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Links for October 24, 2011: Blessed are the cheesmakers

*School: I’m still a little sheepish about the fact that I do not have a single advanced degree. The Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Academy may help me change that. I’m thinking of doing my thesis on how using mayonnaise on a grilled cheese sandwich is an affront to god. And Jesus.

*Photgraphs: Katy Perry visits Occupy Wall Street (not nude). Apparently, Gaius Baltar is the only celebrity who cares to attend Occupy Wall Street in the nude? Also, apparently OWS has a theme song now, from Bill Fox, no less.

*Music: Oink: A Concept Album. (That’s not the real album title, just what it should have been named.) The real thing is One Pig by Matthew Herbert, and it’s an album made from sounds captured during the short, sad life of one little porker. [notcot]

*Testing: Can you match some fictional rock bands with the books in which they appeared? I did not do well. Probably because I am a dropout of the Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Academy. (Important note: I have not even been accepted into the Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Academy.)

*Books: Chicks With Guns. Paper and glue, the good, old-fashioned publishing industry, is our final bastion of intellectualism. [minusmanhattan]

*Business: Netflix and Groupon continue in their head-to-head battle to see who can fail more spectacularly.

*Glam: Rémy Tassou’s disco ball made out of cellphones has really inspired me. In fact, I am planting one thousand disposable razors in my frontyard right now, in an effort to make a “lawn beard.” Yes, a lawn beard MADE OUT OF RAZORS. [unconsumption]

*Mashups: Kanye’d by the bell. A tumblr. I assume inspired by LOLcats and heavy alcohol consumption.

*Local: Read on as The Deets blogger Ed Kohler continues his campaign against public financing of a new Vikings stadium. Worse than paying for a 21,000 car Arden Hills parking lot, I received an unwanted Yellow Pages on my stoop this week. In a plastic bag, no less.

*Twitter: Here are some tweets I like.

*Today’s links: F.

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Video: Auto-tune the news, Kanye vs. Dubya

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Video: Daft Punk piano medley

[yeezy]

Links for 5.14.09: Seeing, anonymity, Wild Things, air sex…

*Eyes: Here’s the best visual illusion of 2009. Also, I’m now blind.

*Sports: Air sex is like air guitar, but without a woman. Or a man. Your choice. Or both, I guess? However you swing. Or whatever. [what?]

*Books: We Love You So is a blog for the movie “Where the Wild Things Are.” [popcandy]

*Icons: Rob Walker’s gallery of anonymity – featuring the default icons from social networking sites from across the web – is growing. I will always be a toilet. Even when I’m not yet a toilet. Or not currently a toilet. What?

*History: Learn your lesson – How they dealt with credit crunches in the Middle Ages. Have I told you lately that I’m deleveraging? Not as fun as it sounds.

*Music: A concept, a book, an album. NPR on Danger Mouse’s, Sparklehorse’s, and David Lynch’s (among others) “Dark Night of the Soul.”

*Day job: This one is from my day job, but still interesting (WUCKA!) – The Boobox is a vending machine that gives away free samples.

*Internet: This bookmarklet allows you to see the web in Kanye West vision. [filter]

*Today’s links: Lowercase d. It’s that fucking low.

Links for 5.12.09: Mead, twitter, beards, non-photos, unbrands and MORE

*Things I Hate: What this article from GOOD fails to tell you is that mead tastes like a combination of old mushrooms, dog shit and a nickel you’ve been carrying around in your ass crack.

*Covers: I forgot to post this yesterday. Because my brain cells are slipping away. If there were such a thing as listenerdbait, this would be it. Album covers reimagined as Penguin book covers.

*Negatives: Unphotographable offers prose accounts of pictures not taken. WHICH IS EXACTLY THE KIND OF SHIT I TOTALLY LOVE. (It would be nice if there were some more mundane ones, though.) [magnetbox]

*Idol: Is American Idol fixed? I once watched this show for an entire season. And I have the scars to prove it (they are emotional scars). [vulture]

*BEAMCAST: Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam has steadfastly refused to do a podcast with me. And yet he is streaming “Around the Well” on his MySpace page. Inconsistent much, jerk face? OH no. I didn’t mean it. I’m sorry. I got emotional. Ugh.

*Branding: Product Displacement is a blog that tracks instances of fictionalized brands’ appearances in movies and TV, as well as unbrandings (the removal of branding from real companies). [murketing]

*Twitter: Paste tried to compile a list of the 10 funniest twitterers. Other than Bad Banana, this is an awful list. OK, Michael Ian Black is fine, too. Please stick to what you’re good at, Paste – which is releasing free compilation albums once a year in conjunction with eMusic. [spincity] Also: If Kanye were on Twitter, he might be one of the funniest. Based on this.

*Facial hair: Being a hierarchy of beards. I have grown a beard of my own in the past week. And now I must slaughter a fatted calf with my bare hands. [buzzfeed]

*Today’s links: C-. I’m not embarrassed by them for the first time in nearly 15 years.

Video: Kanye West’s “Heartless”

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Links for 10.29.08: Footloose rises, the Beatles may return, Bjork weeps…

*BIG NEWS: Zac Efron is going to do a Footloose remake. My favorite scene from Footloose was the one with the dancing. And the hay.

*Rumors: Is a Beatles’ Rock Band coming out tomorrow? Also, is a global economic meltdown threatening our very way of life? Seriously. It’s something to think about. [daily swarm]

*Auctions: Christie’s is selling off some serious rock memorabilia, including stuff from Patti Smith, the Velvet Underground, the Ramones, and Bowie. By the way, thanks a lot for all the help on that Cat Power-Bowie cover, too. Assholes.

*Social commentary: Bjork comments on Iceland’s economy and environment – “Usually I don’t notice politics. I live happily in the land of music-making. But I got caught up in it because politicians seem bent on ruining Iceland’s natural environment.” [daily swarm]

*P2P: LimeWire to sell content from Comedy Central records through its legit P2P store.

*Time: A boombox watch from Flud. Seriously, if this thing were only 100X larger, I would be all over it. Also, Kanye’s blog does a shitty job of linking to the actual product or item posted about. Just saying. [kanye]

*Infographics: The History of the United States economy from GOOD magazine. It’s pretty. And pretty scary. Ha?

*Blogging: Blogging makes me tired. Here is the Twittercide thing I wrote for the day job.

Links for 10.27.08: Hope posters, Twitter rising, a Bowie cover…

*Hope and beyond: A delicious collection of images inspired by Shepard Fairey’s Barack Obama “Hope” poster. Includes: dope, nope, pope, hope, grope, type, marxism, viva!, soup, chope, mime, cope, rope, chaos, damn, fuck it, arab, dupe, honey, chump, dunk, and more. [obeygiant]

*Lazyblog request: Did the Cat Power cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” that appeared in that Lincoln commercial ever come out as a legit MP3? If so, could someone please send it to me? You and the rights holder will be properly remunerated. Regards. {Hello, Cat?}

*CMJ: Read The Daily Swarm’s rundown of New York Times coverage of CMJ over the years. The biggest disappointment for me is that 2009 was not included. [spincity]

*Interviews: Peefork interviews Randy Newman: “Don Henley is always teasing me, asking if I’ve written another little novelty song.” Short people, indeed.

*When Music Blogs Attack: Listening Post vs. Idolator. It’s like Kanye vs. 50 Cent, but without anyone falsely promising to retire. THE LISTENERD WILL RETIRE IF DEFEATED IN BLOGGING BY ANY MUSIC BLOGGER. [Also, who defends Boing Boing?]

*Microblogging: While you were sitting on the toilet, Twitter went mainstream. This is why I quit, people.

*Apps: Nabbit is an application that allows you to get info on songs playing on the radio by playing them into your cellphone. Or you can just work on your memories, people. I mean, really. [mashable]

*Metaphor: Stanley Fish on why Obama and McCain’s campaigns are like John Milton’s “Paradise Regained.” This is the kind of political analysis I could get into.

*Avoid: Black mead. At all costs.

Links for 10.26.08: Butts, sounding black and Bono + bikinis

*Politics: Where voting and music meet: Q-tip, Brad Paisley and Fall Out Boy. OK, that’s a weird trio.

*Academia: Kid Rock has established a scholarship. For STUDENTS.

*Music: Here is Kanye West’s “Robocop.” Which Kanye West says he did not leak. In other news Kanye West recently saw the image of Kanye West in a tortilla Kanye West was using to make his signature Kanye West burrito. It has carnitas in it.

*Linguistics: It is possible to sound black. If you didn’t know this, you are a racist. [murketing]

*Bono: Bono has been caught partying with some 19-year-old girls. If by partying, you mean posing for pictures. Also, there are bikinis involved. I hate Bono. [buzzfeed]

*Butts: Songs about butts. Butts. Butts. Butts. Butts. Butts. Butts. Butts. Butts. Butts.

*Ouch: Bad concert experiences caught and codified by the A.V. Club. “There must have been a hundred kids—some as young as 13 and 14—face down on the parking-lot blacktop, hands cuffed behind their backs, bawling their eyes out.” [largehearted boy]

*OH HELLO: This is me, for the jobby job. Boring. On the plus side, I saw Diane Keaton.

Video: Kanye West performs “Love Lockdown” on Ellen

[hypetrack]

Links for 9.14.08: Food album covers, meta-rap, videogame music sampling…

*Farming: MoreCowbell.dj allows users to upload songs, then choose how much cowbell they would like added to each tune. Almost invariably, the amount is greater than the current amount, rather than less than it. [joho]

*Videogames: Hip-hop that samples videogames. May I recommend “Meganerd”? [waxy]

*Photos: The Flickr LEGO Album Covers Pool. I’m partial to the Velvet Underground (which exhibits the holy trinity of levity, brevity, clarity). [bb]

*Food: Album covers made out of food. The Tricky one seems to be the artsiest. [neatorama]

*Hip-hop: The New York Times calls the Cool Kids “meta-rap.” I don’t really buy the concept. (Hip-hop has always been backward-looking, too, though as ruthlessly backward looking as the Times says it is forward looking.)

*Hardware: Pea speakers. Throw them, roll them, hide them, listen to them. [kanye]

*Obits: David Foster Wallace hanged himself. I didn’t read much of him until he wrote a Harper‘s essay on words, punctuation, and language in general. And then I was like, wow. Then I read some more of his stuff. Then he died. An Onion article re: the late Mr. Wallace.

Links for 8.18.08: Pandora’s fate, Santogold’s mash, Katy Perry’s sins…

*TechCrunch suggests that Pandora may have to be sacrificed to the digital music gods. [techmeme] Or maybe Pandora just needs to get more social.

*Religion: The mother of Katy Perry (of “I Kissed a Girl” fame) is angry at her daughter for “promoting a sin.” [fark]

*Kanye: One Mr. Kanye West points your attention to this Santogold + Justice mashup.

*Family: The Allman Brothers is (are?) suing their label to try to get more money from sales through iTunes.

*Fuck beer: Order me a sensory cocktail. And let’s double down on the cigar mist. Please? I need it.

*Apology: I don’t have a lot of witty commentary here because I took a lot of sun today. And I mean a lot.

Video: Kanye West’s “Champion”

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Links for 8.1.08: Radiohead thieves, Bono haters, Kanye explains…

*Clarity post: “Clarity post will be my new thing 2 de-spell all false rumors.” And by my, I mean Kanye’s. Although since I believe that I normally err on the side of clarity on this blog, I may institute something called an obfuscation post. And perhaps this is the inaugural one. Thank you. (Also: I have been drinking wine.)

*Local: Brooklyn Vegan interviews Brother Ali, who is good. He hates 98% of underground rap. And for that, I love him.

*Music: Rhapsody adds U2’s music to its catalogs, DRM-free.

*Charity: There is now a movement whose sole purpose is to bribe Bono to leave public life. And I did not start this movement. But I wish I had. Rather than just sitting around griping all the time. [xrrf]

*P2P: Illegal downloaders of Radiohead’s “In Rainbows” greatly exceeded legal downloaders (who could get the album for free).

*Drumming: On 8/8/08 the Boredoms will hold 88BoaDrum, a performance that will have 88 drummers on each coast. I don’t understand why all these drummers needed!!! Also: It is a NIKE event, but I don’t know if it is NIKE who is pushing all of these DRUMMERS on us.