the listenerd

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Links for 2.11.10: 26 Tips for Better Abs

*Reading: The guy next to me on the bus this morning was reading Assholeology. “Keep calling until you find someone unfamiliar with protocol and willing to do whatever you ask to get you off the phone. Tell them that you spoke with someone else and they said it was possible. Lie. It’s fine, we’re all going to hell.” This is the world we’ve wrought, dear readers.

*Electronics: If you still like books (other than the modern classic “Assholeology,” of course – BookBook, a lovely MacBook slipcover.

*Words: I like languages. I don’t really speak them, but I like them. The systems. The ebb and flow. The tensions. I don’t like Slate. But Slate wrote up an article on the “The Language of Road Signals.” Tension. Ebb and flow. This bullet is like the circle of life, really. [marginal revolution]

*Social media analytics: I don’t even know what super data is, but I think I love it – from Twitter. Also from Twitter: These five things worth reading.

*Gentrification: It is estimated that 50% of today’s tattoo artists have received some formal visual arts training. Have I ever mentioned that my primary prospective tattoo is a small chicken wearing a party hat and carrying a cane?

*Mortality: Someone has patented the self-boring coffin. Self-boring. Heh. See what I didn’t do there? Yet? [presurfer]

*Also: Something about music. Miley Cyrus?

*Today’s links: F.

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Links for 4.3.09: Facebook credits, photo dictionary, Black Flag tattoos…

*Entertainment: The L.A. Times looks at how entertainment pulled America out of the Great Depression. Help us, Kanye West; you’re our only hope? [murketing]

*Social Media: Facebook is getting ready to offer “credits,” in what looks like a way to accumulate and put metrics around “Likes” or other positive feedback on statuses or other postings. That approach has worked well for Favrd, but obviously, many differences.

*Reference: The photographic dictionary is nice, but it doesn’t have many words in it. Does that remind you of any bloggers you know? That you are reading right now? [nictate]

*Literature: “Barred for Life” is a book about band superfans; in this case, people who have gotten Black Flag tattoos. This may be obvious, but I’ve been contemplating getting a tattoo of a baby chicken wearing a party hat and carrying a small cane for almost two years now. [tds via poploser]

*Economy: It’s only April and more than 2 million jobs have been lost in America this year.

*Today’s links: D. Don’t be afraid to be hard on yourself.

Links for 1.31.09: Peakniks, baby BlackBerries, “mellifluous”

*Mixed media: You know how I love mixed media. Unless you accidentally came here through some who-knows-how-relevant search terms. Check out these book covers made for films.

*Coinage: Peakniks = people who believe the best has come and gone. Peak oil, peak carbon, peak debt, peak beer…

*Toys: Your child needs a BlackBerry just as badly as you do. [rob t]

*Topography: Look over this hot dog map of West Virginia. I have never been to West Virginia. And I hate relish. HATE IT.

*Ink: Tattoos of food. FOOD. DELICIOUS, DELICIOUS FOOD. [murketing]

*Twitter: Waxy points out this Google spreadsheet of musicians on Twitter. (Most of them are very bad. I’m just saying.) Wait. Willie Nelson?

*Directory: New Yorker music writer Sasha Frere-Jones offers a directory of people on Twitter. I was unable to identify myself among them. Sad.

*Language: GOOD magazine points to the 100 most beautiful words in the English language. I was going to be pissed if mellifluous wasn’t on there. But then it was.

*Music: This generator allows you to create music from any text file. Is this utter fucking bullshit?

Links for 7.28.08: Indie labels rule, 8tracks emerges, Zune tatts farewell…

*BusinessWeek: Veteran indie record labels are kicking the asses of the majors. (They have decided not to take names at this time.) [medialoper]

*Speaking of Faith: Is Bono the Godfather of Brangelina’s twins? I have on many occasions professed my hatred for Bono, but it has never been so strong as it is today. Except for that one day when he was wearing those sunglasses and swaggering around all prickishly.

*Music 2.0: 8tracks – “is a simple way for people to share and discover music through an online mix — a short playlist containing at least 30 minutes, roughly 8 tracks, of music. People can do 2 things on 8tracks: listen to a mix, or create a mix. Listeners can search for a mix by artist or genre, stream it in a legal, radio-style manner, and follow others who make compelling mixes.” OK. I will try.

*Sad video: This one has made the music blog rounds. The Zune Tattoo guy says goodbye via YouTube. Unrelated: Should I get a tattoo of an anchor or a tiny chicken wearing a party hat and carrying a cane? Or neither? Please vote.

*Tomorrow: Get your Tom Waits “Live in Concert” stream from a recent performance at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre July 29th at NPR Music. [p-fork]

*Releases: Bonnie Prince Billy puts out a new 7-inch (Notes for Future Lovers, Donde Esta Prufrock). (Notice how I refuse to accede to the prince-in-quotation-marks convention!) [catbirdseat]

*Television: The song from the “Mad Men” intro is “A Beautiful Mine” by RJD2. I thought you would want to know more about this television program because you are most probably a male human of some means and are almost certainly on the internet and conversant in the popular ideas currently circulating on it.

Links for 7.23.08: Wax Winehouse, Hype Machine hype, Zune tatts…

*The media: Fortune catches on to the Hype Machine.

*Hands-free: Wired introduces a music player you can control with your eyes. I’ll be honest: it looks a little bulky to me.

*Video: Kara Swisher of All Things D visits the offices of the Facebook-fueld social music company iLike.

*Body art: The guy with the Zune tattoo is sick of his Zune tattoo. And his Zune.

*Wax: Would you like to see a wax figurine of Amy Winehouse?

*Discovery: StumbleAudio is StumbleUpon for music.

*Lollapalooza: Barack Obama will introduce Kanye at the music festival. Should it be the other way around?

*Question: Did you get here because you were searching for: Devendra Banhart and pubic hair? I did.

Links for 7.20.08: Avril’s “Girlfriend,” Improving Shakespeare, Girl Talk in the Times…

*YouTube: It is done. Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend” has passed “The Evolution of Dance” on YouTube’s all-time most-watched list. The oligarchs are on top again and all is right with the world. Some boring, related money matters from Listening Post here. Let us hope the grass-roots effort to put “Evolution” back on top fails, as I am just starting to get used to the world as it should be.

*Retail: Unsigned musicians will now have more opportunity to sell their music through Best Buy. [koar]

*Literature: Ryan Adams has signed a book deal. It will hit shelves in 2009. No one knows what it will be about, but I know this: I will not read it, no matter what happens on this Earth. [absolute punk]

*Projects: Rufus Wainwright is setting William Shakespeare’s sonnets to music. Huge improvement? [largehearted boy]

*Law: Should music copyright last 5 years? I ask you this because I care.

*Britney has ceded full custody of her kids to K-Fed. This makes me sad.

*Jail: DMX got arrested again. For identity theft. Seriously, are you trying to depress the fuck out of me?

*Mashups: The New York Times‘ Consumed column (by Rob Walker) is about Girl Talk this week. If you need me, my head will be in the toilet.

*Tattoos: Neutral Milk Hotel. Goodbye, forever. (Wait. Should this have been in that list of misspelled tattoos? Or not?) [Also: this is not my arm.]

Links for 7.18.08: MTV’s discovery, Waits <3’s Elliot, Barack headed to Lolla?

*Discovery: MTV launches its own music discovery tool, SoundTrack. In approximately 1.5 years, I will be beyond the age of discovery, and will only listen to the songs of my youth. [ypulse]

*Lists: 25 Things You May Not Know About Tom Waits – “His favourite contemporary artist is Missy Elliot.” [largehearted boy]

*Politics: Barack Obama to appear at this year’s Lollapalooza?

*Videogames: Rock Band will offer more than 500 songs by the end of the year.

*Videogames: Carriers prepare to roll out cellphone versions of Guitar Hero. [textually]

*Social: Last.fm gets a makeover. Forgive me; it has been almost a year since I last scrobbled.

*Journey: The Las Vegas Review-Journal profiles listenerd obsession Arnel Pineda. Yes, I am verifiably insane.

*Off topic: What are the 10 greatest misspelled tattoos? “Only God will Juge Me.” [mefi]

*Gone: I am going into the Northwoods, to the land of the Watersmeet Nimrods, where blogs dare not go. I will return at a later date, filled with beer and cheese, and wearing camouflage.