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Links for 4.17.09: Streaming Coachella, Record Store Day, a coffee printer…

*Music news: MOG has gotten another overhaul, and is now your #!1 site for music news! Or something. I feel like these dudes have switched directions at least a few times now. Maybe they need some guidance.

*Coachella: See some of the Coachella performances streamed at this ATT site.

*Social media: We Are Hunted uses social media sentiment and activity metrics to aggregate the most buzzed-about songs of the day. [mental orange]

*Ceremony: Is Record Store Day a Gen Y Hallmark holiday or a meaningful gesture toward a Slow Music movement? I don’t know the answer to this question. But maybe you should read this Billboard article about the day’s 10 best events and releases.

*Video: Little Big Cremaster – a level in the game Little Big Planet that was inspired by Matthew Barney’s Cremaster cycle. [waxy]

*Ciao: A video for Ciao! Tiga that you do NOT want to avoid. Reaction to the gum part has been largely positive. [jarlady]

*Green: Check out this eco-friendly printer concept that uses coffee and tea dregs. I’ll tell you one thing: I would sniff the shit out of those documents. Especially in the morning. [presurfer]

*Film: MichelGondry.org. I could find no chewing gum on this site.

*Twitter: What I like about Fireland (one of the funniest dudes on Twitter) is illustrated on his Tumblr – “I’m not putting this #followfriday on Twitter where it belongs because I have all of these embarrassing rules for myself that keep me from being a healthy member of the community.”

Links for 2.4.09: Videogames as old books, Hipster run-ons, SWEARING…

*Mixed media: Era-swapping media mashups come to video games. Read up on these games imagined as old-timey books.

*Interviews: The Village Voice talks to Carles of Hipster Runoff, the man who inspired me to create a podcast. Turns out, I’m a shitty podcaster. (Did you know that on-air epigrams just create a whole lot of radio silence? FACT!) A quote from Carles, “I feel like the “Carles” part of HRO is insignificant, and it probably makes the site easier to digest without “some dude” attached to it. It’s more of a naive, bro-like, third-person omniscient tone.” [lots of people!]

*Affection: Kiss Me in 3-D allows shut-ins with 3-D glasses somehow on hand in their homes to pretend to kiss a three dimensional man or woman on their laptop screen. FUN? [pop candy]

*Machines: Ze Frank made a little application that lets you draw with your voice. Here’s what happens when you run some well-known music through it. [waxy]

*Cursing: If you like the eff word, you’ll love reading a transcript of Christian Bale’s recent expletive-filled on-set tirade. (Strongly recommended.)

*TV: Michel Gondry is slated to direct an episode of “Flight of the Conchords.” Throw in Radiohead and Kanye West and you have the four winds of the blogging world, all in one place. (Not sure what that means.) [spincity]

*Blogs: I don’t follow the inside blog game that closely, but it’s interesting that the company is spinning parent blog Babble’s spin-off from sex-blog Nerve as a strong sign for the baby. You’d think buy on sex and sell on sippy cups, but Babble just raised $2M in funding.

*Update: Like Dr. King said, I will overcome. I don’t think he was talking about me, though. And I now he wasn’t referring to my just being really tired.

Links for 6.28.08: No long tail, Waits’ honor, Madonna’s divorce…

*Madonna’s talking to divorce lawyers.

*The Long Tail: The Harvard Business Review hates it. Also: don’t you dare consider less prestigious universities as your information source. First, second, or forget about it. [dailyswarm + spincity]

*Microsoft is giving Zunes to students in exchange for their usage data. Information = currency. [wiredset]

*Tom Waits has been given the key to the city of El Paso. What will he do with it? [medialoper]

*Conde Nast might be buying Rolling Stone! I just recently learned that some Rolling Stone staffers know how to use the World Wide Web. [huffpo]

*Touring bands can find a place to crash (with their fans) on Better Than the Van. [listening post]

*Beck has launched a website in support of his new album, “Modern Guilt.” Also: Scientology. [indieblogheaven]

*Twitter for Musicians: The Complete Guide. AVOID. [twitter]

*Michel Gondry’s 25 Favorite Music Videos. The most recently created video is R. Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet” – I have to agree with that. I have been linking to Universal Music Group a lot lately. And for that I feel shame.

*iDial video: Give your iPhone rotary phone functionality.

*Off topic: Cartier has a MySpace page. [ypulse]

*Redacted: Off topic.

Links for 5.6.08: Wu-tang videogame, Prince’s book, Jack White’s doc…

*Indie videogames: The Sewer Goblet – The Wu-Tang Clan and the Wu-Tang Baby: “It was an ordinary day at the Wu-Tang mansion. Ghostface and Raekwon tossed around a football in the backyard while Ol’ Dirty Bastard, RZA, and the rest of the gang watched the game inside. What nobody expected was the knock at the door that would forever change their lives. Much to their surprise, a tiny but majestic baby with a mysterious pendant was on their doorstep.” Wow. Wu-tang’s love is endless. [waxy]

*JEWELRY: The turntable ring. Pretty sure I couldn’t pull it off. [red ferret]

*Ice T will perform with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

*To debut at Cannes this month: “It Might Be Loud,” a guitar doc that will feature Jack White and Jimmy Page. [the playlist]

*WMG plans on trying true variable rate pricing. (I’m not wholly against it, if it’s done right. I know, I know.)

*Prince is writing a book, “21 Nights,” based on one of his London concert stands. Will there B 2 many abbrevs 4 me 2 handle? [getty images]

*The Zune: Buy and watch TV shows from NBC, MTV and some others now. [crave]

*Re-blogging (I mentioned this in a previous post): Built for the BBC, the Olinda is a funky-ass radio.

*EVERYONE: listenerd favorites Will.I.Am and Michel Gondry have won WEBBY awards. I don’t know what they get for it; possibly a statuette.

*Legal P2P Qtrax, who claimed to have a number of labels on their side several months ago, has apparently finally gotten Universal on their side. [listening post]

*Neil Young, being rich, has a refreshing attitude about the future of music: “The recording business is going somewhere but I don’t care about that.”

*Talk to the banana: I’m ordering this now. Now now. [laughing squid]

Video: Michel Gondry curates YouTube channel

Everyone’s favorite lumberjack.

Links for 12.1.07: Will.i.am’s “Girl,” Gondry does Bjork, Brian Wilson raps +

*Another iJigg-like Digg-for-music thing: thesixtyone.com. [mefi]

*Net, Blogs and Rock’n’Roll: On the bad habits of music bloggers.

*For the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album, Kanye West will be remixing “Billie Jean,” the Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am will take on “The Girl Is Mine” among others, and Akon will try his hand at “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin.'” [marrina]

*Michel Gondry + Bjork = “Declare Independence” on stereogum.

*From WFMU: Lost track of of Brian Wilson rapping. It was aired on the Dr. Demento show in 1992. Dr. Demento.

*Maybe I’m just uninspired today?

Video: Michel Gondry-directed Motorola ad

[psfk]

Video: Trailer for Michel Gondry’s Be Kind Rewind

This trailer popped up last month, but I just got around to seeing it. MOS DEF stars (and, I suppose, so does Jack Black). Derivative isn’t such a dirty word? [Laughing Squid]