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Links for 3.9.09: Twitter radio, must-own albums, Lemmy’s ‘stache…

*Beamcast: No word from Sam Beam yet on the podcast I have proposed he record with me. I’ll be honest: I’ve spent the past 3 weeks crying, crying into my cupped hands.

*Twitter: ♬.ws is also known as Musebin. And it helps you search for music on Twitter. The music stuff happening around Twitter is interesting in a theoretical sort of way, but I am – as a user – part of the lazy middle, and still haven’t discovered any music-specific Twitter applications that have lit my fire. [tds]

*More Twitter: One experimenter is sorting tweets by sentiment and broadcasting them over the radio. (There’s video! Of radio! Kind of.)

*Furthermore: More people I know have been joining twitter lately and hating on it. This post from Online Fandom is as in tune with the possibilities of the medium as anything else I’ve read – especially point 5) “Twitter is temporal and cumulative”. OK, I’m done with twitter again.

*Men: Esquire goes all prescriptive, and tells the world the 75 albums every human male should own. Any asshole who’s ever heard the old saw “Build a house, plant a tree, write a book…” knows that “The Best of Elmo” needs to be on there. OK. I could be wrong.

*YouTube: Muziic pulls music off YouTube for streaming. I find the interface to be haunting. In a bad way. Like Linkin Park.

*More YouTube: RockPeaks is a collection of live music performances pulled from YouTube. [waxy]

*Pictures: Time runs the Cobbe oil painting, supposedly the only portrait of the bard made while he was alive. Weird, since everyone knows Shakespeare never existed. [mefi]

*Pop: Sasha Frere-Jones takes on Neko Case in the New Yorker. “I’m kind of the horn section of any band I’m in.”

*Hair: The 5 most important moustaches in music. LEMMY. [spinner]

*Loops: The Mimi Switch would allow one to control his or her iPod by blinking. [textually]

*Local: Brother Ali’s “The Truth is Here” EP gets a 7.4 from Peefork. Numbers are weird, and that’s why I keep looking at them, I think.

*Today: C, due to quantity. And too much effing Web 2.0 B.S.

Links for 2.25.09: Lemmy’s crotch, bread tie taxonomy, Beamcast update..

*Podcast update: All attempts to contact Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam (not through traditional means, but merely through the ether) to get him to be my interview subject for the first listenerd podcast have failed. Zero response. However, I now have a 5th question formulated: Could you please speak up? More to come, as things develop.

*The Markets: Keep track of the world’s stock markets in real time. This can be a sad endeavour. [good]

*Lemmy: A lovely quote pulled by The Daily Swarm regarding Lemmy’s displeasure with a doll made in his likeness: “Are you gonna put a dick on it?”

*Update: The Hipster Runoff guy is not Tao Lin. I am in no way taking credit for this idea.

*Correlations: How one’s SAT scores correlate to his or her musical tastes. I do not see Elmo on this grid. [buzzfeed]

*Facebook: eMusic jumps into the widget game (a couple years after the rush?) with some Facebook functionality that allows users to show the music they’re listening to and gives away free downloads.

*Models: Mashable takes a look at iTunes Pass. There are a lot of “hopefullys” in this article.

*Charity: Musicians on Call brings bands to the hospital rooms of sick people, for bedside concerts. [licensing plate]

*Twitter: Twitter = YouTube. “Google most likely really, really wants to buy Twitter.” Feel like it’s been coming for a long time.

*Food: Being a taxonomy of bread ties. [coudal]

*I find this collection of links and quips to be wholly unsatisfying. There is always tomorrow.

Links for 9.15.08: Best Buy’s Napster, Dylan poems, ugly metal men, fat guy shirts…

*Business: The evolution (or devolution?) of the Napster mission and public image is about as interesting as a brand history can be. It was announced today that Best Buy is buying Napster for $121M.

*Money: The Wiggles are Australia’s top-earning performers. Take that, Russell Crowe. (I also have a 30-Odd Foot of Grunt quip prepared, but it is inappropriate to share in this context. I’m sorry.) [parent dish]

*Poetry: The New Yorker publishes some new poems by Bob Dylan. They are short!!!!1 [universal music group]

*Metal: Who are the 10 Ugliest Dudes in Metal? I honestly believe that Lemmy should be #1, and I will go to my grave thinking so. [metal sucks]

*Punditry: Giga Om’s take on why MySpace Music will fail: “The reason I call it mission impossible is because I think the labels and MySpace are trying to win yesterday’s war.”

*Talk: Peefork goes on a Coney Island tour with Girl Talk’s Greg Gillis. But do they talk to him about live, on-stage concert sex? OK, well maybe they should have.

*Royalty: Last.fm streams the new Kings of Leon album, “Only By the Night.” [licensing plate]

*Internet culture: Twitter is penis is a service that republishes certain twitters, replacing some of the words with the inherently comical word “penis.” I don’t know why. [tobs]

*Fashion: This has made the rounds, but you need to read it anyway – Fat Guy Shirts. [kate]

Links for 6.4.08: Lemmy action figure, Last.fm expansion, Joy Division Zune…

*First and foremost: Lemmy has an action figure. [metalhammer]

*Last.fm in a box: The musical social network is syndicating. Think of it as a musical mega-widget.

*For the fashion impaired: The MP3 t-shirt. I have one Threadless t-shirt (an attempt to retain my “relevance”). It features a goat pinata. It does not play music.

*Meme watch: 2 girls, 1 birthday cake. Yum?

*Aaliyah’s uncle leaked the R. Kelly tape to Chicago journalist Jim Derogatis? I felt like a perv just typing that.

*Check out the Joy Division Zune design! Trying to figure out some kind of “known displeasures” wordplay.

*Pandora releases a desktop application. I left Pandora long ago, but I still think about it every few months or so.

*Lily Allen got very drunk the other night! At the Glamour Women of the Year Awards. Ms. Allen’s own take here. Confession: I also got drunk the other night. In my house. (No pics.)

*FanDoodle: How fans can get paid to distribute music via their blogs, email, etc. I’m no MBA, but: Low margins. [hypebot]

*Off topic: Ricky Gervais has a production blog for his forthcoming movie, “The Other Side of the Truth.” Also, here is video of Gervais and John Hodgman. Double the pasty! [videogum]

* Off topic: They make sneakers specially for the NBA finals? Celtics.com has KG specials. [complex]

Links for 5.22.08: Floyd’s pork, ?uestlove’s love, Rifflet’s allure…

*Crowdsourcing your way through musician’s block: Rifflet allows bands to post songs and encourage other musicians to finish them. [read write web]

*How much do you really want to know about Pink Floyd’s pig? Side note: I enjoy bacon.

*Who are the top 50 bands uploaded to Muxtape? The Rawking crunches it: 1) Radiohead, 2) MGMT, 43) Neutral Milk Hotel… Side note: I enjoy carrot flowers.

*Boy band discoverer Lou Pearlman got 25 years in the slammer for conspiracy and money laundering. [medialoper – who link blogs very well…]

*Byron Crawford notes that ?uestlove is eerily well-informed on matters pornographic. He begins a brief dissertation on Asian performers: “i was intrigued like most cats in the early 90s with Asia Carrera but since the tragedy with the death of her husband she has kept a relatively low profile in the past couple.”

*Video: Zach Galifinakis interviews Michael Showalter. Nice beard.

*Lemmy: The Movie. Lemmy is 62? [vicarious]

*Video: Best Buy video cameras capture an in-store dance party. [bb]

*Off topic: GOOD magazine does a round-up post on beards. They’re the new long hair. But on your face.

*ATTENTION: My love affair with Vodpod is over. THANK YOU.