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Video: NXT-606 – A Lego drum machine

For all your drum machine needs. Also, super weird and oddly compelling accent.

[psfk]

Video: A German youth identifying Star Wars Lego’s

This is a video of a blindfolded German youth identifying Star Wars Lego figures as they are put in her mouth.

[the daily what via heavy critters]

Video: 8-Bit Trip

Legos. 8-bit.

[waxy]

Links for 5.20.09: Ramsay, Cutlery, Sam Beam, meat eating, pigeons…

*Podcasts: If you want to see the guy with the huge beard who refuses to do a podcast with me (his name is Sam Beam and his band is Iron and Wine), check out this video, for the song “Love Vigilantes.” I will now recommence crying into my cupped hands.

*Belief: What will your grandchildren be embarrassed you did or believed in? Circumcision? Self-medicating? Meat eating? [waxy]

*Graphics: The Daily Swarm’s commentary on Project Playlist acquiring Total Music. A pile of fecal matter. Steaming.

*Like, art: Do you want to see a pigeon going down a drain? From an exhibit called “The Space Between.” I once ran over a large goose while driving at night and it was extraordinarily sickening and depressing. FYI. [eyeteeth]

*Television: Everything Tracy Jordan ever said in season three of “30 Rock.” [urlesque]

*Videos: The Cold War Kids have an interactive music video called “I’ve Seen Enough” out. I remember when music videos were on on tv. And, like, had chicks. Dancing. And shit. [fimoculous]

*Architecture: The world’s architecture rendered in Legos. I once built a tower straight up, reaching toward the sky. Minutes later it was destroyed by the capricious whim of a two-year-old child. This is how one learns patience.

*Ideas: Eat Me Daily explores the idea of a Grand Unification Theory of Cutlery. Also highly recommended, Gordon Ramsay Swears at You. (Push the button on his head. The red one.)

*Today’s links: D. I’m a little worried about Lyrical_Miracle. He’s been suspiciously quiet lately….

Links for 1.17.09: Painted books, pictures of records, Legos of history…

*Art: Painting books is a lot like watching videos of phonographs. “In the end, these paintings stand against loss and for reverie, memory, optimism, desire, and love,” says the artist of his work.

*Records: View one woman’s K-Tel record collection through the lens of Flickr. [murketing]

*Film: Pitchfork.tv is allowing access to the movie “Joy Division” in its entirety on their site for the next week. [hypetrak]

*Communications: A website whereupon Ze Frank talks about what he does – Posts are titled “Awareness of Audience” or “Central personae vs. algorithm.”

*Economics: 95% of music downloads are illegal. [tds]

*Politics: Tuesday’s presidential inauguration has been precreated in Legos. (PRECREATED? Did I just? Did I?)

*I feel like I should have added more context to all these links, but I was too tired. If it’s possible for you to do, you should trust me – they’re good. Thank you.

Links for 10.20.08: iLike pays, Palin winks, Pandora cuts…

*Business models: iLike is going to start paying artists when their music gets listened to. [mashable]

*Hustle and/or flow: NPR talks to Terrence Howard, who just put out his first album. “My dream was to be a physicist.” I should say that I have always dreamt of being retired.

*Finance: Russell Simmons is advising that the residential real estate market is a BUY. [dailyswarm]

*Excuse me?: Secret Society is an 18-piece steampunk jazz ensemble. They’re recording their first album in December. [3quarksdaily]

*Recession: Pandora lays off 14% of its staff.

*Politics: Sarah Palin winking depicted in LEGOs. It is appropriately grotesque!

*Global Financial Meltdown: Natalie Portman and Rashida Jones frolicking for finance. FROLICKING, I TELL YOU.

*Philanthropy: Local music blog Culture Bully is doing a 60-hour blogathon for charity. I don’t have any idea what a blogathon is.

*I saw Diane Keaton at dinner last night.

Links for 9.20.08: Blink crash, Jay-Z’s label, Saramago’s movie…

*Crash: DJ AM and former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker were in a South Carolina plane crash on Friday that killed four people. They’re both being treated for burns and are in critical condition.

*Business: Jay-Z is starting a new record label, StarRoc. Jay-Z also things 360 deals are the future? Hm. [licensing plate]

*Video: Daft Punk song “Something About Us” on Nintendo DS and theremin. [waxy]

*Launched: DJ History is an online store for rare vinyl. I’m telling you people: garage sales. [nme]

*Mixes: Is Favtape a “Muxtape on steroids”? (Muxtape was shut down by the RIAA last month.) [techcrunch]

*Literature: Holy WTF?? Nobel Prize-winning Portuguese author Jose Saramago’s “Blindness” is being made into a movie starring Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Gael Garcia Bernal, Danny Glover and Sandra Oh. WTF? (I used to have sort of a thing for Saramago, and especially enjoyed his explorations of identity – and his own literary heritage, of course, through the channeling of Fernando Pessoa – in “The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis.”

*Hope: Barack Obama’s face in Lego’s. The Internet effing loves Lego’s. [buzzfeed]

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 8.19.08: 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?)

Links for 7.27.08: Emo bans in Russia, clown walking, Lego album covers…

*Nostalgia mash: 20 classic album covers recreated in Legos. (Lovely Legoized Aphex Twin cover!) [music slut]

*Culture: Russia may outlaw emo culture (dress, websites, etc.). Why did Mexico not think of this? [thedailyswarm]

*Dancing: You must learn how to C-Walk if you want to win friends. And influence people. (Featuring lovely how-to videos!) [mefi]

*Telephony: Phoning It In has posted their entire archive of telephonic performances, including some from Petra Haden, Poison Control Center, Jens Lekman. Lovely? [largehearted boy]

*Punk Princesses: Silicon Alley Insider does the math on the supposed mint (around $2M) YouTube owes Avril Lavigne for all those “Girlfriend” (and other) plays.

*Question and Answer: Why do chicks dig musicians? The answer is based on SCIENCE. [medialoper]

*Off-topic video: College Humor collects the Top 10 eye-gouging scenes in cinema. I have no idea why, but my father took me to see Blade Runner in the theater when it first came out (I was 8 years old at the time of its release). That double-thumb eye-gouge not only was the point at which we left the theater, it has also doggedly haunted my dreams ever since. [waxy]