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Two things you must experience immediately

Check out in Bb 2.0 – a collaborative music/spoken word YouTube mashup.

And this thing – Labuat, a beautiful penmanship music video of sorts.

Links for 11.22.08: Lizard People, the Top Ten beards, Radiohead vids…

*Beards: Here are the Top 10 beards of all time. Ever. This is the final list. Putting Lincoln as low as #8 is a slap in the face to every red-blooded American. [coudal]

*Video: YouTube will be holding its first-ever live event tonight. Will.i.am will be there, in all probability “getting retarded.” [hypebot]

*Listicles: Bone up on Paste’s Top 50 Albums of 2008. Abraham Lincoln didn’t even make this list. Ugh. [stereogum]

*Radiohead: That one band will be debuting three new music videos on MySpace Music over the next couple of weeks. I linked to “Weird Fishes” yesterday. Look it up. [licensing plate]

*Word Jazz: This is a few years old, but listen anyway. A Ken Nordine podcast taken from a “Best of Word Jazz” radio show on Chicago Public Radio. Also, I just contacted Ken Nordine asking him to join twitter. I’ll let you know what happens.

*Lizard People: By now, everyone knows about a certain Minnesota voter casting his or her vote for “Lizard People.” Who, I would like to know, is willing to track this voter down and make him famous? Does he have anything to do with David Icke (referenced in this Wired story?) More about the serpent race, our overlords, here.

Links for 11.12.08: Baldwin’s tattoo, Nirvana’s baby and BAMALOT!

*Music marketing: Read up on the success story of the “Now That’s What I Call Music” series. It’s persevering even in a down market. (The article includes a great quote from Hootie of Hootie and the Blowfish.)

*Interviews: The creator of Muxtape talks to Drowned in Sound. This guy sure does a lot of interviews for having launched a non-product that was around for like 3 weeks! [earfarm]

*Body art: Stephen Baldwin has been forced to get a Hannah Montana tattoo. At least it wasn’t a Zac Efron tattoo.

*Album covers: Nirvana’s “Nevermind” baby, now 17, recreates his classic album cover pose. (But with pants.)

*Videos: The Raconteurs offer a new Antiques Roadshow-inspired video at FromOldtoGold. [pop candy]

*Obits: Mitch Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix’s drummer, has died. My dad once saw Jimi Hendrix shoot up. Not kidding. I think it was in Atlanta.

*Covers: Cat Power will be releasing more covers on December 8th, including music originally from The Pogues and CCR.

*Politics: My day-job colleague Kate Muhl waxes poetical about BAMALOT, a land where Obama reigns and ladies in flats are celebrated.

Video: Kanye West’s “Heartless”

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Links for 10.23.08: Bono writes, Dr. Pepper flows, I sing…

*Free things: Please follow this link if you want to learn details about claiming your free “Chinese Democracy” Dr. Pepper. (You must get your coupon on November 23.) If you would like to read an IM conversation between a music blogger and an artificial intelligence program about “Chinese Democracy,” I salute you for at least having a sense of adventure. Also, I love chatting with artificial intelligence software.

*Editorials: Bono wil be writing between 6 and 10 articles for the New York Times op-ed page next year. Consider my subscription cancelled. And consider my IRE RAISED. [huffpo]

*Remixes: Spin names the top 25 MGMT remixes. I have been waiting for this list a long time. [fimoculous]

*Blogs and music: A New York Times music writer lets bloggers pick his music. He then listens to 25 consecutive MGMT remixes. (Actually, it’s for CMJ, but whatever.)

*Art: AC/DC’s new music video (for “Rock N Roll Train”) has been released as ASCII art, in an Excel spreadsheet. Shouldn’t it have been, like, Sigur Ros to do this? I don’t see a lot of alignment between the core AC/DC fan and this medium. Hello? Above all, it seems like a huge coup for Excel. [mashable]

*For your information: Does it surprise you that I’m a huge John Hodgman fan? The A.V. Club interviews the man about his new book, “More Information than You Require.”

Says Hodgman: “Very quickly the proposal for the second book crystallized in my mind. And that proposal was basically more of the same but twice as long. And that’s where I got with the second book. It’s not quite twice as long, but it is considerably and needlessly longer, and that is something I really like.” [largehearted boy]

*Admission: I participated in a Sing Star event earlier this week at which I sang Corinne Bailey Rae’s “Girl Put Your Records On” in a monotonic falsetto. Some scars will never heal.

Video: Literal music video for “Head Over Heels”

That’s Tears for Fears, if you are under 30.

[geekologie]

Links for 8.27.08: Jay vs. Noel, Okkervil YouTube and SMOKING…

*Music videos: If you want more Okkervil River music videos like Bon Iver’s cover of “Blue Tulips,” you should probably subscribe to the band’s YouTube channel. [filter]

*Mashups: Jay-Z vs. Oasis again; this time in the form of a mashup (by Cookin’ Soul), rather than a beef. Personally, I enjoy beef. [listening post]

*Concerts: Greg Gillis of Girl Talk says “I’m waiting for someone to 69 on stage.” Also, he says a lot of other stuff.

*Interviews: Paste magazine interviews Calexico: The band really digs Cormac McCarthy. [music slut]

*Obit: Steve Foley, the drummer for the Replacements, died this weekend of an accidental prescription pill overdose at the age of 49. [rolling stone]

*Guns: Read an excerpt from “Watch You Bleed: The Saga of Guns N’ Roses.” [fimoculous] Also: The dude who leaked those Chinese Democracy songs has been arrested. At the behest of Dr. Pepper’s lawyers?

*Religion: Guitar Praise is like Guitar Hero, but with Jesus. And, probably, Moses. [best week ever]

*P2P: The legit wing of the LimeWire store is expanding; they’ve added The Orchard’s music catalog. [hypebot]

*Smoking: I don’t know why you would want to have a pack of cigarettes stuck to the side of your head, but if you would, you can buy a telephone headset that looks like an open pack of heaters. And then you can wear it. [shinyshiny]

Links for 8.9.08: Dylanomics, Bernie Mac dies, sexiest music vids…

*Dylan on the economy: The Freakonomics blog asks readers to use Bob Dylan lyrics to talk about current economic conditions.

*Wow: Bernie Mac died. He was 50.

*Race: Did L’Oreal lighten Beyonce’s skin in a recent ad? [buzzfeed]

*Sex and videos: Nerve collects the 50 Sexiest Music Videos. I have to admit that Billy Idol’s “Cradle of Love” made me feel weird when I was 16. And by “weird” I mean that I can’t say what I mean. GOODBYE. [fimoculous]

*Paternity: Clay Aiken is a father. Now I am really depressed.

*Facial hair: Everyone knows I’m more of a beard guy, but the HoustonPress compiles 5 of the top moustaches in rock. Jim Croce. [earfarm]

*Monster stretch: Could customer-service savants Zappos.com be getting into the music biz? Valleywag makes a leap based on some cryptic twitters. (If they do get into tunes, I have some Santogold I would like to return.)

*Personal update: On the plus side, I have not seen anyone LARPing yet today. (I really haven’t.)

Links for 8.6.08: Bowling and rock, vinyl resurgence, accordion love…

*Questions: What do you get when you cross bowling, Brooklyn, and a small rock-and-roll concert venue? Probably Pabst Blue Ribbon and a lot of beards, but who am I to even guess? NO ONE. That’s who. Or whom. Or whatever. [wiredset]

*Once again: Indie rock vinyl is on the rise. The vinyl edition of Fleet Foxes “Fleet Foxes” costs $16. I don’t know if that’s a good price or not.

*Some say the accordion is making a comeback. I say it never went away.

*Compilation: The Rap Up offers its analysis of best and worst hip-hop videos of 2008 so far.

*Showtime: Joss Stone will play Anne of Cleves in The Tudors. Anne of Cleves was known as the ugly one. Not kidding. (Sad.)

*Video: Paris Hilton responds to John McCain on Funny or Die. Will her energy policy work? [mefi]

*Literature: Hamlet’s Facebook newsfeed. WTF? Everyone knows normal pokes don’t show in a newsfeed. GAWD. [spin city]

Links for 8.3.08: Lollapalooza 360s, music video search, Rickrolling again…

*Digital: “Computer music” pioneer Paul Lansky returns to primitive instruments. “To create the sound of a violin — wow! I can’t do that on a computer.”

*Lollapalooza: Check out the 360-degree views of this weekend’s Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. I see white people!

*Lyrics: Lyrics websites suck. Sure, they may suck for finding the words to songs, but they are useful when it comes to spyware and pop-ads. [medialoper]

*Tools: Find music videos with Cleepr without having to sort through the dross normally found on YouTube. [lifehacker]

*Old things: The Muppets Rick Roll. Personally, I like the Muppets. Well. Most of them. [heavy critters]

*Off topic: I saw some guys LARPing in the park by my house yesterday. With swords. And shields. And, I assume, with talismans. GOODBYE.

Video: Radiohead’s “House of Cards” music video

Lasers.

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.

Video: Hip-hop music videos made with The Sims – Rihanna’s “Umbrella”

Videogum has compiled a top ten of hip-hop music video machinima made with The Sims.

Rihanna’s “Umbrella” was #5 on their list.

Links for 6.18.08: Mayer’s cruise, Method’s book, gas prices suck…

*You can take a cruise with John Mayer if you like. On a ship. With no easy way to get off. [daily swarm]

*Listen: A piece from NPR’s “All Things Considered” on rocking CEOs. And I do mean “rocking.” With the “g.” [whyifailed]

*How high gas prices crush touring bands: “Covering the 635 miles to San Francisco takes about 37 gallons of gas each way. With gas well over $4, that’s more than $300 for a round trip.” [idolator]

*Games: JamsMatch is like playing online concentration, but with album covers. [mefi]

*Play: Rock Band through Facebook. NOTHING gets you further away from the experience of actually rocking. Or your money back. (But not your private data.)

*Read: Method Man wrote a graphic novel: “If you’re trying to appeal to 13-year-olds and 12-year-olds, that’s cool — make a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie! Which they did, and I liked that movie.” [pop candy]

*Now playing: Watch music videos from Universal Music Group artists on Last.fm.

*Festivals: The full Lollapalooza lineup here.

*Off topic: George Takei is getting gay married.

*I don’t know why, but the fact that the Olsen Twins like Cat Power brings me pleasure.

*Goodbye.