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Links for 2.11.09: The Beamcast, arctic unicorns, nudity…

*Podcasts: It has now been exactly one day (approximately 24 hours), and still no word from Sam Beam, Iron and Wine or Sam Beam’s people about the podcast. I’m starting to get nervous.

*Twitter: The New York Times‘ David Pogue says that “Twitter is What You Make It” (oh, insightful). Apparently, I have made it an endless echo chamber of my own stupidity. Actually, that makes it sound too interesting.

*Names: Santogold is no longer Santogold. She’s Santigold. To me, she’ll always be Santogold. Until I’m feeling absurdist; then she’ll be Santugold.

*Video: Would you like to see arctic unicorns at play? Go for it, pervert. [eyeteeth]

*Economy: A former co-worker of mine talks about the differences in the way men experience being laid off vs. women who are laid off. He is petting a cat.

*Biz: Sirius XM is on life support. Will satellite radio be something consumers are willing to spend real money on in the new economy? Discretionary dollars are not flowing outward these days. Also, BusinessWeek thinks Obama should kill the Live Nation – Ticketmaster deal.

*Nudity: MGMT will appear in Playboy. I’ll be honest: not only do I not read it for the articles, I don’t read it at all. [daily swarm]

*Type: Check out this photo set of typewriter ribbon tins.

Links for 8.18.08: Pandora’s fate, Santogold’s mash, Katy Perry’s sins…

*TechCrunch suggests that Pandora may have to be sacrificed to the digital music gods. [techmeme] Or maybe Pandora just needs to get more social.

*Religion: The mother of Katy Perry (of “I Kissed a Girl” fame) is angry at her daughter for “promoting a sin.” [fark]

*Kanye: One Mr. Kanye West points your attention to this Santogold + Justice mashup.

*Family: The Allman Brothers is (are?) suing their label to try to get more money from sales through iTunes.

*Fuck beer: Order me a sensory cocktail. And let’s double down on the cigar mist. Please? I need it.

*Apology: I don’t have a lot of witty commentary here because I took a lot of sun today. And I mean a lot.

Video: Santogold’s “Lights Out”

[fimoculous]

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 6.10.08: Heavy metal burgers, vinyl soars, New Kids pics…

*First and foremost: Burgers named after metal bands. What, no Black Angus Young?

*Fred Meyer stores bring the vinyl back (accidentally). I still buy all my vinyl from garage sales. [e-mail]

*SanDisk buys MusicGremlin, a service-cum-devic that allows users to browse and buy music at WiFi hotspots. This may sound weird, but the next (non-telephonic) music player I buy will probably be a SanDisk. Yeah. Weird.

*Listening Post on Converse, whom we have written about numerous times, due to the fact that they’re hitting the music and retail scenes HARD. New: MP3s from N.E.R.D., Santogold and more.

*Best Week Ever collects 10 New Kids on the Block photos you should not miss. I used to have hair like this. Also, I used to have hair.

*Some people are calling iCarly the new Hannah Montana. Admission: I didn’t even notice when Steve Jobs rolled this out.

*Buzzfeed rounds up disk drive music, in the spirit of other retro-tech mechanical melody making. Thank you.

*Minneapolis music mag Reveille covers “Big Star,” Haley Bonar’s latest release: “Haley Bonar’s Big Star is a shimmering bright spot too good for the coffee shop world.” Also, she makes a mean mocha if you are ever in the St. Anthony Park area.

*Franz Ferdinand’s web site features incredibly soothing record players. [d-prince]

*Required: Fleet Foxes are “modern hippies.” The International Federation of Music Bloggers made me say that. [coerced]

*Off topic: NY Mag takes a deep dive into the meaning of Ashley Alexandra Duprey’s tattoo. (I still don’t know what it means.)

*Off topic and local: If you are in the Twin Cities, I suggest visiting Blondie’s in St. Paul on Snelling. I HIGHLY recommend the carrot cake, and have the physique to prove it. I am not kidding. Thank you.

Links for 5.14.08: Imeem ascends, Qtrax signs, Sally Forth rocks…

*Qtrax, the legal P2P startup, finally actually signs their 4th major label, Warner. [listening post]

*Vote: Cover vs. Original. Please make sure your voice is heard. This is almost as important as American Idol or Barack vs. Hillary. [mefi]

*Vulture pulls a great quote from Lil Wayne. On staying away from cocaine: “It’s just about the acne.”

*Sally Forth (the comic strip) references Vampire Weekend. Up next: Garfield eats lasagna off Santogold’s belly.

*Imeem is now the top music streaming site, passing AOL and Yahoo. Also, they’re opting in to OpenSocial.

*The top 20 superhero songs. [pop candy]

*Songs that are both anti- and pro-drug.

*The Listening Tree: Would you like to hear a tree grow? [good]

*Video: Leonard Cohen, back on stage. Everybody hates it when I try to sing Leonard Cohen. [daily swarm]

*Off topic: Who needs boobs with an ass like this? Sad. But I’ve read it eight times. [nevenmrgan]

*Note: I am declaring May 14th to be Nicole Eggert day (kinda SFW). Please help spread the word. It’s a long story.

Links for 5.10.08: Last.fm Presents, Tap Tap Revolution, Apple goes gaming?…

*Last.fm Presents: Video interviews with musical acts, starting with Moby, Santogold, Spoon and Joshua Radin.

*Tap Tap Revolution: It’s like DDR for your iPhone. [neural]

*PopMatters collects pro-Barack Obama songs from around the world. Take that, Will.i.Am.

*The Zappa family is putting out Wazoo, a 2-disc concert album. [getty images]

*You can buy a 12-foot guitar for $6500 on eBay. [boingboing]

*Clear Channel’s revenues were up 4% in Q1 over least year. (Billboards up, radio down.) [paid content]

*TapeDeck App: An audio recorder for Mac OS X Leopard. Also: it looks like a cassette tape deck. [daring fireball]

*Will Apple tackle a gaming console next? (Seems like a stretch.) [crave]

*Will Pownce come out with a music player next? It would take a lot to get me to try using Pownce again.

*Holy mp3 player! Check out the crucifix-shaped Keo MP-301. [crave]

*If you haven’t done it in a while, I recommend checking out the “Stronger Sightings” section of Kanye’s blog.

*I think this would be a good day to tell you again how much I can’t stand 1-800-Flowers. OK, goodbye.

Links for 5.3.08: Soundamus’ recos, spam’s anniversary, Santogold’s vomit…

*Soundamus recommends upcoming music releases based on your Last.fm data. After 12 minutes, I still don’t know what it wants me to listen to. [waxy]

*Tech: The story of spam. It’s 30 years old! [3 quarks daily]

*Techish: Anti-YouTube site Hulu has a channel on YouTube. A 30 Rock clip from said. [watching tv online]

*OK: RCRD LBL is pushing the Santogold. WordPress said they were going to kick me off if I didn’t say it. (Update: WTF? Did wordpress just auto-correct my lack of midcap in the word WordPress in the previous sentence?? YES!)

*HIPSTER RUNOFF on the Dan Deacon live experience: “Others say that Dan Deacon concerts are breeding grounds for organisms born out of the sweat of heavy-set men, overbearing 17-year-old female indie music fans, and greasy bros who like the crappy kind of electronic music.” With graphs! What’s with all the all-caps sites?

*Is the packaging of Beck’s 8-bit release “experimental” or just blurry? [spin city]