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Links for 11.2.08: Lil Wayne’s health, Joe Perry’s vote, Hank Williams’ beer…

*Rumors: Lil Wayne is not dead, I guess. Despite rumors to the contrary.

*Country: The life of Hank Williams. There was a tear in his beer. Also, I am now ready for some football. Also, Hank is dead.

*Endorsements: Aerosmith’s Joe Perry endorses John McCain. Being an understated asshole aside, I cannot imagine ever casting a vote for someone who purports to despise – and even mock – eloquence.

*Recession: Ads in Rolling Stone are down 18%. Ads on the listenerd holding steady. [dailyswarm]

*Off topic: Wait. Gas prices dip for a week, and Americans are back to buying SUVs?

Links for 10.30.08: Country Joe the Plumber, Lil Wayne gets nasty, Bono on Facebook…

*Country: Joe the Plumber (aka Samuel Wurzelbacher) has a booking agent and a PR agency, and is considering entering the world of country music as a recording artist. [wired]

*The Miracle of Birth: Rapper Lil Wayne apparently helped deliver his second child recently. His commentary on the matter follows. “I delivered him. I held the left leg the whole time. It was nasty, very nasty, but it was wonderful.”

*Facebook: Those pictures of BONO with two 19-year-old girls in bikinis made it into the wild thanks to inept privacy setting management by one of the ladies in question. [all facebook]

*Pasterolling: Go here and copy/paste the symbol, please. [waxy]

*Disturbia: A collection of videos of little kids singing Katy Perry’s magnum opus, “I Kissed a Girl.” Sometimes I’m not sure what motivates people to put the things on YouTube that they do. Like Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend.”

*Mashups: Waxy looks at Girl Talk’s official sample list. (Wikipedia users identified about 75% of the samples before this list came out.)

*Politics: The Economist endorses Barack Obama. Whoa. Since when did the Economist start endorsing socialist candidates? [mefi]

Links for 10.2.08: Nintendo’s music machine, Clown calendars, KFC rocks…

*Videogames: A next-gen Nintendo DS that takes pictures and plays music is ready to launch in Japan. I almost bought a DS a couple months ago, but I felt like too much of a 12-year-old girl in doing so.

*The Years: The 2009 Naked Clown Calendar will break your heart if it doesn’t break your eyeballs first. It’s not safe for work. And it’s not safe for posterity. [best week ever]

*Age: Lil Wayne thinks Brett Favre is 3900 years old.

*Product placement: KFC will appear in the Guitar Hero World Tour game with “cameo” appearances. I don’t know what this means, but I do think the Famous Bowl is the most depressingly genius invention of the 21st century.

*Politics: John Hodgman handicaps tonight’s vice presidential debate in a post called ADVANTAGE PALIN. The guy knows how to write a kicker.

*More politics: Obama (iPhone app) vs. Palin (ringtones) [licensing plate and fimoculous]

*Local: Poetry has been embedded in my neighborhood. Originally, we thought it was ambitious graffiti artists, but apparently this is state sanctioned verse. (You will note that the “Advice for Gardeners” poem featured in the above link is an acrostic.)

Links for 9.26.08: Bono blogs, Prince abstains, Bon Iver cries…

*Enigmas: Prince says to USA Today: “I’m single, celibate and sexy. I feel free.” Like Bob Dylan, the man knows how to be weird. Kudos.

*Money: A royalties deal is done for online music.

*Bono: Bono is blogging for the Financial Times. Probably with his dumb glasses on. Also, I don’t think he should start sentences or posts with the word “myself”! Gawd!

*Literature: More excerpts from Faith Evans’ book: “I called Big to share the news.” “He didn’t sound happy or sad. Just very noncommittal. ‘You keeping it?’ he asked. ‘Yeah. I am,’ I said. It was a quiet moment. ‘Are you sure?'” [bossip]

*Music: Bon Iver plays for NPR’s World Cafe. And then we both weep loudly into our hot coffee and stare out the window as the snow falls. [music slut]

*Blogging: Lil Wayne is blogging for ESPN. [everywhere]

*Love: Pubic hair exhibitionist Devendra Banhart and Natalie Portman have broken up.

*Upcycling: A cassette tape becomes a wallet.

*Video: Diesel makes a porn-without-the-porn viral video, SFW XXX, which I don’t really consider SFW (unless you have my job). [rob]

Video: Lil Wayne on Saturday Night Live

[nah right]

Links for 8.11.08: Byrne’s bikes, the coming apocalypse, iTunes $$$…

*David Byrne: First he made a building sing. Now he has designed some New York City bike racks. Next? [coudal]

*Biz: Coolfer asks, is the iTunes music store a huge money-maker or a break-even proposition meant to prop up hardware sales?

*Apocalypse: Greg Gillis of Girl Talk will be playing his final concert (and, indeed, the world’s final concert) on December 12, 2012, the day of the apocalypse according to the Mayan calendar. I am not buying tickets, but might try to crash the show.

*The Markets: Live Nation stock bounced 28% after its earnings report last Thursday.

*Consumer insights: Hipster Runoff runs an infographic of what you see when you go to music festivals. I highly recommend that you look at it, as it is colorful, accurate, and easily consumed.

*Things you know: Isaac Hayes died. Then Slate asks: Where do Scientologists go when they die? [spin city]

*Fashion: T-shirts for fake bands. You know what would be a hilarious fake band name? Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head. [fimoculous]

*Rumors: Though fans wondered for hours whether Lil Wayne’s 8-year-old daughter had died in a car crash, she is fine. Ugh. Scary.

*Dirty: By now most of us have seen Kafka’s porn. (Hilarious pornography jokes redacted.)

*The Wikipedia entry for anagram told me this, and it is FUCKED UP:

“Anagrammist Cory Calhoun discovered that the first 3 lines of the ‘To Be Or Not To Be’ soliloquy from Hamlet (“To be or not to be, that is the question; whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune“) anagrammed into the phrase ‘In one of the Bard’s best thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten.'”

ALSO: “Jim Morrison came up with an anagram of his name in the Doors song L.A. Woman, calling himself ‘Mr. Mojo Risin’.”

COINCIDENCE? [caitlin]

Links for 7.9.08: Lil Wayne marketing, torture music, Last.fm pays indies…

*Money: Last.fm will pay royalties to unsigned artists for the songs streamed through their service. Label this! Hypebot captures the response of Merlin (the “indie major”). [techcrunch]

*Torture: Torturers might owe royalties to artists for the music they play over and over to torture victims.

*Cellular: Call a rapper, get a freestyle ringtone. [WAIT – my day job?]

*Television: Wine bar music comes to Sesame Street as Feist performs with Elmo on PBS on August 11th.

*Industry: Is myAWOL (My Artists Without Labels) a new kind of label? Which is to say a media channel meant for music and optimized for the internet. (Hey, that aside wasn’t droll at all!)

*Contest: Would you like to compete with Minneapolis rapper P.O.S. to create the best song from the lyrics of The Honeydogs’ Adam Levy? It’s for Minnesota Public Radio! OK, I would not either.

*Tapes: The Cassette Tape Pouch. It does not play music.

*Marketing: NPR deconstructs Lil Wayne’s marketing strategy for The Carter III. [the rap up]

*Politics: Barack Obama gives a shout out to Weezy’s lyrical skills at a Georgia campaign event.

*Song title of the day: “Too Drunk to Fuck” by Buckcherry. Video.

Links for 7.5.08: Lil Wayne champagne, net neutrality album, more Kanye shoes…

*Hot on the heels of Lil Jon’s announcement that he’s launching a winery, Lil Wayne comes out with his own champagne, Halo. [buzzfeed]

*Bands vs. Fans: On the occasion of Amy Winehouse cold-cocking a fan, the Times lists (with some good video linkage) their top 10 fan/band altercations. Includes: Tim Mcgraw vs. Fat Guy and Akon’s “Dry Humping Incident.”

*Video: Flight of the Conchords perform “Ladies of the World.”

*Rock The Net, an album being made to support of net neutrality – will drop later this month. Stream Rock the Net tunes here. The album features Bright Eyes, Aimee Mann, They Might be Giants, and others.

*Kanye teams with Louis Vuitton to design some shoes.

*What the fuck is a modular sound flute?

MORE LINKS: Lil Wayne, Tim McGraw and an amphibious robotic snake

*These links brought to you by my obsessive-compulsive disorder. Enjoy.

*Instictiv allows you to add Pandora-like functionality to your iPhone; hate on songs on the go, and create shuffle stations based on your preferences. [mashable]

*Lil Wayne’s “The Carter III” drops 69% in its second week. Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” selling 721,000 copies in the U.S. to take over the #1 spot, marking only the second time albums in back-to-back weeks had sold 700k+. [the rap up]

*Yeah, yeah. Kanye is mad at Bonnaroo. (And uses a MacBook Air.)

*If you are interested in seeing Tim McGraw pull a guy with a huge beer belly out of the crowd by his belt at a concert, watch this video. (Note that this entails watching at least part of a Tim McGraw concert.)

*Google trends explosion over the past 24 hours:
-Jared Fogel is not dead. Yet.
-Verne Troyer has a sex tape. (SFW)
-I am sad.

*Off topic video: An amphibious robotic snake. I’m not ashamed to admit that I want one. [science punk]

Links for 6.11.08: M.I.A. cancels, dads rap, OLPC’s tunes…

*NPR is at the strange center of a confluence of bloggers, Father’s Day and rapping. [daddytypes]

*M.I.A. has cancelled her European tour. Possibly to plan her wedding.

*The Times on Lil Wayne: “He often raps about smoking dope and swigging cough syrup.”

*Bonaroo has a site set up to help mobile festival goers access info easily. [largehearted boy]

*Fashion(?): Punk rock belts for children. I’ll be honest with you. I don’t know what punk rock means.

*A collection of goods made out of repurposed vinyl records: bowls, bracelets, coasters.

*More Andrew Kuo stuff from the New York Times: On music festivals.

*Nooka is putting out a glow-in-the-dark watch to celebrate Kanye’s Glow in the Dark tour, which is in Minneapolis tonight. [crave]

*One Laptop Per Child: Teaching the world to sing? “TamTam, a piece of software that allows children to create their own music, is central to the OLPC educational mission.” [work]

*Remember when Qtrax, the free, legit P2P music site, tried to launch in January and it turned out they didn’t have deals with any labels? They’re ready to launch again.

*Lily Allen has been posting fairly heavily on her blog lately. Unquestionably frightening, but on the plus side, she makes the listenerd look almost literate.

*Local (kinda): The Hold Steady is streaming their new album, Stay Positive, on their MySpace page. MySpace. Quaint!

Links for 5.14.08: Imeem ascends, Qtrax signs, Sally Forth rocks…

*Qtrax, the legal P2P startup, finally actually signs their 4th major label, Warner. [listening post]

*Vote: Cover vs. Original. Please make sure your voice is heard. This is almost as important as American Idol or Barack vs. Hillary. [mefi]

*Vulture pulls a great quote from Lil Wayne. On staying away from cocaine: “It’s just about the acne.”

*Sally Forth (the comic strip) references Vampire Weekend. Up next: Garfield eats lasagna off Santogold’s belly.

*Imeem is now the top music streaming site, passing AOL and Yahoo. Also, they’re opting in to OpenSocial.

*The top 20 superhero songs. [pop candy]

*Songs that are both anti- and pro-drug.

*The Listening Tree: Would you like to hear a tree grow? [good]

*Video: Leonard Cohen, back on stage. Everybody hates it when I try to sing Leonard Cohen. [daily swarm]

*Off topic: Who needs boobs with an ass like this? Sad. But I’ve read it eight times. [nevenmrgan]

*Note: I am declaring May 14th to be Nicole Eggert day (kinda SFW). Please help spread the word. It’s a long story.

Links for 5.7.08: Lil Wayne’s sex advice, Korn’s literary chops, Dictionaraoke…

*Lil Wayne will be writing a love advice column for VH1. Use condoms! (That’s me, not Lil Wayne. I’m not sure how seriously you should take Lil Wayne’s advice yet.) [pee-fork]

*Would you like to read the biography of Korn? No, I’m not talking about Michael Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma.” [metal sucks]

*R. Kelly’s trial is starting. MTV has a timeline. [idolator]

*Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are married. I could have sworn they were faker than Rihanna and Chris Brown. Or at least as fake. [concrete loop]

*The Walkmen write food reviews? Click through and follow the Reviews tab. [earfarm]

*MiRoamer: Customize your internet radio experience. I haven’t tried it. [venture beat]

*M.I.A. has a clothing line coming out. I’m pretty sure I could pull off none of it. [buzzfeed]

*Hoodies with Mp3s: Pretty sure I could not pull them off. [psfk]

*Is Miley Cyrus’ back hurting her ratings?

*A violinist honors the cabdriver who returned his $4M violin with a concert.

*Listen: Dictionaraoke. [mefi]

*Off topic: Manbabies. [neatorama]

Links for 3.8.08: Naughty librarians, PowerPoint Karaoke, the Power of the Pearl…

*Study says dancehall music leads to sex. Or seizures. [getty images]

*Read Barack Obama’s thank you letter to Shepard Fairey for the posters he designed. [good]

*Lil Wayne is pimping Strapped condoms. [idolator]

*I have been on the receiving end of much denigration for my purchase of a Blackberry Pearl. But what will my detractors be saying after I join Will.I.Am’s social network, Dipdive.

*Dead Buddy speakers. The perfect complement to the Voodoo knife holder.

*200k musicians are using iLike’s Universal Artist Dashboard? High.

*The Future of Music Coalition has lined up Wilco and Bright Eyes, among others to rock for Net Neutrality. [peefork]

*PowerPoint karaoke: Present a random deck of slides to a group of bored onlookers. It’s like every week of my job, but for fun. [adverlab]

*San Francisco readers: There’s a Naughty Librarians’ Convention happening today in your city. Just saying. [laughing squid]