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Links for 9.23.08: Bono vs. Palin, Gay Aiken, hip-hop Muppets…

*Gaywatch: Clay Aiken is gay. AND he is attracted to men. For reasons sexual.

*Politics: U2’s Bono will meet with Sarah Palin tomorrow. Perhaps you are waiting for me to make an inappropriate joke about two human beings whom I dislike intensely. When I have a couple beers in me, people. When I have a couple beers in me. Ugh. [daily swarm]

*Furniture: Who wants to sit on Hercules’ face? [apartment therapy]

*Ubiquitous: Kanye West is working on a pilot of a Comedy Central show that involves PUPPETS, somewhat like a “black Muppets.” FWIW: I would recommend the classic Muppet Show episodes to even the most adult viewers. Excellent television. [everywhere]

*Lodging: Red Roof Inn taps the power of country music, using music from Phil Vassar and Little Big Town as its telephone hold music and to otherwise promote the motel chain. Personally, I’m a Motel 6 kind of guy. Sometimes a tent. [licensing plate]

*Music biz: DRM-free tracks “[haven’t] moved the needle” according to music execs.

*Local: A contributor to the blog Perfect Duluth Day helps DIY geeks make their own instruments on MAKE. [mnspeak]

*Hodgman: John Hodgman has a new book coming out – “More Information Than You Require” – and Wired has interviewed him about it, as is warranted. I corresponded with Mr. Hodgman for my regular job once, and he was exceedingly polite. That was my brush with fame for 2007.

Links for 9.17.08: Journey in Mpls, top gay albums, R. Kelly’s insanity…

*Concerts: PEOPLE! LISTEN! Journey was in town last night. Review here, but word on the street is that a very young-looking Arnel Pineda “ran his fingers through his hair for 1.5 hours straight.” [jenna]

*Infographics: “The Gay Plot” shows the venn diagram of Out‘s Top 25 Gay Albums, Rolling Stone‘s Top 25 Greatest Albums and The Guardian‘s Top 25 Albums. Hint: The Velvet Underground. [tobs]

*Television: R. Kelly is a nutball. 19-year-old girls are inbounds, he reminds us via an interview with BET.

*Wi-fi: Zune owners get free wi-fi under the Golden Arches. I don’t got to McDonald’s and I don’t own a Zune. I’m just telling you this so you don’t think I only blog about shit I like. [medialoper]

*Reviews: Soulja Boy reviews the videogame Braid. New dances, videogame reviews – the man is indefatigable. And also, rich. And he has a lot of time on his hands.

*Internet stupidity: Rick Astley comments on rickrolling. [urlesque]

*E-mail: Sarah Palin uses Yahoo! mail. Weird? Also, I have it on good authority that she has a one-armed dentist. (Not kidding.) Related.

*Local: Husker Du’s Bob Mould is working on his autobiography. Additionally, I am too lazy to figure out umlauts. [earfarm]

Links for 9.15.08: Best Buy’s Napster, Dylan poems, ugly metal men, fat guy shirts…

*Business: The evolution (or devolution?) of the Napster mission and public image is about as interesting as a brand history can be. It was announced today that Best Buy is buying Napster for $121M.

*Money: The Wiggles are Australia’s top-earning performers. Take that, Russell Crowe. (I also have a 30-Odd Foot of Grunt quip prepared, but it is inappropriate to share in this context. I’m sorry.) [parent dish]

*Poetry: The New Yorker publishes some new poems by Bob Dylan. They are short!!!!1 [universal music group]

*Metal: Who are the 10 Ugliest Dudes in Metal? I honestly believe that Lemmy should be #1, and I will go to my grave thinking so. [metal sucks]

*Punditry: Giga Om’s take on why MySpace Music will fail: “The reason I call it mission impossible is because I think the labels and MySpace are trying to win yesterday’s war.”

*Talk: Peefork goes on a Coney Island tour with Girl Talk’s Greg Gillis. But do they talk to him about live, on-stage concert sex? OK, well maybe they should have.

*Royalty: Last.fm streams the new Kings of Leon album, “Only By the Night.” [licensing plate]

*Internet culture: Twitter is penis is a service that republishes certain twitters, replacing some of the words with the inherently comical word “penis.” I don’t know why. [tobs]

*Fashion: This has made the rounds, but you need to read it anyway – Fat Guy Shirts. [kate]

Links for 6.24.08: Naked Cowboy sues, Rihanna’s ads, Bonnaroo downloads…

*The L.A. Times profiles Peter Gabriel, the entrepreneur behind music download site We7.com. Also, he’s some sort of musician, I guess. [wiredset]

*Download: My Morning Jacket’s entire 3-hour set from Bonnaroo. That is a serious beard. [pop candy]

*Headlines I love: Can a Song Be Gay? [daily swarm]

*I have written about eco-nightclubs for the day job many times. PSFK notes than San Francisco is adding a green nightclub of its own, Temple.

*Idolator compiles an advertising/video history of Rihanna.

*More advertising: The Naked Cowboy will continue his legal suit against the Naked Blue M&M. [gothamist]

*Off topic: The metallic shoes of the day.

Links for 10.29.07: Kanyeisms, what is gay?, free Paste, Jammie thongs +

*Thank You and You’re Welcome – a book of Kanyeisms.

*The undergarment for heavy Limewire users: the Free Jammie thong.

*Paste magazine pretty much lets people pay what they want for a one-year subscription. [coolfer]

*Metallica covers Garbage (video). [idolator]

*There’s a new Magnetic Fields album coming out in January. Distortion. [getty images]

*Imeem has made a deal to add EMI’s catalog to its social music fun times. [techcrunch]

*The New York Times on Dumbledore’s gayness: What is gay?

*Inside the mind of a 9-year-old file-sharer. [kottke]

*iPods may be killing people. With pacemakers.