*MAKE takes on music: How to make a mellotron out of walkmans (not walkmen?).
*Local: Tryouts for a music reality show come to Minneapolis. 40+ rockers (of whom we are not wanting) can audition for READY 2 ROCK (caps theirs), a forthcoming making-of-the-band kinda reality program. See Metblog Mpls for details.
*Gizmodo: The iPhone sucks. Also: are iPods creating a crime wave in New York?
*Anthony Bourdain in Spin on music in 1977. (Bourdain is speaking at a company gig in 2 weeks.) [via Fimoculous]
*The Times asks if Facebook is worth $10B.
*Microsoft files a patent for a system for the Zune to automatically deliver content to a listening device based on past actions and pre-set preferences. [ZDnet via Engadget]