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Links for 11.24.08: Blender dips, ROCK posters, Lizard People guy emerges…

*Look!: This Flickr set of rock posters will smash your face. Then, as you recover, it will smash your neck and upper shoulders. It’s that cool. [coudal]

*Questions of music and models: The Fray will debut one of their new tunes on a 1-minute trailer for the upcoming season of Lost. [murketing]

*Rumors: Blender is being liquidated. Who isn’t?

*Rumors: Venture Beat passes on the news that iLike, the Facebook application and social music service that everyone tolerates, is looking for a buyer. Who isn’t?

*Rumors: If anyone is looking to help liquidate – or, in other words buy, – the listenerd, you know EXACTLY where you can go! (To the About section, sub-section – “contactual obligations.” Or call my cell. Or IM me. Even if it’s red or invisible-looking.)

*Charts: Metal Sucks has consolidated Rolling Stone‘s list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time down to just the metal men. RONNY DIO tops the list.

*Drawing: Old Navy sells Charley Harper shit now? I make pot roast from a 50s/60s cookbook that Harper illustrated sometimes. What can I say? It’s an effing recession.

*Sound FX: Put this up next to the sad trombone and the drum roll in your single-serving site arsenal. [april]

*Voting: If you have been wondering who voted for Lizard People in the Minnesota Senate race, the man has stepped forward. And he looks just like you’d expect him to look.

Links for 11.11.08: Journey rules, “Chinese” reviewed, Live Nation sells…

*Journey: Power ballad “Don’t Stop Believin'” is DOMINATING digital music. The Journey song is the biggest seller on iTunes. And though the Guardian says the band “has Tony Soprano to thank for it,” bloggers who watch their incoming traffic know the band has Arnel Pineda to thank for much of their online success. And that is a FACT. [licensing plate]

*MP3s: Live Nation will sell MP3s from Sony Music, Universal Music Group and EMI. [listening post]

*Concerts: One Radiohead concert filmed with 12 cameras. [largehearted boy]

*Neologisms: Thumbnail goggles – “Effect whereby a person seems more attractive in a thumbnail than in a much larger image or in person.” OK, so this is what I’m going for.

*Reviews: Says Rolling Stone of Guns N’ Roses’ “Chinese Democracy,” it “is a great, audacious, unhinged and uncompromising hard-rock record.” [fimoculous]

*Things people hate: The SlotMusic player costs only $20 and stores 1GB of music. If they start selling/giving away music-filled SD cards at McDonald’s, it could work.

*Backlash: Fuck Norris Facts. “Chuck Norris does not sleep. He passes out after two wine coolers.” [mefi]

*Blogging: Has Kanye West been stealing other people’s blog posts? And is he stealing from the people who have been stealing his music? Because that would give me a headache.

*Morphing: If Wu-Tang members were NBA players. Link comes complete with WICKED MORPHING FACES.

*Trips: It turns out, I am going to CES this year for the day job. Pray for my health, please. And my sanity. But mostly my health.

Links for 11.2.08: Lil Wayne’s health, Joe Perry’s vote, Hank Williams’ beer…

*Rumors: Lil Wayne is not dead, I guess. Despite rumors to the contrary.

*Country: The life of Hank Williams. There was a tear in his beer. Also, I am now ready for some football. Also, Hank is dead.

*Endorsements: Aerosmith’s Joe Perry endorses John McCain. Being an understated asshole aside, I cannot imagine ever casting a vote for someone who purports to despise – and even mock – eloquence.

*Recession: Ads in Rolling Stone are down 18%. Ads on the listenerd holding steady. [dailyswarm]

*Off topic: Wait. Gas prices dip for a week, and Americans are back to buying SUVs?

Arnel Pineda does not hate being in Journey

Despite quotes to the contrary in a recent issue of Rolling Stone (an American magazine that apparently covers music), Journey’s new lead singer, Arnel Pineda, does not hate being in the band. Quotes Rolling Stone: “It’s a fantastic job, but at the same time it’s a curse.”

Mr. Pineda said has comments about the “days I just break down and cry” were taken out of context.

And he is angry about it. Please stay tuned for more breaking Arnel Pineda news as it happens.

Video: Arnel Pineda and the “Journey curse”

Links for 6.28.08: No long tail, Waits’ honor, Madonna’s divorce…

*Madonna’s talking to divorce lawyers.

*The Long Tail: The Harvard Business Review hates it. Also: don’t you dare consider less prestigious universities as your information source. First, second, or forget about it. [dailyswarm + spincity]

*Microsoft is giving Zunes to students in exchange for their usage data. Information = currency. [wiredset]

*Tom Waits has been given the key to the city of El Paso. What will he do with it? [medialoper]

*Conde Nast might be buying Rolling Stone! I just recently learned that some Rolling Stone staffers know how to use the World Wide Web. [huffpo]

*Touring bands can find a place to crash (with their fans) on Better Than the Van. [listening post]

*Beck has launched a website in support of his new album, “Modern Guilt.” Also: Scientology. [indieblogheaven]

*Twitter for Musicians: The Complete Guide. AVOID. [twitter]

*Michel Gondry’s 25 Favorite Music Videos. The most recently created video is R. Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet” – I have to agree with that. I have been linking to Universal Music Group a lot lately. And for that I feel shame.

*iDial video: Give your iPhone rotary phone functionality.

*Off topic: Cartier has a MySpace page. [ypulse]

*Redacted: Off topic.

Links for 6.26.08: Neil Young’s enemies, P2P traffic, Prince’s mania…

*P2P traffic accounted for 44% of all internet traffic in May? So says Digital Music News.

*Starbucks is ditching much of its highly hyped music initiative. A pretty big move considering just months ago they were heavily pushing on the super-vanilla music front.

*What is on Barack Obama’s iPod: Stevie Wonder, Yo-Yo Ma, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan. BUT CAN HE LOAD THE IPOD HIMSELF? [indieblogheaven]

*Read: Some tips for cleaning and organizing your iTunes. My personal philosophy (for iTunes and everything else) is to instead become part of the chaos. But to each his own. [jimray]

*”Red State fans” wanted to kill Neil Young during his concerts in support of the “Living With War” album. I have always been a closeted fan of Greensboro. (Is that a state?)

*Prince tries to kill a Norwegian tribute album of his work. I would have done the same if I were in his place. (No idea.)

*The special Joy Division Zune has been UNBOXED. Also, there is such a thing as the “Zunerama forum.”

Links for 6.14.08: K-fed’s pride, Neil Young’s fuel, hippie dancing!

*Kevin Federline has been named Father of the Year by Prive, a Las Vegas nightclub. Responded Federline: “I’m surprised.”

*For all the wealthy listenerds: Wilson Audio Alexandria X-2 stereo speakers cost $135,000. I don’t know what they sound like. Hopefully like breasts against the window. (No idea.) [GQ 5.08]

*Billboard talks to Neil Young about the upcoming documentary, “CSNY: Deja Vu.” Young says “I’m not really focused on music right now, as far as new music. I have a couple songs in the back of my head, and if they come to the front of my head, I’ll write ’em. But as far as my life goes, I’m totally focused on eliminating roadside refueling.” [largehearted boy]

*The New York Times writes up My Morning Jacket and their new album, “Evil Urges.” The band’s bassist on their success: “Once we played outside of Kentucky I felt like everything was icing on top of a really nice cake.”

*Video: Rolling Stone, with the help of MGMT, is offering up a guide to hippie dancing. Admission: I still don’t know how to hippie dance.

*Zune has opened an exclusive music club in Los Angeles, Zune L.A.

*How to Kill an Earworm: Listen to the whole song or do some math. [lifehacker]

*How it will end for this blog, when the end comes.

Links for 5.20.08: Napster’s music store, Exes cassettes, the top MP3 blogs…

*Napster puts its 6 million song catalog on sale as DRM-free tracks, at a price of $.99 apiece.

*Cassette from My Ex. A blog that a lets people wax rhapsodic over mix tapes from their exes from back in the day. [tons of effers]

*Chuck Klosterman on super fans: Who are your fans that care too much? [everyone]

*Read a long interview with Ali Hewson, Bono’s wife, who must be the most patient, understanding woman in the world. (I really do not like Bono.) [music filter]

*Light my fire: Zippo + mp3 player = The Zarva Zippo MP320. [crave via daily swarm]

*Rolling Stone names its favorite MP3 blogs. Who knew these dudes even had broadband? [lucas gonze]

*Death Cab for Cutie is blogging over at Stereogum. Who’s the sellout now? No, really. Who is? Which of these parties? Hello?

*Coachella attendance was down 30,000 this year. [digital music news]

*The Rolly, Sony’s batshit crazy MP3 player, has finally come to the U.S.

*Off topic video: The science behind getting hit in the nuts. (Just because the recent flying wang post went over so well.) [spincity]

Video: Cloud Cult’s “Everybody Here Is a Cloud” video

This was shot like 5 blocks from my house. I was babysitting at the time. Sorry about the pre-roll ad.

Update: Yipes. That video embed didn’t work at all (thanks, VodPod!); instead, it launched the video upon loading the page, not even waiting for one to hit play.

Here’s the link instead. Worth the click.

[mnspeak]

Links for 2.2.08: I am back, Super Bowl tunes, Amazon’s buys…

*Hello. I am back. I had a work conferencey thing. It was more than exhausting. Catching up…

*Amazon buys Audible for $300M. Apple has the best mp3 player, Amazon has the best store for mp3 players. [digital music news]

*Indiana could soon have a digital download tax on music. [hypebot]

*Normatism: A new digital music venture from a founder of video site Vimeo. Looks, ahem, hip. [listening post]

*Rolling Stone collects video of musician-centric Super Bowl commercials. [getty images]

*Duncan Watts’ anti-Tipping Point push (encapsulated here in a Fast Company article) is predicated partly on experiments using digital music markets.

*Hannah Montana has a 3-D movie?

*RealNetworks lays off 10 music employees.

Links for 1.6.08: A Shin arrested, a guitar modded, blogs blogged…

*Yipes. The Shins’ Martin Crandall and his grilfriend, Elyse Sewell (from season 1 of America’s Next Top Model) were both arrested for domestic assault in Sacramento Friday night. Sewell blogs about it. (Huh. Livejournal.)

*”Audio identity” (a distinguishable music scene) is a good indicator of urban vitality, and regional economic health. [del.icio.us/cityofsound]

*Scary nerdy: Check out the custom Evil Dead Guitar Hero guitar controller mod.

*CES report: Belkin’s RockStar iPod add-on lets you share your music with five friends at once, as long as they’re standing super close. [geeksugar]

*Rolling Stone on declining sound quality in today’s music: “God is in the details. But there are no details anymore.” (Apologies, but I’m a mainstream consumer on this one. Rarely care.)

*The Times Online asks: Can Musicians Blog? See: Radiohead, Babyshambles, Lily Allen. [largehearted boy]

*Probably lots of hard-to-figure-out (but doubtless revolutionary) music-related hardware forthcoming from CES over the next week. Wheeeeee…