Ignore this if you are not a Twin Citizen. (Related, though, is a topic that has tickled me [in a bad way] since I started nosing around our online culture – the strange, seemingly disproportional, geo-parochialism of Twin Cities bloggers. I’m repeatedly surprised about how many Minneabloggers’ conversations seem so strangely, strenuously local. It’s like we’re living in a physical world instead of a world of ideas or something. But I have digressed.)
OK, business. Via S4xton’s tumblr comes this post asking the world who the “mysterious” Conrad whose name is being celebrated on a silver First Avenue star (featured in the accompanying photo) is. I’m not sure what’s funniest about the post – the question itself, the “wonderful,” or the failed Wikipedia search. And I’m not just saying that because Conrad is uncle Con. The appropriately sheepish followup links to a couple of tumblr posts – or just see these.
Secondly, I saw Scott Seekins yesterday and dutifully recorded it on Seeking Seekins.
*Google buys Jaiku. (Is this an example of not learning a lesson from the pre-purchase YouTube / Google Video battle? The lesson being that a product’s mojo matters.)
*Turns out, Techmeme doesn’t push much link juice.
*Digital Music News on how Reznor plans to take heis music to straight to the people.
*David Carr writes in the NY Times about how rock stars are the new big screen rock stars.
*Medialoper is tracking Wilco songs on TV.
The video quality’s bad, but the crowd goes NUTS prior to Mr. Zonday singing “The Can’t Dance” on October 5th at First Avenue. He opened for Girl Talk.