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Links for 4.20.10: 60 Tips for Better Abs and Worse Breath

*Advice: Read and employ this advice from the Chicago Manual of Style. On using hyphens. It will be the most useful thing you learn all day. Unless you also read the super-long items that follow this one. [coudal]

*The Internet: This is a long read (and I am now only mostly through it), but I can already say it’s worth perusing. Clay Shirky and Evgeny Morozov talk about what the Internet is, could, and should be. Also, here’s Shirky on the collapse of business models.

*Games: OK; this talk, on Cultivated Gaming, is long, too. But equally well considered. Plus, the dude (A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz) quotes Aristotle and Howard Zinn while totally taking apart Farmville.

*Alcohol: 7-Eleven will begin selling its own branded beer. I can only wonder what Howard Zinn would think of this development.

*Talking: Hikari Takano interviews Vincent Gallo. It’s audio, and you can hear cars in the background. And here is part two. I didn’t hear any cars on that one. [sloganeerist]

*Music: Can there ever be a “system” for recommending music to people that is better than what we currently call serendipity?

*Copyright: Videos from the Hitler “Downfall” meme are being pulled off YouTube. I generally hate memes, but I have long loved this one. I could watch a dozen of them in a row, regardless of topic.

*Art: Jack White talks about aesthetic constraints and how they fuel creativity. It’s almost like The White Stripes were a haiku he wrote for himself. [murketing]

*Things That Are Probably “Fake”: Graffomat’s graffiti vending machines sell spray paint cans.

*Local: Jason DeRusha has been crowned Best Tweeter in the Twin Cities. Try reading some of them.

*Today’s links: F. Brainier than witty today. Apologies. That’s what happens when I’ve been away too long.

Links for 8.12.09: Pizza faces, brand Carles, Wii Spray, vandals, lobster and champagne…

*Games: Daniel Radosh writes about The Beatles – Rock Band for the New York Times. “We’re on the precipice of a culture shift around how the mass market experiences music.” Still?

*Images: World leaders’ faces depicted in pizza. The potential on this one is VERY HIGH. Especially if they start using barbecue sauce instead of tomato sauce. [animal]

*Music: Pew Research looks at a declining generation gap, even when it comes to music.

*Branding: Hipster Runoff’s Carles helps you become more like Carles one $30 t-shirt at a time, bro. Or alt. Or whatever. [murketing]

*Profiles in courage: Red Squared Twitter savant Remiel offers a near-comprehensive fivepart guide to twitter profiles. Highly recommended. I, if you are interested, am probably a The Unexpected Imperative. Also, that’s the second post in a row in which I’ve used “a the.” Also, one possible addition to the list is: The Unclassifiable: “I don’t really fit into any one category… Im just me!” [SIC]

*Links: I have not seen the Virginia Quarterly Review’s generous Weekly Highlights link round-up before, but so far it is very good.

*Literacy: Silent Conversation tries to make reading into a game. Not like a Starfall thing, though. Like, with angry wizards. And broadswords. [waxy]

*Words: “The four most over-rated things in life are champagne, lobster, anal sex and picnics.” However his politics turned out, Hitchens can/could turn a phrase. [via md]

*Happiness: One of thousands of stories about happiness and happiness monitoring to appear over the past several months, this brief post points out that Gallup’s Well-Being Poll is out. I’m thinking about starting a tumblr about happiness. It would be made up of about 80% Boner Party posts and 20% studies and redefinitions of happiness.

*Vandalism: WiiSpray attempts to put graffiti online (with video). [neural]

*Vandalism II: Moss Art. Fantastic. [eyeteeth]

*Local: The Heavy Table tells you why you should drink local beer. (It mostly seemed kind of obvious. But then again I am drunk right now. On life. And very strong booze.)

*Notes: Happy birthday, little bro.

Links for 3.30.09: Beer, Hunch, The Jayhawks, sound ears…

*Homes: The Ramp House, a home designed for skateboarding. I am perhaps the worst skateboarder you have ever met. [coudal]

*Graffiti: “America is dying.”

*Beer: What could be better than a keychain that replicates the physical sensation of opening a beer? Besides a real can of beer. Related: The best beer in America.

*Leftovers: Sound mirrors, listening ears, whatever you want to call them, I like them. [neural]

*Electricity: Here’s what Earth Hour looked like; a story in photographs. Well, kind of a story. [waxy]

*Recommendations: Hunch. Try it.

*Twitter: If you are daring, check out this video and series of links about musicians using Twitter. I’ve said it a million times: Be human.

*Local: The Jayhawks are reuniting to play the Basilica Block Party in July.

Links for 10.5.08: MySpace Music’s billionth, Latifah’s Touch, Weird Al’s iTunes…

*Streaming: MySpace Music streamed a billion songs within days of its launch. Whatever this MySpace Music monster is, it is LARGE. I had a fake MySpace page once. I thought I should admit that.

*Success: Classical music is kicking ass. Among other numbers on the rise: “Ticket-sale income from orchestra performances grew almost 18%, to $608 million, between the 2004-’05 and 2005-’06 seasons.”

*Videogames: Queen Latifah is obsessed with playing mah-jongg on her iPod Touch. And that is NOT a euphemism, assholes.

*Crowdsourcing: Another experiment in putting elements of the music business directly in the hands of the people, SongVest lets fans invest in the works of songwriters. [licensing plate]

*Politics: Jay-Z is doing (did?) a free concert in support of Barack Obama in Miami tonight.

*Rights: Rhapsody grabbed the exclusive rights to sell Kid Rock’s catalog online. Bawitaba. (That’s lobotomenglish for “I don’t know what further to say in this context.” Look it up.) [coolfer]

*Weird Al: Weird Al Yankovic will begin releasing his songs on iTunes as soon as he’s done recording them. Or so he says on his MySpace. Yes, Weird Al blogs on MySpace. [waxy]

*Art (or whatever): The New York Times profiles Shepard Fairey: “I don’t need to do street art anymore. But I enjoy it. It’s not insidery. It’s an opportunity to ire or inspire. And it’s free.”

Video: Interview with street artist Space Invader

Space Invader was a street artist who decked out public spaces with Space Invader themed graffiti in the 1990s. A documentary interview from BOMB IT!

[laughing squid]

Off topic video: Graffiti comes alive

Vodpod videos no longer available. from lindsaycampbell.tumb posted with vodpod

Links for 4.27.08: Urban mining, Prince’s mustache, the RIAA’s conspiracy?

*BusinessWeek covers one woman’s fight against the RIAA. She’s being sued for music piracy, but is going after the RIAA for conspiracy. [mediaeater]

*JadedInsider on Prince’s Coachella performance yesterday: “Solid performances from Portishead, Death Cab For Cutie, and MGMT kept the faith, all of which were dwarfed by the phenomenon that is Prince. His instrumental prowess, songwriting depth, and immaculately well groomed hair and mustache were on full display in abundance before the tens of thousands of listeners assembled at the Main Stage.”

*In filesharing news: Limewire falling, uTorrent rising.

*Rihanna has a new video, for “Take a Bow.” If you hadn’t heard, Rihanna is the listenerd’s new Fergie.

*New York Noise TV: Expect a lot of day glow. [mediation]

*It’s fascinating to watch the code around the word “urban” shift. Urban ____ing. Today: Urban mining.

*Photography that pixelizes real-life graffiti. [kanye’s blog]