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Tag: orson welles

Links for 6.14.10: I am ruddy with beer and sunlight. And 1,000 ways to improve your abs.

*Music: I expect to read 1,000 articles about the vuvuzela over the next couple of weeks. Eventually, they will coalesce into a sort of buzzing noise in the background of my consciousness. That – THAT – is this instrument’s genius. As a metaphor.

*Business: Will a Google music store launch this fall? I’m a loyal patron of the Amazon MP3 store at this point, but I’d love to see more happening to push iTunes.

*Interviews: Read about how Fred Wilson of A VC got his start in tech investing. Fun fact: He wasn’t always rich.

*Drink: David Coverdale’s Whitesnake Zinfindel is probably not something that will be covered in American Drink. Or any other respectable publication. However, here I am. Again. On my own. [mktg]

*Download: This ZIP file (I know, right?) of an Orson Welles audio file – an autobiographical interview – is worth listening to, and is even worth looking up what a ZIP FILE is (or used to be). I’ve only listened to minutes, but his voice is incredible. He talks about Othello, The Magnificent Ambersons, and more.

*Movies: Do you need a video FX tutorial on how to remove a person’s soul?

*Hacks: Swing versions of some of your favorite songs (if you are a relatively old American person), including Sweet Child O’ Mine and Enter Sandman.

*Video: Watch Wally Backman get thrown out of a minor league baseball game in GRAND fashion. Outstanding meltdown, and one I truly envy. [daring fireball]

*Blogging: Maybe soon The Awl will be too big to fail? The bloggers’ blog is looking to expand.

*Today’s links: F.

Video: A gramophone playing in a soothing manner

Wait for it… I would really like for this to be my video ringtone. Forever.

Links for 4.22.08: Green metalheads, Sony’s purchase, Pitchfork’s millions…

*Sony is buying Gracenote for $260M. HUH. [musick in the head]

*Sonific is shutting down. I tried to use one of their streaming music widgets once, but it was too much of a pain in the ass to set up. [listening post]

*NYT’s Pogue pumped about Direct Note Access, software that can recognize what musical notes are being played.

*Pitchfork makes $5M a year in ads? Color me sickened. [daily swarm]

*Nokia’s Comes with Music program offers phones that will offer consumers free tunes from Sony BMG. Nokia is doing some pretty interesting shit. [digital media rants]

*Kevin Kelly talks to musician Robert Rich about the music business and Kelly’s 1000 True Fan theory. [waxy]

*I love the blog Metal Sucks. Their take on Earth Day. “Quit your complaining — it’s not like you have to go to the fucking recycling plant and churn it through the machinery yourself — it’s as simple as putting it in a different garbage bag.”

*On topic: Radiohead is so green, they’ll record their next Conan performance in London rather than travel to the U.S. for it. [vicarious]

*LOCAL: Orson Welles’ “Touch of Evil” will be playing at the Parkway Theater starting on Friday. In it, Charlton Heston plays a Mexican. [for details see switchblade comb]