH: Interviews with heavy metal Satanists Venom – from the tweets of The Sound of Young America.

*Shakira talks education policy on NPR. [prawfsblawg]

*Off-topic: Food that takes the shape of its container. [neatorama]

Video: Ben Gibbard hates the Black Eyed Peas

Ben Gibbard, you are chubby.