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Links for 11.1.08: Jacko’s non-reunion, Efron’s eyebrows, time’s own lapse…

*Tours: Michael Jackson says he will not be taking part in a Jackson Five reunion tour. Note how I refrained from calling him “noseless pop star Michael Jackson.”

*YouTube: The New Yorker‘s Sasha Frere-Jones on Gorillaz on YouTube. Watch Gorillaz’ “Monkey Bee.” And be terrified.

*Movies: More New Yorker linkage, but I can’t help but love Anthony Lane’s turns of phrase. Of High School Musical‘s Zac Efron he writes, “Troy is still at East High, with his wistful determination and his killer eyebrows, like a younger and more huggable Leonid Brezhnev.”

*Festivals: The Wall Street Journal covers CMJ. I don’t really know what the article says, but at least there’s a short, ill-functioning slideshow.

*Time: Fall back.

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Links for 10.5.07: RIAA’s win, Efron’s hand cream, Spears’ “Gimme,” Spin’s Punk

*The RIAA won its copyright infringement case against a filesharing Brainerd woman, Jammie Thomas, who has now been ordered to pay $220,000 in damages. (That’s $9,250 per song involved in the trial.) [NYT]

*Check out the punk radio station Spin put together on Slacker. Yes, Spin. [GOOD]

*Amie Street has started a Fantasy Record Label widget on Facebook. Pick what will be popular to earn music credit. More at hypebot.

*A visual guide to facial hair.

*Brandspansion: High School Musical hand lotion. No joke required. [parent dish]

*Do you really want to see the official Britney Spears “Gimme More” video? OK. [idolator]