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Links for October 28, 2011: Let’s play with Diamond Dave’s crotch

*Games: The Van Halen edition of Asteroids, Assteroidz, entails shooting bullets out of Diamond Dave’s crotch.

*Connectivity: The average smartphone user checks their phone 40 times a day.

*Fashion: I’m not really sure what’s going on in this NSFW “Les Fleurs du Mal” Agent Provocateur ad, but I’m pretty sure it should be made into a full-length feature film. Trilogy.

*ZZZ: Hive is an art installation by Kristiina Lahde of phone books that look like honeycomb. I usually throw my Yellow Pages directly into the garbage. [notcot]

*Headlines: Golden Fiddle linked to this headline, but it’s too good not to repost: “Kauai charger gets pantsed by Teahupoo monster during Code Red swell in Tahiti.” Every word is like a delicious burst of nougat.

*Rides: Be mesmerized by Forever Bicycles by Ai Weiwei.

*Film: Director of photography John Alcott talks about what it was like to work with Stanley Kubrick on “Barry Lyndon.” Personally, I found “Barry Lyndon” to be the perfect combination of well-lit and depressing. [coudal]

*Today’s links: F.

Links for 7.29.09: Music mags, rock auctions, Coen films…

*Oft-linked: Slate asks why music magazines are dying. I ask why they are living. (See what I did there?) More on the matter of music magazines from Vulture. You will note that despite being 34 years old and writing a quasi-music blog, I have only once subscribed to a music magazine, and it was for my job.

*Film: The Walker will do a Coen Brothers retrospective in October. [mnspeak]

*Buy: The Rock and Roll Pop Art Auction. It is on. It is so on. (I don’t really know what that means.)

*Prose: Movieline is written very well. “Hey, do you like nudity and outlandish blood spurting? Haha, trick question, we all like those things.”

*Staycations: My colleague Abelardo (who runs LatinoLA) wrote about his musical staycation for the day job.

*Video: Everyone has linked to this, but it doesn’t mean William Shatner’s version of Sarah Palin’s resignation speech doesn’t deserve some respect.

*I will return. I swear it.

Links for 4.19.09: Dylan’s grandkids, fire graffiti, Spinal Tap…

*Vandalism: Fire graffiti. Easily the best kind of graffiti. Except for carving your name in trees. [eyeteeth]

*Watch: A video to sit through, should you like to hear the Super Mario theme played on laser cutters.

*Dylan: 20 things you did not know about Bob Dylan. He has 9 grandchildren. [shorties]

*Illustrations: Read the blog of a man who draws everything he eats. [murketing]

*Apple: Apparently, the iPod Touch is becoming part of the modern American soldier’s arsenal. Also, I am thinking of ditching my voip and just doing conference calls from a Touch + Skype. If anyone has any experience in this regard (and/or recommendations), your thoughts and prayers are appreciated.

*Movies: What Spinal Tap did to our culture. I grew up fearing spontaneous human combustion. Thanks, dad.

*Today’s links: D-.

Links for 4.17.09: Streaming Coachella, Record Store Day, a coffee printer…

*Music news: MOG has gotten another overhaul, and is now your #!1 site for music news! Or something. I feel like these dudes have switched directions at least a few times now. Maybe they need some guidance.

*Coachella: See some of the Coachella performances streamed at this ATT site.

*Social media: We Are Hunted uses social media sentiment and activity metrics to aggregate the most buzzed-about songs of the day. [mental orange]

*Ceremony: Is Record Store Day a Gen Y Hallmark holiday or a meaningful gesture toward a Slow Music movement? I don’t know the answer to this question. But maybe you should read this Billboard article about the day’s 10 best events and releases.

*Video: Little Big Cremaster – a level in the game Little Big Planet that was inspired by Matthew Barney’s Cremaster cycle. [waxy]

*Ciao: A video for Ciao! Tiga that you do NOT want to avoid. Reaction to the gum part has been largely positive. [jarlady]

*Green: Check out this eco-friendly printer concept that uses coffee and tea dregs. I’ll tell you one thing: I would sniff the shit out of those documents. Especially in the morning. [presurfer]

*Film: MichelGondry.org. I could find no chewing gum on this site.

*Twitter: What I like about Fireland (one of the funniest dudes on Twitter) is illustrated on his Tumblr – “I’m not putting this #followfriday on Twitter where it belongs because I have all of these embarrassing rules for myself that keep me from being a healthy member of the community.”

Links for 2.19.09: Daniel Johnston on art, Retweeting vs. Favrding and chicken

*Podcast: Still no traction in my quest to convince Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam to record a comedic podcast with me (the listenerd’s first), though I have now figured out my 2nd interview question: “Do you know any jokes?” Doubtless, he will have one that makes use of the homophonic phrase “Mountin’ Party.” DOUBTLESS.

*Interviews: Harvey Pekar interviews Daniel Johnston in Black Book. Holy weirdness. This is like me talking to…Sam Beam. Or something. DJ: “My writing is an absentminded, subconscious kind of thing. I’m lucky if I write a song a week, but I like to try every day. It’s always been that way.”

*Graphics: This flowchart for porno movies is not safe for work at all.

*Social graphs: I recommend looking at the Facebook Nexus. If you are interested in getting your MIND BLOWN about things that probably don’t mean much. I feel bad for the dots that only have me. [the deets]

*Eating: A Flick photo pool called The Fried Chicken Pantheon collects pictures of dining establishments that serve chicken. I am ON RECORD as saying that the Famous Bowl is man’s most incredible creation. [coudal]

*Marketing: What brands do 19 teens and tweens associate with music? You can see the answer to that question, here. MTV! Apple! Facebook! Huh. [ypulse]

*Beards: Can you put 2,000 toothpicks in your beard? OK, how many chopsticks? [urlesque]

*Movies: The Art of the Title Sequence takes a look at the good beginning parts of all kinds of movies, and even offering commentary on them. Here’s 300. [good]

*Twitter: Read this post about “Twitter’s two cultures,” Favrders and Retweeters. I’m neutral in this debate, but retweeters are retarded morons. [fimoculous]

Video: Trailer for “Mellodrama” documentary

A documentary about the rise and fall of the mellotron.

[coudal]

Links for 1.17.09: Painted books, pictures of records, Legos of history…

*Art: Painting books is a lot like watching videos of phonographs. “In the end, these paintings stand against loss and for reverie, memory, optimism, desire, and love,” says the artist of his work.

*Records: View one woman’s K-Tel record collection through the lens of Flickr. [murketing]

*Film: Pitchfork.tv is allowing access to the movie “Joy Division” in its entirety on their site for the next week. [hypetrak]

*Communications: A website whereupon Ze Frank talks about what he does – Posts are titled “Awareness of Audience” or “Central personae vs. algorithm.”

*Economics: 95% of music downloads are illegal. [tds]

*Politics: Tuesday’s presidential inauguration has been precreated in Legos. (PRECREATED? Did I just? Did I?)

*I feel like I should have added more context to all these links, but I was too tired. If it’s possible for you to do, you should trust me – they’re good. Thank you.

12.15.08: MP3 stores, hairbrush footballs, and QUIPS…

*Selling music: Amazon’s MP3 store is just doing OK – the company took in about $39M from the store last year. I still like Amazon’s offering, will use it 9 times out of 10 when buying music, and will tell you why I think it is going to be successful. No, I won’t. Here, I just get to say. [alley insider]

*Resource: Rocketsurgeon’s Music 2.0 Product Buzz feed lets you track digital music-related companies’ blogs.

*Movies: They are going to make another The Crow. [hinto]

*Retail: Zappos is so good at what they do (and I mean that, unlike 90% of the words I type on this blog), they’re offering their clients tips on improving their customer service – for $40 a month. [mashable]

*Video: The Arcade Fire made their tour documentary, “Miroir Noir” available online. Watch the trailer and/or buy it. Or don’t. (It’s not really like that weird hands site from before.)

*Politics: Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich calls his personal hairbrush “the football” and keeps it within reach at all times. Let me be honest here: If I had any hair, I would do the exact same thing.

*Twitter: Read some amusing quips, IF YOU LIKE READING QUIPS.

Links for 10.24.08: The Hudsons, The Smiths and Weird Al vs. Steve Jobs…

*Obit: Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother were found dead from gunshot wounds on the South Side of Chicago this afternoon. Devastating and depressing.

*Rumor: Are the Smiths reuniting? I know nearly nothing about the Smiths, having spent the last five years trying to keep up with the Joneses. [largehearted boy]

*Professionals: The Musician’s Twitter Roadmap. Personally, I recommend being hilarious. Or really famous. Or a hot chick. (Not in that order.)

*On again / off again: Weird Al is PISSED at iTunes. I would NOT want to have this dude mad at me. Perhaps there are some Steve Jobs vs. Weird Al mashups that could add humor to this situation. Or parody songs. Maybe involving heart attacks.

*Video: John Hodgman’s brief digression on matters of lost time. That is my last John Hodgman link. Of the day. [bb]

*Trailers: Maybe you would like to watch the latest trailer for the Biggie Smalls biopic “Notorious.” It is in WIDE format. (That’s not a fat joke!) [You never know.]

*Fashion: You love Crocs. You love Uggs. Winter Crocs offer the best of both worlds. (Those worlds being an overlapping geography of various hells.)

*Tidbit: We are undergoing a worldwide economic meltdown. Please send links.

Video: Trailer for “Made in Queens”

You need to see these bikes pimped out with speakers. Before you die. In fact, before you waste another 10 minutes of your life. I want a bike.

Video: Casting call for Biggie Smalls biopic

Vodpod videos no longer available.

[videogum]

Video: A soothing mini-documentary about phonograph inventor Thomas Edison

I find the accent rather soothing.

Links for 7.22.08: A Lennon movie, Miley goes green, amazing movie mashups…

*Movies: John Lennon’s childhood is to be depicted in a forthcoming movie, Nowhere Boy.

*Moneys: TicketLeap is a platform that allows event organizers to sell tickets to their concerts or events. The venture has recently received $2M in funding.

*Mashups: Kottke collects a number of YouTube mashups that combine movie scenes (often poignant) with music that doesn’t fit them at all. I don’t even like Monsters, Inc, however I guess I like juxtapositions such as these.

*Things I Did Not Even Know: Miley Cyrus’ single “Breakout” is an eco-anthem. Despite covering both the music and sustainabilities spaces extensively, I did not know this. [grist]

*Local music: Jayhawks Gary Louris and Mark Olson talk about a forthcoming Jayhawks reunion album. I listened to the Jayhawks a lot in college. I’m not sure what that says about me, but if you know, please contact me with your analysis. [heavy critters]

*Off-topic video: Groverfield. Would a St. Elmo’s Fire muppet mashup be too much to ask for?

*Off-topic video: Watch a man kick himself in the head for about a minute straight. [esquire]

*Upcoming: I have read a lot of hate about LISTS on the internet recently and I am now currently preparing a vigorous defense. Please look for it. (In short: lighten up.) GOODBYE.

Links for 6.14.08: K-fed’s pride, Neil Young’s fuel, hippie dancing!

*Kevin Federline has been named Father of the Year by Prive, a Las Vegas nightclub. Responded Federline: “I’m surprised.”

*For all the wealthy listenerds: Wilson Audio Alexandria X-2 stereo speakers cost $135,000. I don’t know what they sound like. Hopefully like breasts against the window. (No idea.) [GQ 5.08]

*Billboard talks to Neil Young about the upcoming documentary, “CSNY: Deja Vu.” Young says “I’m not really focused on music right now, as far as new music. I have a couple songs in the back of my head, and if they come to the front of my head, I’ll write ’em. But as far as my life goes, I’m totally focused on eliminating roadside refueling.” [largehearted boy]

*The New York Times writes up My Morning Jacket and their new album, “Evil Urges.” The band’s bassist on their success: “Once we played outside of Kentucky I felt like everything was icing on top of a really nice cake.”

*Video: Rolling Stone, with the help of MGMT, is offering up a guide to hippie dancing. Admission: I still don’t know how to hippie dance.

*Zune has opened an exclusive music club in Los Angeles, Zune L.A.

*How to Kill an Earworm: Listen to the whole song or do some math. [lifehacker]

*How it will end for this blog, when the end comes.