the listenerd

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Tag: sxsw

Links for 3.18.10: 91 Tips for Better Abs and a Sleeker Coat

*Phonographs: I used to post a lot more stuff about phonographs around here. Maybe I will again someday. Then I won’t. Then I will again. The circle of life. Here’s a cardboard phonograph from audio company GGRP. [notcot] Also: If you would like a few tips on how to clean your vinyl, click here. None of that previous sentence was a euphemism, though if you read it just so, it will sound like one. Or several. [coudal]

*Obits: Alex Chilton died. Here’s an obit with a soundtrack.

*Writing: Joel Johnson writes about the cloud like nobody writes about the cloud. Read about the cloud. And other, more important things. This is what we should be doing.

*Seeing: Use this to create photo mosaics of your favorite tumblrs. (On a somewhat related note, I deleted my tumblr. Because I was bad at tumbling. These things happen.) [mktg]

*Art: I don’t really know what Screened Calls and Slow Portraits is, but it sounds fucking ARTSY. In a good way. “Using Skype as a medium for generating temporally destructive portraits and self-portraits, Hallier redefines portraiture for the digital age.” [c-monster]

*Food: Somehow, in Minneapolis, we here are fighting TO GET street food. This may be the first time I’ve linked to a stub that contains a PDF of public meeting minutes. Are you there, Digg? It’s me. Echo.

*Festivals: The SXSW music festival keeps getting bigger, but the stakes for musicians keep getting smaller. You may not know this, but I’ve never been there, and I’m now too old to go.

*Packaging: Packaging blog, The Dieline found beer cans that look like lingerie. Not safe for work. If you can’t look at beer cans that look like lingerie at work.

*Today’s links: F.

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Links for 3.24.09: Hipster Depression, vodka gummis, Neil Young…

*Economy: Forget the recession, there’s a Hipster Depression. With beards. And toenails, I’m sure.

*Photographs: Wired snapped a bunch of pictures at SXSW. Now they’re asking you to guess – Band or Fan? Poor parallelism! [murketing]

*Cooking: If you like vodka and gummi bears, you will love making your own vodka gummi bears. You could also just buy a huge bag of gummi bears and a bottle of vodka. [neatorama]

*Newspapers: Examine this NYT visualization of newspapers size and indicating the dire straits some are in. Also, here’s a list of newspapers the Silicon Alley Insider thinks will survive the financial meltdown. I don’t mean to sound unappreciative, but I don’t appreciate the Star Tribune at all. OK, I meant to say that. [waxy]

*Twitter: A song about Twitter. On a blog. Reading those words, I hate the English language for its flexibility. And myself. [shorties] Also, check out this list of the 50 Best Rock Star Twitters from Stereogum. Also, I’ve been following @arjunbasu, one of the subjects of this article, for several monhts. What he’s doing works.

*Music: The Neil Young Archives, long talked about, will open up for superfans in early June. The details are here. [daily loper]

*Today’s links: D+. Not enough quips. Or interesting shit. Pass the gummi bears.

Links for 3.15.08: Spontaneous mall musicals, Cobain’s Converse, NES instruments…

*The Daily Swarm takes a tour of Converse’s Kurt Cobain kicks.

*It seems Bon Iver’s passport, money, credit cards and other sundries were stolen at SXSW. SUCKS. In other news, Justin Vernon carries a fanny pack. [jaded insider]

*Reppo II Backpack with speakers: perfect for keeping people from brushing all up on you on the bus. [geekologie]

*How to make an NES cartridge into a harmonica. [waxy]

*Food Court Musical: A guerrilla musical goes to the mall. Mall + musical + guerrilla = hell on earth. [laughing squid]

A few links for 3.13.08: NIN’s cash, Ryan Adams’ blog, SXSW’s images

*Ars Technica says an ISP tax that would allow payers to access a legal P2P network might not be that far off.

*Not at SXSW? One of thousands of slide shows.

*NIN new album (which cost about $38 to distribute online) has brought in $1.6M in its first week.

*Ryan Adams has a new blog. Have never really been a fan. [rawkblog]

*Cellphone carriers may be even worse than you think? Digital Music News muses on whether they’re blocking mobile music availability.

Links for 3.10.08: The Beatles on iTunes, depressed bloggers, aliases…

*Depressed people turn to blogging. I could have guessed this, were I not so apathetic.

*McCartney signs a $400M deal with iTunes to make Beatles songs available.

*AdAge covers the Walkmen (a personal fave) and the art of selling out (indie style).

*Check out the hottest music soc net’s (Imeem’s) guide to SXSW. SXSW. Guides. Effers, every one. [hypebot]

*SlicethePie (covered previously on the listenerd) crowdsources A&R and band management, allowing fans to back and make bucks on up-and-coming bands. They recently received $2M in venture funding. [hypebot]

*REM is releasing its new album through iLike before it hits stores. On a side note, I am somewhat bored with disruption of musical distribution channels.

*I love aliases. Not pen names proper, but the disposable aliases used by the famous to travel quasi-anonymously. Ron Mexico. George Fox (who is apparently a real person and acquaintance of Mr. Spitzer). Further study is here needed.