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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 8.15.08: Accordion rock, Michael Phelps’ iPod, bikes pimped with speakers…

*Sports: What is on United States Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps’ iPod? Lil Wayne and Eminem. I was expecting Leonard Cohen. [spinner]

*Accordions: You may have heard (a week or so ago on the listenerd) that accordion rock is back. Now you can find out one man’s Top 5 Accordion Rock songs. (Not mine.) [largehearted boy]

*Travel: If you are stuck on a layover in Paris at Charles de Gaulle (or Orly) airport, you can get dancing lessons for free. [coudal]

*Teenypop: The Jonas Brothers’ brand may be worth billions. [ypulse]

*Social music: TechCrunch questions whether Last.fm has enough juice to compete with Imeem. (Google Trends charts count as analysis?)

*Arrests: DMX has been arrested again. My professional opinion is that he is pathological. Maybe even crazier than R. Kelly. Or Jessica Simpson. [bossip]

*Collections: Free MP3 downloads pulled off of 78 RPM records. A lot of them. [s4xton]

*Transportation: Bikes pimped out with kick-ass speaker systems. You need to see these pics. [psfk]

*Off topic: You should consider listening to an audio outtake of an interview former Gawker editor Choire Sicha did with insane mindgrape scion Alec Baldwin. [videogum]

Links for 7.20.08: Avril’s “Girlfriend,” Improving Shakespeare, Girl Talk in the Times…

*YouTube: It is done. Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend” has passed “The Evolution of Dance” on YouTube’s all-time most-watched list. The oligarchs are on top again and all is right with the world. Some boring, related money matters from Listening Post here. Let us hope the grass-roots effort to put “Evolution” back on top fails, as I am just starting to get used to the world as it should be.

*Retail: Unsigned musicians will now have more opportunity to sell their music through Best Buy. [koar]

*Literature: Ryan Adams has signed a book deal. It will hit shelves in 2009. No one knows what it will be about, but I know this: I will not read it, no matter what happens on this Earth. [absolute punk]

*Projects: Rufus Wainwright is setting William Shakespeare’s sonnets to music. Huge improvement? [largehearted boy]

*Law: Should music copyright last 5 years? I ask you this because I care.

*Britney has ceded full custody of her kids to K-Fed. This makes me sad.

*Jail: DMX got arrested again. For identity theft. Seriously, are you trying to depress the fuck out of me?

*Mashups: The New York Times‘ Consumed column (by Rob Walker) is about Girl Talk this week. If you need me, my head will be in the toilet.

*Tattoos: Neutral Milk Hotel. Goodbye, forever. (Wait. Should this have been in that list of misspelled tattoos? Or not?) [Also: this is not my arm.]

DMX update: Most recent arrest on June 27th

DMX was recently arrested. In Arizona. On June 27th. He was also arrested on June 23, May 9 and May 7.

I shit you not.

Goodbye. [bossip]

Links for 5.8.08: Bob Seger tattoos, Gravy’s B.I.G. performance, Dave Grohl’s angry letter…

*Your online repository for all Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band-related tattoos. [Hotdogsladies]

*”Gravy is killin’ it.” P. Diddy on the performance of the actor playing Biggie in his upcoming biopic.

*Dave Grohl writes a letter to Metallica: “Good luck. And don’t release it until it’s kick-ass.”

*Mobile music revenue is down 17.6% for WMG.

*How do you slap someone around with a Blackberry? Ask Foxy Brown. [nah right]

*Video: Rock Band hates this man. Watch it. [waxy]

*Perez Hilton is launching a clothing line. Pretty sure I couldn’t pull any of this stuff off, either.

*Also: Britney loves Radiohead. Weird that she didn’t go with the digital, pay-what-you-want version?

*If you still love Facebook, you can stream your iTunes playlist through it via nuTsie. [listening post]

*DMX got arrested for speeding. Woof!

*Local (Minneapolis): First Ave is twittering. [switchblade comb]

*30 Rock quote: Lemon: “You had a three-way with Roseanne and Tom Arnold.” Blonde chick: “That was two years ago.”

*Facestats: The world thinks I’m 42 years old.

DMX on the presidential race

XXL interviews rapper DMX, covering many topics, including the current American presidential race:

“Are you following the presidential race?
Not at all.

You’re not? You know there’s a Black guy running, Barack Obama and then there’s Hillary Clinton.
His name is Barack?!

Barack Obama, yeah.
Barack?!

Barack.
What the fuck is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa?

Yeah, his dad is from Kenya.
Barack Obama?

Yeah.
What the fuck?! That ain’t no fuckin’ name, yo. That ain’t that nigga’s name. You can’t be serious. Barack Obama. Get the fuck outta here.”

[the sound of young america]