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Links for 10.2.08: Nintendo’s music machine, Clown calendars, KFC rocks…

*Videogames: A next-gen Nintendo DS that takes pictures and plays music is ready to launch in Japan. I almost bought a DS a couple months ago, but I felt like too much of a 12-year-old girl in doing so.

*The Years: The 2009 Naked Clown Calendar will break your heart if it doesn’t break your eyeballs first. It’s not safe for work. And it’s not safe for posterity. [best week ever]

*Age: Lil Wayne thinks Brett Favre is 3900 years old.

*Product placement: KFC will appear in the Guitar Hero World Tour game with “cameo” appearances. I don’t know what this means, but I do think the Famous Bowl is the most depressingly genius invention of the 21st century.

*Politics: John Hodgman handicaps tonight’s vice presidential debate in a post called ADVANTAGE PALIN. The guy knows how to write a kicker.

*More politics: Obama (iPhone app) vs. Palin (ringtones) [licensing plate and fimoculous]

*Local: Poetry has been embedded in my neighborhood. Originally, we thought it was ambitious graffiti artists, but apparently this is state sanctioned verse. (You will note that the “Advice for Gardeners” poem featured in the above link is an acrostic.)

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Links for 8.19.08: Sparking iPods, Dirt McGirt Rap Snacks, Muxtape’s woes…

*You need to read about punctuation; or do I need to? (See what I did with the ; there?) (And the parentheses there?) And there! [coudal]

*Lady news: Tough times. Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement is now off the market. He got married. Best of luck in your future endeavours.

*Law: The RIAA pulls the plug on Muxtape.

*Apple: Overheating iPod Nanos (with sparks!) have Japanese officials investigating safety concerns.

*Consumerism: Complex rounds up its list of pointless hip-hop-endorsed products. Wait a second. I love Dirt McGirt Rap Snacks.

*Playing: Learn to play guitar the Music 2.0 way, with Songsterr, an application that combines music files with Flash video, allowing wannabe musicians to see and hear how to play. [techcrunch]

*Consumer electronics: Who would not want an MP3 player that looks like the Bird’s Nest stadium? [crave] Or, see the Bird’s Nest in Lego’s. [urlesque]

*Ringtones: A song that repeats the clever lyrics “Condom, Condom” is apparently all the rage among ringtone enthusiasts.

*For all your twitter following needs: A wiki of semi-famous people on twitter. (Patrick Wilson of Weezer?)

Links for 7.9.08: Lil Wayne marketing, torture music, Last.fm pays indies…

*Money: Last.fm will pay royalties to unsigned artists for the songs streamed through their service. Label this! Hypebot captures the response of Merlin (the “indie major”). [techcrunch]

*Torture: Torturers might owe royalties to artists for the music they play over and over to torture victims.

*Cellular: Call a rapper, get a freestyle ringtone. [WAIT – my day job?]

*Television: Wine bar music comes to Sesame Street as Feist performs with Elmo on PBS on August 11th.

*Industry: Is myAWOL (My Artists Without Labels) a new kind of label? Which is to say a media channel meant for music and optimized for the internet. (Hey, that aside wasn’t droll at all!)

*Contest: Would you like to compete with Minneapolis rapper P.O.S. to create the best song from the lyrics of The Honeydogs’ Adam Levy? It’s for Minnesota Public Radio! OK, I would not either.

*Tapes: The Cassette Tape Pouch. It does not play music.

*Marketing: NPR deconstructs Lil Wayne’s marketing strategy for The Carter III. [the rap up]

*Politics: Barack Obama gives a shout out to Weezy’s lyrical skills at a Georgia campaign event.

*Song title of the day: “Too Drunk to Fuck” by Buckcherry. Video.

Links for 7.7.08: Block Party, Fleet Foxes videos, Jay-Z ringtones, Kanye’s rage…

*Currently tops on my list of “Lists Whose Purpose I Must Not Fully Understand” is this Listening Post list of the Top 10 Hottest Music Sites. MOG? But not Hype Machine. I may not have mentioned this previously, but I am retarded.

*Nice list: Songs with lyrics with 35 words or fewer. Includes “You Are So Beautiful.” I may not have mentioned this previously, but I am a strict adherent to the tenet: Clarity. Levity. Brevity.

*If I were just sitting around blogging all day, I would have passed these on earlier. Like, hours ago.

Video: Bloc Party’s “Mercury.” There are monkey things. [everywhere]

*And also: Fleet Foxes’ “White Winter Hymnal.”

*And also: Santogold’s “Creator.” [getty images]

*Thumbplay is releasing 10 exclusive ringtones from Jay-Z. Personally, I have a Biggie Smalls ringtone. It is very embarrassing, and part of a complicated ritual of self-mortification I have for some reason undertaken.

*Are Kanye’s people trying to send him to anger management classes? I, for one, would be pissed. [rock daily] Mr. West’s response? “I NEED ANGER ENHANCEMENT! LOL!

*The Family Osbourne has a variety show coming out on Fox. OK, now I’m irate.

*Read: An L.A. Times article on Girl Talk’s Feed the Animals and pay-what-you-want Topspin Media. [coolfer]

*Off topic: Is Twitter buying Summize?

Links for 3.29.08: Anti-emos, Soulja Boy cancels, old French folkers…

*I apologize for not covering Mexico’s anti-emo riots more expansively.

*Gamers will be able to by music from Grand Theft Auto 4. Says Ars:

“When players hear a song they like, they can dial a number on their in-game cell-phone to receive a text message detailing the artist and track title. For users that sign up for the new Rockstar Games Social Club, an e-mail will then be sent with a link to a custom Amazon.com playlist which features the tracks phoned in.”

*BuzzFeed is telling me that Yelle is the French MIA, but I don’t completely know what that means. Maybe it has something to do with the colors?

*The L.A. Times apologizes to Diddy for implicating him in the shooting of Tupac in a recent article. The Smoking Gun went to the Times‘ source documents and said they looked phony, kicking off an investigation by the paper.

*BMI has recently projected that ringtone sales in the U.S. will be $510M this year, down 7% from last year. [digital music news]

*Michael Arrington brings his brand of fire and brimstone to the idea of a “music tax” that would be levied by ISPs.

*This is smart: GraphJam lets you make your own silly charts. [neatorama]

*How to Speak Hip, a comedy album from 1959 converted to digital. [laughing squid]

*Listen to the oldest recording of human voices sing French folk song “Au Clair de la Lune.”

*Soulja Boy has cancelled his U.S. tour? [xrrf]

*Off topic: Screw Kurt. I want Dr. Romanelli Converse. [joshspear]

*I am tired, but I will persevere.

Links for 12.28.07: Bono in 3D, Fergie in love, Strike Beards…

*HUGE NEWS: Fergie, our favorite pants-peeing diva from the Black Eyed Peas, is now engaged. And not to her craft. To Josh Duhamel.

*HUGE NEWS: The New Yorker on Strike Beards. God, huge beards rule.

*If you hate Bono as much as I do, you will probably not like U2 3D, a web production / 3D rendering of a live stadium concert by the band. [josh spear]

*Seriously: Fergie, Bono and awesome beards all in one day? X-mas effing miracle.

*Adtunes.com offers up the Top Ad Music of 2007: Cat Power for diamonds at #8. (I really wish this site would update more often; it’s great.)

*Amazon adds Warner Music to its MP3 download store.

*Yes. A list. Top 5 Rock Songs Played by Classical Musicians.

*Black Eyed Peas ringtones are over. Get a tone that reminds you to keep your New Year’s resolutions. [textually]

*The A.V. Club interviews Walk Hard star and director Jon C. Reilly and Jake Kasdan.

Links 12.21.07: Top ringtones, GHIII wireless, Brother Ali’s box…

*From AT&T: The top 10 ringtones of this year include songs from the likes of Soulja Boy, Fergie and Akon. [hypebot]

*iLike and Qloud hop into OpenSocial. With widgets.

*Lou Reed will be delivering the keynote speech at the 2008 SXSW Music Conference and Film Festival. Maybe I should go? [the daily swarm]

*The Future of Music: Super-compressed DRM-free files.

*Fimoculous has come out with its Best Blogs of 2007 That You Maybe Aren’t Reading. Otherwise known as 25 blogs that are better in concept than they are in practice.

*BB Gadgets highlights the iPhones “Rub My Clit” application (NSFW). Oh my.

*Verizon has secured an exclusive wireless deal for Guitar Hero III. [hypebot]

*Mashable runs down its top music stories of 2007.

*Local: Brother Ali’s boombox is available on eBay. [mediation]

*I would be remiss if I did not pass along Am I Wasted (not exactly safe for work – or safe for the holidays). Buddy Lee.

Links for 11.15.07: Elliott Smith balls, NMH screwed, ringtones tank +

*Band of Horses’ bearded Wal-mart apologist Ben Bridwell has changed his mind, and will now NOT be taking licensing dough from the world’s largest retailer for the BoH indie smash “The Funeral.” Now I can die in peace. With a decent soundtrack. [nme]

*Ringtone sales are down – a 20% decline from October 2006 to October 2007. [coolfer]

*Wu Killa Bee. The RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan carefully explains his music and film influences. [via jimray’s del.icio.us]

*There’s a DVD coming out – from McSweeney’s’ Wholpin – that contains footage of Elliott Smith playing a Rastafarian basketball player in a Paul Thomas Anderson short film. [the playlist]

*Social.FM has launched a Facebook app that will scan users’ profiles and make a little player from their faves. [hypebot]

*Ars Technica reviews the new Zunes.

*Feel free to hate on Blender’s 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums. Not here, but at Stereogum. Or somewhere else. (NMH @ #32? Behind Wilco? Really? Arcade Fire @ #6. Wow. But really. Not here.)

*Hannah Montana now has a Tooth Tunes MP3-playing toothbrush. Also, she is not pregnant. [shiny shiny]

*The Times reviews R&B’s “eccentric visionary” R. Kelly. Except for the criminal/sexual issues, the guy is really interesting.

*RCRD LBL has launched. Here’s their intro.

*Warner Music is kissing Steve Jobs and making up (they want to use iTunes to sell music for mobiles). [ars technica]

*A friend and colleague of mine is a hybrid mom. Be kind. Recycle. Also, elimination communication.