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Links 3.26.09: Meat faces, Los Lobos, epic sex with Gene Hackman…

*Words: The New York Times has launched a neologism blog, Schott’s Vocab, cultivated by the Schott’s Miscellany dude. Apropos of that, in Haiti, “Clorox” means you’re really hungry. How’s that for miscellany?

*Update: Still no word from Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam on the fabulous podcast I have proposed to him.

*WHAT??!?!?: Cloris Leachman Tells of Epic Sex with Gene Hackman. Talk about a headline you don’t want to read. (Interesting: The main HuffPo page includes “epic,” but the head on the article itself omits it. HM.)

*Pics: I didn’t even know beer sweaters existed. [coudal]

*Interior decorating: Take a look at this Danish decor of the 1970s, as seen through carefully isolated portions of pornographic movie stills. It’s kind of NSFW. And a bit disturbing. Aesthetically. [mefi]

*Art: On refrigerators. With magnets. More art: MEAT FACES: The following photos might make you slightly ill – [eat me]

*Economics: Roubini says stocks will continue to fall and a bunch of banks will have to be nationalized in 2009.

*Interviews: My colleague Abelardo interviewed Steve Berlin of Los Lobos for Latino LA. “Nobody’s got more cousins than Conrad [Lozano]. Half the audience is either his cousin, knew him from high school or split a case of beer with him.”

*Local: Culture Bully interviews Cloud Cult. I used to like Cloud Cult. I will go no further in this comment.

*Today’s links: D-. What’s worse than piss poor?

Links for 1.28.09: Phoenix’s rap, musical injuries and death…

*Rap: Joaquin Phoenix’s rap career was a “hoax“? Apparently, these people did not get the memo about the changing nature of the concept “real.” And by “these people,” I have no idea who I’m talking about.

*Pornography: The genre of SFW porn is on the rise. Well, if saying the F-word is still SFW. Here’s a semi-SFW porny spoof of The Office, XXX Office. [best week ever]

*Mixtapes: Muxtape returns as a site that has almost none of the functionality of the original. They retain, however, the euphonic name “Muxtape.” Weeeeee.

*Football: Ear Farm pulls together the Super Bowl thoughts and predictions of the indie music world. Because everybody wants to know Dan Deacon’s take on the big game.

*Nerdery: Star Wars goes horror with Deathtroopers. [hinto]

*Death: John Updike died. You knew that. Dozens of novels published, and his NYT obit calls him “almost blogger-like.”

*Local economy: More bad news – On Tuesday, Target and Best Buy announced layoffs (900 positions eliminated at Target HQ), piggybacking on the tens of thousands of jobs that went away on Monday. I just report this stuff people. People who are interested in musical ephemera and obscure web culture want to hear about harsh economic realities, right?

*The Annals of Medicine: Even though, as this metafilter post points out, “cello scrotum” is a hoax, it’s still fun to read about music-related injuries. “The instrument itself, as result of its composition, weight, and shape, together with the force required to play it and the prolonged and repetitive nature of practice, may lead to a host of instrument specific injuries.”

*Beards: Devendra shaved his. OH NO. It probably has something to do with the Natalie Portman break-up.

*Localish: Check out The Hold Steady on the public radio show Sound Opinions. [mfr]

Video: Moby’s “Ooh Yeah” music video looks like pornography

Yet another entry in the long line of videos or movies alluding to pornography.

[buzzfeed]

Links for 9.10.08: Girl Turk, The Kramer, M.I.A. blogs…

*Cool: Waxy uses a mechanical turk to crunch some numbers around Girl Talk’s “Feed the Animals. Google spreadsheets tell the tale…

*Hate: The Village Voice explains Why MySpace Music Won’t Succeed. Basically, the article reads like a history of errors.

*Favorites: Will Sheff of Okkervil River lists some of his favorite shit in an interview with Pee-fork, including a song by Wale called “The Kramer.” [via largehearted boy. Is it odd that I am so diligent in crediting conduits through which I come by information — like Largehearted Boy — when they are so lax in doing so themselves? No; it is not.]

*Local: The City Pages has come out with its Picked to Click local music issue (for Minneapolis / St. Paul) once again. And the winner is…Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles.

*Pornography: Complex magazine captures a round-up of porn stars singing and rapping.

*Sports: The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn chats baseball with ESPN. [idolator]

*Fashion: M.I.A.’s long-awaited fashion line is due out this week. [music slut] Also, here she is blogging about terrorism.

*Off topic video: A really inappropriate playground slide. [scanner via mojo]

*Off topic: So I have a regular job. With all the weird things that come with that.

*Also: Here’s camping.

Links for 8.18.08: Radiohead feud, topless Kanye, rockers ask Why Obama?

*Rules: The RIAA comes down on Muxtape. First, it’s Scrabulous; now this. It’s almost like stealing isn’t OK anymore.

*Prodigies: A 16-year-old Guitar Hero prodigy quits school to focus on his passion, playing Guitar Hero. Hilarious joke [REDACTED]. [ypulse]

*Old white guys: David Byrne and Brian Eno offer a full stream of their new record, “Everything That Happens Will Happen Today.” [listening post]

*Live: Crowdfire captures concert-goers’ live music experiences. Multi-media experiences uploaded by people who were there.

*Feuds: The Hold Steady thinks that Radiohead has lost their way. As far as beefs go, I will take Ice T vs. Soulja Boy over this half-assed bullshit any day.

*Politics: Largehearted Boy has a series of posts wherein writers and indie rockers explain Why Obama.

*Topless photos: Of Kanye West. The commenters are asking for sit-ups. Yeezy, I feel your pain.

*Off topic: Pornography that’s for Canadians, by Canadians. Canada’s first adult video channel offering significant (at least 50%!) homegrown content prepares to launch. [kate]

Links for 8.11.08: Byrne’s bikes, the coming apocalypse, iTunes $$$…

*David Byrne: First he made a building sing. Now he has designed some New York City bike racks. Next? [coudal]

*Biz: Coolfer asks, is the iTunes music store a huge money-maker or a break-even proposition meant to prop up hardware sales?

*Apocalypse: Greg Gillis of Girl Talk will be playing his final concert (and, indeed, the world’s final concert) on December 12, 2012, the day of the apocalypse according to the Mayan calendar. I am not buying tickets, but might try to crash the show.

*The Markets: Live Nation stock bounced 28% after its earnings report last Thursday.

*Consumer insights: Hipster Runoff runs an infographic of what you see when you go to music festivals. I highly recommend that you look at it, as it is colorful, accurate, and easily consumed.

*Things you know: Isaac Hayes died. Then Slate asks: Where do Scientologists go when they die? [spin city]

*Fashion: T-shirts for fake bands. You know what would be a hilarious fake band name? Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head. [fimoculous]

*Rumors: Though fans wondered for hours whether Lil Wayne’s 8-year-old daughter had died in a car crash, she is fine. Ugh. Scary.

*Dirty: By now most of us have seen Kafka’s porn. (Hilarious pornography jokes redacted.)

*The Wikipedia entry for anagram told me this, and it is FUCKED UP:

“Anagrammist Cory Calhoun discovered that the first 3 lines of the ‘To Be Or Not To Be’ soliloquy from Hamlet (“To be or not to be, that is the question; whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune“) anagrammed into the phrase ‘In one of the Bard’s best thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten.'”

ALSO: “Jim Morrison came up with an anagram of his name in the Doors song L.A. Woman, calling himself ‘Mr. Mojo Risin’.”

COINCIDENCE? [caitlin]

Links for 6.6.08: Music’s savior, Twitter fakesters, Weezer manga…

*Perez Hilton vows to save the music business. Too bad Def Jam already replaced Jay-Z. [getty images]

*The New York Times‘ David Pogue on digital orchestras.

*Fake Ira? Next they’ll be telling me that Hodgman’s a fakester, too.

*Weezer goes manga to promote in Japan. [pop candy]

*Alright, stop what you’re doing: Digital Underground has a new album out. [vicarious]

*Off topic: The Deets crunches the numbers on the long tail of pornography. (The previous sentence contained no intentional double entendres.)

Links for 5.22.08: Floyd’s pork, ?uestlove’s love, Rifflet’s allure…

*Crowdsourcing your way through musician’s block: Rifflet allows bands to post songs and encourage other musicians to finish them. [read write web]

*How much do you really want to know about Pink Floyd’s pig? Side note: I enjoy bacon.

*Who are the top 50 bands uploaded to Muxtape? The Rawking crunches it: 1) Radiohead, 2) MGMT, 43) Neutral Milk Hotel… Side note: I enjoy carrot flowers.

*Boy band discoverer Lou Pearlman got 25 years in the slammer for conspiracy and money laundering. [medialoper – who link blogs very well…]

*Byron Crawford notes that ?uestlove is eerily well-informed on matters pornographic. He begins a brief dissertation on Asian performers: “i was intrigued like most cats in the early 90s with Asia Carrera but since the tragedy with the death of her husband she has kept a relatively low profile in the past couple.”

*Video: Zach Galifinakis interviews Michael Showalter. Nice beard.

*Lemmy: The Movie. Lemmy is 62? [vicarious]

*Video: Best Buy video cameras capture an in-store dance party. [bb]

*Off topic: GOOD magazine does a round-up post on beards. They’re the new long hair. But on your face.

*ATTENTION: My love affair with Vodpod is over. THANK YOU.

Would you like to hear some porno soundtracks?

“What happens if you put three professional musicians in a recording studio and … have them watch porn movies?”

Forbidden Ensemble. Thank you, metafilter?

When did the preference switch from porno to porn? William Safire?

Links for 1.18.08: Notflixing, GH3’s boost, Big Superpoking bucks…

*Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore has recorded a soundtrack for a pornographic film, Extra Action (And Extra Hardcore). Ba-dang-daaaaaannng. [listening post]

*SuperPoking: more value than I ever dreamed. Facebook widget-making startup Slide has been valued at $500M. SEEMS LIKE A LOT. [giga om]

*The ‘nerd reported previously that Nate Dogg had suffered a stroke. Now comes news that he’s partially paralyzed. [earsucker]

*Guitar Hero III and Rock Band have helped move more than 7 million songs online since their release at the end of last year. [getty images]

*Rumor: Is Yahoo going to buy FoxyTunes? (I stopped using F-tunes a few months ago, but very interesting!) [muSick in the head]

*MP3 player to watch: The Insignia Pilot. [popgadget]

*Neologism watch: Notflixing (mailing back DVDs received from Netflix without watching them) and Waitflixing (moving movies lower and lower on your queue without getting them). [pop candy]

MORE WORDS: More on “yo.”

*Deja vu: The Cassette MP3 Player works as a standalone MP3 player, and also can be played when inserted into a cassette deck. If you can find a cassette deck. [geekologie]

Links for 12.8.07: The Wire prequels, Too Short’s remix, Kanye’s porn +

*For those interested: The Grammy nominations. Included among the nominees is recently deceased rapper Pimp C.

*Are you ready for an offline Facebook publication? Insert “poke” joke here. (WHAT?) [hys par]

*The New York Times covers the Indie Rock Musical. [del.icio.us/mediaeater]

*On music writing and the 33 1/3 series: In Praise of Distraction. [murketing]

*On a related (?) note, Kanye West enjoys pornography.

*Metal Sucks (which does not at all suck in its metal coverage) digs up evidence of a Motley Crue soda, MOTLEY BRÜE, from an old Rolling Stone mag. Yum?

*Too Short (the artist responsible for this writer’s first-ever cassette tape purchase) has contributed music to be paired with Radiohead’s “In Rainbows” tracks for a remix album. [peefork]

*The Wire prequels (super short) on Amazon. See a young Prop Joe, circa 1962 Baltimore. Plus Bunk and McNulty. [mefi]