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Links for 6.10.08: Heavy metal burgers, vinyl soars, New Kids pics…

*First and foremost: Burgers named after metal bands. What, no Black Angus Young?

*Fred Meyer stores bring the vinyl back (accidentally). I still buy all my vinyl from garage sales. [e-mail]

*SanDisk buys MusicGremlin, a service-cum-devic that allows users to browse and buy music at WiFi hotspots. This may sound weird, but the next (non-telephonic) music player I buy will probably be a SanDisk. Yeah. Weird.

*Listening Post on Converse, whom we have written about numerous times, due to the fact that they’re hitting the music and retail scenes HARD. New: MP3s from N.E.R.D., Santogold and more.

*Best Week Ever collects 10 New Kids on the Block photos you should not miss. I used to have hair like this. Also, I used to have hair.

*Some people are calling iCarly the new Hannah Montana. Admission: I didn’t even notice when Steve Jobs rolled this out.

*Buzzfeed rounds up disk drive music, in the spirit of other retro-tech mechanical melody making. Thank you.

*Minneapolis music mag Reveille covers “Big Star,” Haley Bonar’s latest release: “Haley Bonar’s Big Star is a shimmering bright spot too good for the coffee shop world.” Also, she makes a mean mocha if you are ever in the St. Anthony Park area.

*Franz Ferdinand’s web site features incredibly soothing record players. [d-prince]

*Required: Fleet Foxes are “modern hippies.” The International Federation of Music Bloggers made me say that. [coerced]

*Off topic: NY Mag takes a deep dive into the meaning of Ashley Alexandra Duprey’s tattoo. (I still don’t know what it means.)

*Off topic and local: If you are in the Twin Cities, I suggest visiting Blondie’s in St. Paul on Snelling. I HIGHLY recommend the carrot cake, and have the physique to prove it. I am not kidding. Thank you.

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Eliot Spitzer, what’s on your iPod?

Eliot Spitzer, what’s on your iPod?

Links for 3.10.08: The Beatles on iTunes, depressed bloggers, aliases…

*Depressed people turn to blogging. I could have guessed this, were I not so apathetic.

*McCartney signs a $400M deal with iTunes to make Beatles songs available.

*AdAge covers the Walkmen (a personal fave) and the art of selling out (indie style).

*Check out the hottest music soc net’s (Imeem’s) guide to SXSW. SXSW. Guides. Effers, every one. [hypebot]

*SlicethePie (covered previously on the listenerd) crowdsources A&R and band management, allowing fans to back and make bucks on up-and-coming bands. They recently received $2M in venture funding. [hypebot]

*REM is releasing its new album through iLike before it hits stores. On a side note, I am somewhat bored with disruption of musical distribution channels.

*I love aliases. Not pen names proper, but the disposable aliases used by the famous to travel quasi-anonymously. Ron Mexico. George Fox (who is apparently a real person and acquaintance of Mr. Spitzer). Further study is here needed.