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Tag: digital music

I am not dead or injured.

A few items, in list form:

*Oh look, Wired’s digital music-related blog Listening Post died. That kind of sucks? I linked to them often. To be honest, it feels sort of like a downsizing, where you see a dude who did work similar or related to your own get laid off, shake your head sadly, but know that he was getting paid more than you.

*I am not dead! Or injured. (EXCEPT for the brain damage.) I was buried in work. Also, I think I may be retarded. And bald. And fat!

*I am twittering like a (non-anonymous) human again. Wow. That red burns even MY retinas. And I can barely see. (I should have added that in the above item.)

*I’ve linked to a concert video of the song previously, but MFR is offering Bon Iver’s “Babys” as a download right now.

*I wanted to write a long, hateful post about the logistical ineptitude of last weekend’s Craft-o-Rama hosted at Minneapolis’ Midtown Global Market, but what self-respecting man can whip himself into a rage about craft-o-rama logistics? (In public.)

Links for 11.25.08: Bono’s music store, Forte’s pardon, Obamafy yourself…

*Downloads: Bono is going into the business of selling music with (Red) Wire, a digital download and discovery service. He’ll give a portion of the proceeds to the Global Fund, but he’ll probably be a prick about it.

*Pardon me?: President Bush pardons rapper John Forte, who was in jail on drug charges. Could Dubya be a closet Fugees fan?

*Digital music: Sales for Atlantic Records’ digital music eclipsed sales of their physical music for the same period.

*Nose flutes: If you can’t appreciate a good roundup of nose flute videos, I don’t know what you can appreciate. Though it’s probably some highfalutin’ bullshit. As I will point out in the comments of the linked-to post, however, they have forgotten the unforgettable “Sophie Monk Double-Nose Flute Incident” in their collection.

*Biz: How tethered to Apple is the growth of digital music (the paid kind)? I would just like to point out that wide swaths of the economy are going into the shitter. WIDE swaths. OK?

*Propaganda: The Obamafy plug-in allows you to turn your Photo Booth photos into Shepard Fairey-like propaganda. HOPE. [the duty]

*Black Eyed Peas: Fergie is recording vocals for Slash’s – formerly of a little band called GUNS N’ ROSES – forthcoming album. I feel sort of bad for almost abandoning Fergie content, but she hasn’t peed herself in years. OK?

*Local: Oh, look. Nine Inch Nails is in town, and Trent Reznor is taking pictures of manhole covers!

*Twitter: Shaquille O’Neal has been twittering his thoughts on the Natalie Holloway case. What?

*Personal: Seriously. I’m very tired by the end of the day. OK?

Links for 9.1.08: Faux Kanye blogging, Cohen in Montreal, rat meat price hike…

*Mockery: Best Week Ever has been blogging in the style of Kanye, and it is amusing. To wit: BALL SCRATCHER FOR EXECUTIVE GENTLEMEN

*McSweeney’s: Reflections on Seeing Leonard Cohen Perform in Montreal on June 23, 2008. Oh look, something worth reading.

*Image: This car has bump RATHER THAN a trunk. [superpunch]

*The Bloviator: The New Yorker offers up 9 (web-sized) pages of Alec Baldwin. “My father wasn’t a violent or mean-spirited person, but he was a very strict disciplinarian in school and he knew that some of these kids only understood one thing. . . . The older I got, I learned to behave as he did, which was to not be afraid of anybody. And I’m not afraid of anybody. Wherever I go, I don’t have a drop of fear in my whole body. Never. Never.”

*Digital music: Universal’s catalog has appeared on 7digital‘s European music stores. [hypebot]

*Off topic: The price of rat meat has quadrupled in Cambodia over the past year due to inflation. [wmmna]

*Fashion: Pleasedress.me is search engine for t-shirts. (It’s not called t-oogle!?). [techcrunch]

*T-shirts: The 1980s Vintage Rock T-shirt Hall of Shame includes the likes of Elton John and Sting. You will note that it does not include HAWKWIND. [largehearted boy]

*Gadgets: A USB hub (with 4 ports) that looks like a cassette tape. In case you are interested in surrounding yourself completely with cassette tapes.

Mini-links for 8.10.08: Colonel Sanders, Dan Deacon and the Zune

*Peter Gabriel looks like Colonel Sanders. Also, he is attempting, as regular readers (if any) of this blog may know, to make a digital music model that works. [mediaeater]

*Concerts: Imagine sitting in a music venue surrounded by a half dozen or more bands, who alternate songs. Or something. This is Dan Deacon’s plan for a series of round-robin concerts. If I could explain it, I would be in journalism. Or something. GOODBYE.

*MP3 players: In this week’s NYT Magazine Consumed column, Rob Walker explores the motivation of the world’s most enigmatic consumer, the Zune buyer.

Links for 8.1.08: Radiohead thieves, Bono haters, Kanye explains…

*Clarity post: “Clarity post will be my new thing 2 de-spell all false rumors.” And by my, I mean Kanye’s. Although since I believe that I normally err on the side of clarity on this blog, I may institute something called an obfuscation post. And perhaps this is the inaugural one. Thank you. (Also: I have been drinking wine.)

*Local: Brooklyn Vegan interviews Brother Ali, who is good. He hates 98% of underground rap. And for that, I love him.

*Music: Rhapsody adds U2’s music to its catalogs, DRM-free.

*Charity: There is now a movement whose sole purpose is to bribe Bono to leave public life. And I did not start this movement. But I wish I had. Rather than just sitting around griping all the time. [xrrf]

*P2P: Illegal downloaders of Radiohead’s “In Rainbows” greatly exceeded legal downloaders (who could get the album for free).

*Drumming: On 8/8/08 the Boredoms will hold 88BoaDrum, a performance that will have 88 drummers on each coast. I don’t understand why all these drummers needed!!! Also: It is a NIKE event, but I don’t know if it is NIKE who is pushing all of these DRUMMERS on us.

Video: Peter Gabriel talking about Music 2.0

I liked “Sledgehammer” better.

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