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Girl Talk’s “Night Ripper” v. “All Day”

[waxy]

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Links for 9.27.09: Blood lamps, movie poster mashups, Safire dies…

*Lighting: The blood lamp requires a drop of blood to give off light. They should make a blood internet. [neatorama]

*Mashups: Two movies, one poster. We are all mashups now. There will be posters. I’m all out of lazy headlines. [videogum]

*Head injuries: Alcohol is good for head injuries. Buy me a beer someday and I will tell you about my roommate from freshman year in college, who loved cheese curds and Mountain Dew and fell down a flight of stairs drunk one night and bashed his head. Great times. Great times. [harper’s]

*Inspirational bullshit: A couple things to read or look at, if you like reading or looking at things. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

*Obits: William Safire died. The Nixon stuff, I wasn’t that crazy about. The weird word stuff was pretty cool, though. Also, I think he inspired one of my favorite Onion pieces. Also, holy fuck, one of my favorite Onion pieces is almost ten years old? (I was reading the Onion – stories about Jesus leaking beer from his stigmata – back when it was on paper, and only available in Madison.)

*Today’s grade: F. Keep striving.

Video: “Mother of All Funk Chords”

I am embedding this now. Thru-You. Deal with it.

Links for 3.4.09: LIKING, Neko Case audio, great moustaches…

*Social media: You know what’s hot in the social media world right now? LIKING. (Here’s Likaholix.) It’s all down to ones and zeros now, our relationships dichotomous and wholly lacking in texture or room for said. That, and weeping weeping weeping into our own cupped hands.

*Toys: Any Wolverine fans out there? And I mean serious fans.

*Interviews: You may have heard Neko Case on NPR this past weekend. Especially if you are stalking her. Anyhoo, she sounded a little flighty to me. Listen here. [music slut]

*Hair: See this compilation of the 10 greatest moustaches of all time! For the record, I think the 1400s and the prehistoric periods are both grossly underrepresented. [presurfer]

*Meltdown: Desperate citizens are setting fire to cars in Iceland to collect insurance money. I don’t like the sound of this at all! Meanwhile at home: Americans are losing sleep over financial worries. Another key reason for sleep loss, at least for me, has been insomnia. [former via 3quarks]

*Mash-ups: Everyone is loving Thru You. Love it yourself, if you can get through (the site has been burdened by heavy traffic due to everyone linking to it today).

*Department of Everywhere: Daft Punk to score Tron 2? It pains me to write that. 6 hours too late. [idolator]

*Business: Can YouTube and Universal Music come to an agreement and create Vivo, an online music video platform? I’ve talked about YouTube becoming the de facto platform for music discovery before. Legitimization, though, is hard.

*Internet: Hey! Waxy authors an article for the NYT on fansubbing of The Economist.

*Today’s links: D. Eff it.

Links for 1.2.09: Prince’s albums, torrenting records, vinyl bling

*Labels: Open Your Eyes Records distributes all of its new music via BitTorrent. This may come as a shock to you (geek that I am probably perceived to be), but I have never torrented anything. Because I am retarded. And about as impatient as they come.

*Prince: Supposedly, Prince is planning on putting out 3 new albums in 2009. He also seems to be regretting those anti-gay comments in the New Yorker right about now.

*Fashion: Vling is vinyl bling – jewelry made out of old records. There are SKULLS. [spinning indie]

*Sales: Go to Coolfer for charts (with COLORS) breaking out music sales for 2008. All things considered, not bad. I mean, we’re in a global economic meltdown.

*Economy: People are taking less pay in order to have any job at all. I’m crying on the outside. And inside.

*Fashion: The party’s over for makers of novelty New Year’s Eve eyewear.

*Green: Landsharing connects people with the yard space for great gardens with gardeners who want to expand their growing potential. Look, not everything in the world is about music. Also, I’m a shitty gardener.

*Mashups: Jay-Z vs Radiohead = Hovahead. [radiohead at ease]

*Local: Watch some video of Mark Mallman on New Year’s Eve at MNStories.

*Twitter: Tweetree actually looks pretty useful – though if I can’t star things from inside it, I can’t use it.

*Food: Where the Wild Things Are bento boxes. Wow. [neatorama]

Video: Fraggles vs. Europe = “Fraggle Countdown”

We used to listen to “The Final Countdown” a LOT when I was in high school. In a mocking manner, of course.

[fark]

Links for 12.10.08: Unemployment sites, Google’s trends, Bon Iver sings…

*The Great Recession: If you have been laid off or soon will be, Unemploymentality, a website for the “penniless and downtrodden.” [snarkmarket]

*Zeitgeist: Google Zeitgeist data puts Sarah Palin at the top of the most-searched-for list, Obama is at #6 and the Jonas Brothers are #10.

*Mashing: Cat Power vs. Capone-N-Noriega on “Fortunate Dunn.” [byroncrawford]

*Music: Bon Iver’s got new music out. Find “Beach Baby” here. I’m sorry for posting so much about Bon Iver this year.

*Shilling: If you like FOOD or EATING, maybe you should read the quickie blog posts of my colleague Charlotte Beal – Signature Dish. It’s just a suggestion.

*Twitter: Fuck superfluous profanity. Five people you should at least consider following on Twitter: @Fireland, @Aedison, @pagecrusher, @delfie, @DieLaughing. (These are some of the less obvious choices. OK; done.)

*Search: Ask Google who the worst band in the world is, and it will tell you that it’s Creed. I just bought three shares (I’m poor). [fark]

Links for 10.17.08: Yeezy’s ganking, Girl Talk’s vlogging, Russell’s hustling…

*The Annals of Ganking: Yeezy (Mr. Kanye West) has been accused of ganking content from NYMag blog Vulture. Next thing you know that fucker will be tumbling without vias. (Huh?) [bossip]

*Vlogging: Girl Talk has a YouTube channel set up for their (his?) current tour. Each video is made up of parts taken from dozens of other video bloggers. (Not really.) [peefork]

*Politics: Spanish socialists have adopted Eddie, the Iron Maiden mascot, as their own. [metal sucks]

*Speculation: The Facebook Music talk kicks up again. (I only go to Facebook for the drunken photographs. And the hilarious virtual gifts.) [mfr]

*Hip-hop: The Economist profiles Russell Simmons. Of his own Rush Card – a way for the unbanked to handle monetary transactions without getting an account – Mr. Simmons says, “This card is meant to get people laid, get them feeling dignity.” Funny. [licensing plate]

*Sustainability: How are musicians going green? Plenty says they’re using biodiesel busses, solar-powered studios, guitars made from sustainably harvested materials, and using soy ink. I don’t know why they didn’t mention Cloud Cult. [largehearted boy]

*Worth it for the headline: “Is It Just Us Or Does J.J. Abrams ‘Star Trek Look Laughable & Retarded?” The headline was too good; I didn’t read on. [the playlist]

*Twitter: Qwitter lets you know when you have been unfollowed. (I mostly quit twitter – and committed twitticide even – a while ago. I don’t even know why.) [waxy]

*Local: The New York Times on law-and-order loving Minneapolites Atmosphere, who played the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza recently:

“Slug, the group’s verbose rapper, noticed something. Two fans, engaged in a shoving match, were causing a commotion on the floor. ‘Stop the song,’ Slug advised his band, before addressing the troublemakers. ‘Just separate yourselves, like bad kids at the party.'”

Links for 10.10.08: It’s and Its, Eno’s iPhone app, McCain’s playlist…

*Words: It’s its and it is it’s (depending on context). [largehearted boy]

*Mashups: Dr. Dre is “reinterpreting Chopin symphony stuff.” [nymag]

*iPhone: Brian Eno releases Bloom, a music app for the iPhone Applications store. “Part instrument, part composition and part artwork.” All, WTF and a good portion I have no idea. [beat portal]

*Conversions: If you want, you can learn how to make albums into MP3s from Wired. OR you could just capture video of the album playing on a record player, post it on YouTube, then scrape it. [lifehacker]

*Big Retail: Wal-mart is leaving their DRM servers up for now. So those consumers who purchased DRM’d music from America’s largest retailer have some extra time to burn, baby, burn those discs. [medialoper]

*Politics: John McCain’s daughter’s playlist includes The Ting Tings, Tokyo Police Club, Zeppelin and Mos Def. The woman knows how to use the internet. [the rap up]

*Politics and cinema: If you would like to see a clip of W. Or maybe you are looking for a break from all that?

*Products: Torque your headphones with freakin’ MAGNETS? [joshspear]

*The Annals of Law: Champaign county judge forces hip-hop fan to listen to classical music.

Links for 8.28.08: Jam Legend, Cherp, breastcasting…

*Webcasting: Radiohead will be webcasting a show live from Santa Monica tonight, at 8:30 Central time. They are competing with Barack, people. How are we supposed to find resolution here? [pop candy]

*Videogames: JamLegend takes the Guitar Hero phenomenon online. (Their site was offline when I tried to visit. Funny. I guess.) [techcrunch]

*The Brett Favre of Musicians: Entertainment Weekly interviews M.I.A.: “I was quite happy to just leave it all behind. I was happy with what I had achieved. Now, with the success of ‘Paper Planes,’ there’s pull for me to make another record.” [music slut]

*Obit: It seems like every day this summer you see a new music-related obit. This time it’s for a guy who isn’t even dead. Bloomberg accidentally runs Steve Jobs’ obituary.

*Ideas: The Futility of Flogging Music, by Music Think Tank. I guess I thought flogging meant something else. Which is why I clicked in in the first place. [largehearted boy]

*Music biz: MuSick in the Head (and ReadWriteWeb) muses on iTunes prospects of joining the cloud. “The potential notion of Subscription + Cloud + iPhone + Taste Networking = pretty compelling proposition.”

*Breastcasting: Katy Perry gets a cast made out of her breasts. And, I take it, she liked it. [buzzfeed]

*Mashups: Atmosphere vs. Silversun Pickups [mfr]

*Marketing services: Cherp is a marketing services agency that helps corporations optimize their presence on Twitter. Here’s what you need to know: Be a living, breathing human person with faults, aspirations and ideas. Use twitter. Don’t be a prick. Goodbye. [mashable]

Links for 8.7.08: Girl Talk’s legality, TuneWiki’s rise, Boredom drummers…

*OMG: Tomorrow is 8 / 8 / 08! Brooklyn Vegan has a list of the 88 drummers playing The Boredoms’ 88Boadrums. Including: Fuji, Yoshimi and Eye, to name a few with very short names.

*Wait. WHAT?: Blah blah blah Tesco. Blah blah blah “Dirty Dancing” promotion. Blah blah blah “drive watermelon sales.” Let me just say: I’m all for watermelon sales.

*Play Your Part: The New York Times is onto Girl Talk. BUT DID THEY “WRITE” A MASHUP REVIEW OF GT’S LATEST ALBUM? OK. I’m breathing now. Breaths. Whew.

*M.I.A.: Staunchly anti-terrorist since forever. (Despite using Tamil Tigers iconography!)

*Digital music: Popcuts will pay you if you buy songs that become popular? Could pyramid schemes be the future of the music biz? WAIT a sec… [largehearted boy]

*Television: Guess who wants to go to Police concerts: Public radio donors. (That is code for old people.) Also: Best Buy will be the exclusive seller of the geriatric band’s forthcoming live DVD.

*TuneWiki: Will it “[become] the standard media player on Google’s forthcoming Android platform”?

*Local: Local online music mag Reveille is having a birthday party at the Turf Club on August 9.

Video: DJ Spock

[neatorama]

Links for 7.22.08: A Lennon movie, Miley goes green, amazing movie mashups…

*Movies: John Lennon’s childhood is to be depicted in a forthcoming movie, Nowhere Boy.

*Moneys: TicketLeap is a platform that allows event organizers to sell tickets to their concerts or events. The venture has recently received $2M in funding.

*Mashups: Kottke collects a number of YouTube mashups that combine movie scenes (often poignant) with music that doesn’t fit them at all. I don’t even like Monsters, Inc, however I guess I like juxtapositions such as these.

*Things I Did Not Even Know: Miley Cyrus’ single “Breakout” is an eco-anthem. Despite covering both the music and sustainabilities spaces extensively, I did not know this. [grist]

*Local music: Jayhawks Gary Louris and Mark Olson talk about a forthcoming Jayhawks reunion album. I listened to the Jayhawks a lot in college. I’m not sure what that says about me, but if you know, please contact me with your analysis. [heavy critters]

*Off-topic video: Groverfield. Would a St. Elmo’s Fire muppet mashup be too much to ask for?

*Off-topic video: Watch a man kick himself in the head for about a minute straight. [esquire]

*Upcoming: I have read a lot of hate about LISTS on the internet recently and I am now currently preparing a vigorous defense. Please look for it. (In short: lighten up.) GOODBYE.

Links for 7.20.08: Avril’s “Girlfriend,” Improving Shakespeare, Girl Talk in the Times…

*YouTube: It is done. Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend” has passed “The Evolution of Dance” on YouTube’s all-time most-watched list. The oligarchs are on top again and all is right with the world. Some boring, related money matters from Listening Post here. Let us hope the grass-roots effort to put “Evolution” back on top fails, as I am just starting to get used to the world as it should be.

*Retail: Unsigned musicians will now have more opportunity to sell their music through Best Buy. [koar]

*Literature: Ryan Adams has signed a book deal. It will hit shelves in 2009. No one knows what it will be about, but I know this: I will not read it, no matter what happens on this Earth. [absolute punk]

*Projects: Rufus Wainwright is setting William Shakespeare’s sonnets to music. Huge improvement? [largehearted boy]

*Law: Should music copyright last 5 years? I ask you this because I care.

*Britney has ceded full custody of her kids to K-Fed. This makes me sad.

*Jail: DMX got arrested again. For identity theft. Seriously, are you trying to depress the fuck out of me?

*Mashups: The New York Times‘ Consumed column (by Rob Walker) is about Girl Talk this week. If you need me, my head will be in the toilet.

*Tattoos: Neutral Milk Hotel. Goodbye, forever. (Wait. Should this have been in that list of misspelled tattoos? Or not?) [Also: this is not my arm.]