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Links for 2.24.10: 36 Tips for Better Abs

*Recommended: Roland Lazenby writes about sex and sports (and the Lakers and Magic and Wilt) on Lakernoise. A fascinating read, and there’s even a local angle: “Hot Rod Hundley, a noted partier and ladies man, was the number one overall pick in the 1957 NBA draft, when he was selected by the Minneapolis Lakers. Team owner Bob Short soon realized he had a real rounder on his hands. Hundley would head out to the bars almost every night to carouse and enjoy the secretaries and professional ladies of Minnesota.” [mefi]

*Fashion: The Rock Guitar Shirt is a functional guitar. OF SORTS. Careful readers may already know this, but I once learned the first three chords of Led Zeppelin’s “Tangerine” upside-down (Hendrix-style) on a 12-string guitar. [redferret]

*Words: Effing Typeface is not safe for work. It is a font of sorts. Or a typeface. I don’t know the difference and, in fact, will go to great lengths not to look it up. [mefi]

*Shirtlessness: View the entire (male) cast of “Jersey Shore” as photographed by Terry Richardson.

*Blogging: Kanye West, who was quite good at music blogging for a while there about a year ago, has started a new site. I will warn you that the first post has a mostly naked lady on it. So avoid at your own risk.

*Tips: Does anyone have any tips for better abs?

*Movies: They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They? is organizing the 1,000 greatest films of all time. Well, putting them in order. And adding contextual information. I’m sure you get it. Or will. [coudal]

*Today’s links: F.

Video: Chewbacca on a Stratocaster

I don’t think I’ve ever had as much fun as these two guys. Well, once. But don’t ask. Ever.

Video: Watch Prince hop on stage with Q-Tip

The crowd pretty much loses its shit. Man, he’s small.


Links for 10.25.08: Dying quotations, candy corn blogs and SKOGGINS

*Trends: Quotation marks are “out.” Says the angry writer: “The refusal to make a firm distinction between speech and interior reflection can also evoke a hermetic worldview.” Wow, someone woke up with a stick up his ass. (Wait. Who said that?)

*Web 2.0: a site called SKOGGINS helps indie bands fill in slots in their tours. I have a friend named Mark Skogen. He’s about 6′ 6″. Despite that fact, SKOGGINS. [mashable]

*Halloween: If you wanna dress like a musician, please choose one of these. Or at least don’t be Bono. (Or just go with sexy Halloween. That would also be fine.) [coudal]

*Playlists: Ryan Adams listens to Mariah. She’s on fiah. As am I, apparently.

*Food: Sweet Candy Corn is a blog about candy corn. Today, I fucked up my blood sugar so bad after eating some candy corn, I had to lie face down for 15 minutes praying. [neatorama]

*Hardware: Holy crap, these Magno wooden radios look awesome.

*Instruments: The Martin D-28 guitar: Learn it, play it.

Video: Three dudes playing one guitar (SFW)

Don’t call it a menage a-tar. (No idea.)

Go here. (The embed was launching the video upon loading the page — an annoyance — so I pulled it. Also, I am an idiot.)


Video: Hot Lixx Hulahan wins the Air Guitar Championship


Links for 8.19.08: Sparking iPods, Dirt McGirt Rap Snacks, Muxtape’s woes…

*You need to read about punctuation; or do I need to? (See what I did with the ; there?) (And the parentheses there?) And there! [coudal]

*Lady news: Tough times. Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement is now off the market. He got married. Best of luck in your future endeavours.

*Law: The RIAA pulls the plug on Muxtape.

*Apple: Overheating iPod Nanos (with sparks!) have Japanese officials investigating safety concerns.

*Consumerism: Complex rounds up its list of pointless hip-hop-endorsed products. Wait a second. I love Dirt McGirt Rap Snacks.

*Playing: Learn to play guitar the Music 2.0 way, with Songsterr, an application that combines music files with Flash video, allowing wannabe musicians to see and hear how to play. [techcrunch]

*Consumer electronics: Who would not want an MP3 player that looks like the Bird’s Nest stadium? [crave] Or, see the Bird’s Nest in Lego’s. [urlesque]

*Ringtones: A song that repeats the clever lyrics “Condom, Condom” is apparently all the rage among ringtone enthusiasts.

*For all your twitter following needs: A wiki of semi-famous people on twitter. (Patrick Wilson of Weezer?)

Video: Tallan “T-Man” Latz plays Stevie Ray Vaughn’s “Tin Pan Alley”

Here is 8-year-old Wisconsin blues guitarist Tallan “T-Man” Latz playing Stevie Ray Vaughn’s “Tin Pan Alley. Mr. Latz isn’t supposed to play Wisconsin bars anymore due to child labor laws.

Video: A rockin’ one-armed guitar player

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Video: Speed guitar-playing world record

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Links for 7.14.08: iPhone music apps, Guns n’ games, Snoop’s smarts…

*iPhone: Pandora and introduce apps for the new iPhone.

*Videogames: Guns ‘n Roses is putting one of the tunes from the forthcoming Chinese Democracy, “Shackler’s Revenge,” on Rock Band 2. [daily swarm] I want my free Dr. Pepper.

*Money: For rockers, the money isn’t in the album, it’s in the old crap. (Rock memorabilia prices surge.) [pop candy]

*Localish: Pitchfork gives The Hold Steady’s Stay Positive an 8.4. I didn’t even know they were still doing these score things!

*Food: Make your own guitar lunchbox. Or lunchbox guitar.

*Speakers: Who doesn’t want stereo system components shaped like nuts? Peanuts, people. Peanuts.

*Wisdom: Esquire’s What I’ve Learned column by Snoop Dogg. Esquire needs help with their web strategy. They also need a music blogger. I’m just saying.

*Off topic: Apparently, the city in which I attended high school is the best place to live in the country. If that’s the case, though, why am I so bald?

Links for 6.25.08: Avril’s hit, animatronic love, Ali’s shades…

*Video: The previously featured Chuck E. Cheese animatronic band plays Usher’s “Love in the Club.” [buzzfeed]

*Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend” is poised to take over the top spot on YouTube’s most-viewed list. Though not without controversy. I must reluctantly admit that I have contributed to this record by watching the video once. OK, twice.

*Bright idea: A lamp made out of clear cassette tapes. [geeksugar]

*Kanye puts Kanye glasses on Muhammad Ali. Ouch.

*Test: An ultra-simple music recommendation engine based on one’s profile: It told me to listen to Miracle Fortress and Underworld. I will try. [wiredset]

*The New York Times says that live music may be where the money is. Thank you! [medialoper]

*Fairly awesome DIY guitar picks: a photoset. [bb]

*Fashion: Vinyl headgear. It’s all the rage.

Video: Lou Reed intros the Moog Guitar

A demo.

[music thing]

Video: An item which is both bong and guitar

Never trust a man in a leopard fez.

[listening post]