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Tag: piracy

Links for 8.29.08: Fuck That Band, Dylan’s harmonica, Guitar Hero movie?

*Law: Former Guns ‘N Roses’ guitarist Slash comments on the arrest of the guy who leaked some songs from “Chinese Democracy”: “I hope he rots in jail.” Ouch. [pee-fork]

*Videogames: Is there a Brett Ratner Guitar Hero movie in the works? If so, David Cross seems like a shoe-in to play the blue button. (I have no real idea what that even means.)

*Video: The IFC has recorded some discussions about the state of independent music in 2008; included among commentators are that nice lady from Idolator. And some other people. [more at IFC]

*Anger management: FuckThatBand.com. A music community for the haters. [metalsucks]

*Harmonica news: Bob Dylan has a line of Hohner harmonicas coming out.

*Off topic: Combining many of my favorite things, including facial hair, grooming and jewelry is the Mustache Comb Necklace. Also Mustache Comb Necklace is like the definition of word salad. [uncrate]

*Embarrassed and annoyed: OK, I was trying to read this one site (here often referred to as “Universal Music Group,” elsewhere referred to as “Stereogum”) at a Caribou Coffee in my neighborhood. (Yes, I still read Stereogum sometimes and I occasionally work from chain coffee stores.) Anyway, turns out Stereogum is totally dirty, I guess, because I got blocked.

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Links for 8.4.08: Lollapalooza sounds, Walkmen recordings, $.03 cent tunes…

*Listen: The Walkmen have recorded a Daytrotter session. OF COVERS. [music slut]

*Downloads: Largehearted Boy has started a page aggregating downloads from Lollapalooza 2008. If you were too old to go. Also: Here are some videos of Wilco playing Lollapalooza.

*Keyboards: Mental Floss has collected 5 legendary musical keyboards, including the Mellotron and the Minimoog.

*Television: Fleet Foxes is on Letterman tonight. Or is that Fleet Foxes are on Letterman tonight? Whatever it is, it will be hippie. [three imaginary girls]

*Digital strategy: One Chinese music platform, Wawawa, is selling tracks at $.03 apiece to combat piracy. Too expensive? Variety has a little more on the plan. [wiredset]

*Goodbye: Social.fm has closed. I hate most of them. There are a lot of social media sites out there. That is all I will say about the situation at present.

*Hardware: Skullcandy has made an iPod dock that looks like a pipe.

*Local: If you aren’t drinking Prairie Vodka, organic and packed in corn, you need to order yourself a Prairie+Tonic. Or a prairie fire. Except made with vodka. OK; I’m done. (I was in no way coerced – positively or negatively to post this – I happen to love corn kernels as packaging. Thank you.) [minnpost, though about a week after it hit my inbox from 3 other sources…]

Links for 7.31.08: Kanye’s clothes, Aussie pirates, Rihanna’s outerwear…

*Fashion: Kanye West makes Vanity Fair‘s best-dressed list. Must have been the sunglasses? You know? With the shutters? Hello? Hi.

*Alternative fuels: The New York Times highlights young rockers riding biodiesel busses.

*Hip-hop and hops: ?uestlove’s Air Force 1 shoes.

*Mascots: OK, first listenerd favorite Soulja Boy beefs with Ice T. Then listenerd mascot Fergie agrees to play a prostitute in her feature film debut. And now listenerd emerging artist Rihanna is seen sporting a nipple ring through her see-through shirt. Next up: the listenerd adopts Amy Grant.

*Fashion: The geekini is a Nintendo controller-inspired bikini.

*Travel: If you go to Australia, they may check your gear for pirated music. THAT YOU HAVE STOLEN.

*The internet: The Daily Star points out KissThisGuy, a site for misheard lyrics. (There are few better than “Yellow Ledbetter.”) Because kids used to learn lyrics by reading the CD liners. [fark]

Links for 10.7.07: Facebook’s moist groups, rockers tap that, a pirate’s playlist +

*Most highly recommended: Language Log’s coverage of “word aversion” and its discovery of a Facebook group called “I HATE the word MOIST.” Says one member: “IF YOU EVEN UTTER “THE M WORD” NEAR ME, I’LL CASTRATE YOU!” Harsh.

*Rock music + tap dancing = Revolution.

*The Times on recent giveaway/disruptive (non-)pricing models by Radiohead and Prince: “What looks like commercial suicide is, in today’s reality, sound business sense.”

*The New York Times Magazine takes on I’m Not There. I admire Mr. Haynes’ choice of white-on-black Adidas.

*Ann Powers examines the playlist of Brainerd mom Jammie Wilson, the country’s most notorious music pirate, in the L.A. Times.

*InTune.fm allows Facebook users to find and listen to music that their Facebook contacts have uploaded. [Mashable]