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Tag: in the aeroplane over the sea

Links for 5.11.09: Har Mar, Brian Williams and Neutral Milk Hotel…

*Music: Brian Williams is a music blogger now. Maybe it’s time to get out. While I still can. Can I? No? Well, starting a tumblr is sort of a loophole, right?

*FUN: Oh look, an interactive graph of global unemployment! In tomorrow’s links: Foreclosures and baby slappings.

*Things: I have not mentioned Amanda Palmer’s Neutral Milk Hotel musical based on “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” yet. This is because I like the band’s songs very much.

*Local: I live near Har Mar Mall. I am not a superstar, or even close to one. Nor would I ever make that claim. Nor allow my physique to take such shape. Also, hoboburgers. [mnspeak]

*Today’s links: Uranium.

Links for 7.20.08: Avril’s “Girlfriend,” Improving Shakespeare, Girl Talk in the Times…

*YouTube: It is done. Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend” has passed “The Evolution of Dance” on YouTube’s all-time most-watched list. The oligarchs are on top again and all is right with the world. Some boring, related money matters from Listening Post here. Let us hope the grass-roots effort to put “Evolution” back on top fails, as I am just starting to get used to the world as it should be.

*Retail: Unsigned musicians will now have more opportunity to sell their music through Best Buy. [koar]

*Literature: Ryan Adams has signed a book deal. It will hit shelves in 2009. No one knows what it will be about, but I know this: I will not read it, no matter what happens on this Earth. [absolute punk]

*Projects: Rufus Wainwright is setting William Shakespeare’s sonnets to music. Huge improvement? [largehearted boy]

*Law: Should music copyright last 5 years? I ask you this because I care.

*Britney has ceded full custody of her kids to K-Fed. This makes me sad.

*Jail: DMX got arrested again. For identity theft. Seriously, are you trying to depress the fuck out of me?

*Mashups: The New York Times‘ Consumed column (by Rob Walker) is about Girl Talk this week. If you need me, my head will be in the toilet.

*Tattoos: Neutral Milk Hotel. Goodbye, forever. (Wait. Should this have been in that list of misspelled tattoos? Or not?) [Also: this is not my arm.]