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Links for 6.9.08: T-Pain’s record label, Britney’s ride, the iPhone’s cost…

*Nappy Boy Records: T-Pain opens up an online-only record label. [mashable] Also, Ludacris opens up an online-only record label, Wemix. [venture beat] Sometimes, I feel like I’m repeating myself. Myself.

*Building a greener guitar: Flaxwood guitars don’t use hardwoods from the Amazon, hence are more eco-friendly. [alternative consumer]

*Bob Dylan’s paintings are now being shown in a London gallery in the Drawn Blank Series. [huffpo]

*Second Life co-founder Cory Ondrejka gets a job with EMI. There are jokes about nobody going to Second Life and nobody buying music, but you didn’t hear them here. Because there’s nobody here. Huh?

*Sufjan Stevens reviews Cryptacize’s new album: “Sometimes I worry that the ever-increasing trend toward excessive innovation has pushed the art and music world into a slapstick exhibition of dog breeding, generating increasingly newer, more contemporary fashions: gothic folk, for one. Or Afro-beat Ivy League pop.” I hate you for your confusing linking style, Pitchfork. And I will never stop hating you. [p-fork]

*Britney Spears drives a tiny car. It must be seen. It must be seen, readers.

*Signal Patterns: A Web 2.0 beta thingy that plays you a bunch of music then tells you your worth as a person. Tagline: “Discover the real me.”

*AC/DC signs on to deliver its next album exclusively through Wal-mart. Who’s got the biggest balls of them all? And by “balls” I mean retail clout.

*Does the new 3G iPhone suck? Data plan = +$10/month. (Kidding. Kinda. I pretty much owned WordPress’ “iPhone Sucks” tag back in the day. Yep. Ugh.)

*Band: an iPhone app that lets you compose music on the go. Read what Daring Fireball says about it here. [listening post]

Links for 11.29.07: RIAA runs, Beacon fades, Hove hides +

*Is EMI sick of the RIAA? MAYBE. The label’s trying to cut its funding of the trade org.

*Facebook’s ready to give up ground on Beacon, their social ad scheme.

*META: The Guardian asks fans to help them compile the ultimate list of songs about songs. (Most of the commenters don’t seem to get it, but I love the idea.)

*The Wire – which all TV-loving peoples go orgasmic for – is releasing a soundtrack on January 8; Tom Waits, Solomon Burke, etc. [the playlist]

*daed si evoH. Jay-Z’s new album is filled with secret messages. [xrrxf]

*Fred Wilson: Apple sucks. Also, the iPhone sucks. Sentiment code that, blog scrapers.

*PSFK chats with RCRD LBL‘s Peter Rojas. (In which Peter Rojas wears a festive holiday sweater.)

*Pandora makes an appearance in Doonesbury. Next up, Family Circus’ Barfy gets an iPod.

Links for 11.3.07: New p2p protocols, bees dying, iPhone sucks +

*Pirate Bay abandons BitTorrent ship; is building its own P2P app. [newteevee]

*Never Pay for Music: A wiki from Wired. [largehearted boy]

*Blogger: The iPhone, Time’s invention of the year, sucks. [via textually]

*Lazily peruse a study on the FX of P2P and downloads on the Canadian music business. [techmeme]

*On the disappearing bees.

Links for 10.9.07: Office models, Big Thriller, no-label NIN +

*Rhapsody music service comes to TiVo. The service will cost about $13/month. Also, TiVo has been using PayPerPost? [via waxy]

*Les Moonves comments on what CBS will be doing with Last.fm. (A wedge into wider social networking.)

*October 27/28, 2007 is Thrill the World day. If you are so inclined, please be prepared to re-enact the Thriller video in what may turn out to be the largest such event in human history. [via mental floss]

*Mashable: The iPhone sucks! Here are 19 ways to complain about it.

*Nine Inch Nails is done with record labels. [billboard]

*For cassette tape lovers: the USB tape deck. [crave] Also from Crave, the Panda Chair, a seat made out of CDs. Hello, awesome? Looks rolly.

*The models from Deal or No Deal perform a scene from The Office. Strangely compelling. Would love to see them branch out into more dramatic work. [pop candy]

Links for 9.30.07: Bourdain, the iphone sucks, and reality for old people

*MAKE takes on music: How to make a mellotron out of walkmans (not walkmen?).

*Local: Tryouts for a music reality show come to Minneapolis. 40+ rockers (of whom we are not wanting) can audition for READY 2 ROCK (caps theirs), a forthcoming making-of-the-band kinda reality program. See Metblog Mpls for details.

*Gizmodo: The iPhone sucks. Also: are iPods creating a crime wave in New York?

*Anthony Bourdain in Spin on music in 1977. (Bourdain is speaking at a company gig in 2 weeks.) [via Fimoculous]

*The Times asks if Facebook is worth $10B.

*Microsoft files a patent for a system for the Zune to automatically deliver content to a listening device based on past actions and pre-set preferences. [ZDnet via Engadget]