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Video: Bloodbuzz, Bromance

This has made the rounds, but it’s too good not to post. Broing from Coachella 2011 to The National’s “Bloodbuzz, Ohio.”

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Links for 1.19.11: I am losing my hair.

*Books: Bob Dylan signed a deal with Simon & Schuster to write six more books. I liked Chronicles: Volume 1 a LOT more than I thought I would.

*Questions: Is Kanye West the Don Draper of hip-hop? Also, who is the Al Swearingen of R&B? [fluxtumblr]

*Feelings: If you have been wondering about who the 50 Most Loathsome People in America are this year, Buffalo Beast offers up their opinion.

*Advertising: It seems like Unevolved Brands should be called Unevolved Logos or Unevolved Visual Identities. But maybe I pick unnecessarily? Go there, and you can attempt to identify companies based on their distilled brand identities. [joshspear]

*Shows: You can watch the entirety of an episode of Austin City Limits that features Band of Horses and The National here.

*Blogs: There’s a new music blog in the world. It’s called PopDust. Here’s what the New York Times says about it. BIEBER.

*Cycling: Geneviève Bujold steals the spotlight in this tumblr of celebrities riding bikes. And I don’t even know who Geneviève Bujold is.

*Twitter: These tweets are all pretty good.

*Today’s links: F.

Video: The National play with Sufjan and Nico Muhly

I don’t even know what I’m posting anymore.

[drownedinsound]

Video: The National does a piano lesson with Qtv

Video: The National’s “Bloodbuzz, Ohio”

Video: The National’s “Terrible Love”

The National performs “Terrible Love” from its forthcoming album on Jimmy Fallon.

I think that’s the census lady, no?

Video: The National – “So Far Around the Bend”

Links for 8.19.09: Ohio’s piano, Ed Hardy, JK Wedding hijinx, zombies…

*Maps: 88 keys. 88 counties. Play with this map of Ohio counties as a fucking piano. Holy. Awesome. (I recommend playing “The Entertainer” for yourself.) [mefi]

*Marketing: Was the hit video of a St. Paul couple’s wedding entrance a marketing campaign? Read up on a breakdown of the evidence in the case of the JK Wedding Dance.

*Archives: Maybe you should listen to MP3s of the Les Paul Show. Not because he’s dead, because he’s good. He’s also dead. [harper’s]

*Undead: Personally, I hate zombies. The internet, though, loves them like bacon. Or coffee. Or pirates. Anyway, here’s a blog that does zombie parodies of popular songs. [neatorama]

*Home: These cassette tape lights will keep you up at night. Due to their coolness. Not their emission of near-blinding light. See what I did there? Assholes. [treehugger]

*Fashion: A hip-hop artist named Dirty Nasty records an anti-Ed Hardy rap. Like the saying goes, any enemy of Ed Hardy is a friend of mine. [buzzfeed]

*Work: Rarely have I seen such a touchy cultural touchpoint as Woodstock in all my day job examination of generational differences.

*Music: Daytrotter offers up some notes on The National.

*Local: Here’s a promo video for No Bird Sing’s upcoming CD release. I work with a No Bird Sing guy. He saw me carrying an umbrella with a pink handle today. Hence this post.

Video: Bon Iver and The National’s Matt Berninger

Let’s all ovulate together.

“Big Red Machine”

Links for 5.9.09: Live Nation loses, The National plays, Mississippi Drift…

*Concerts: Live Nation lost $102.7M in Q1 of this year. Attendance was down 22%. Kind of a lot of money. If we’re using that scale, I basically held even.

*Video: Check out The National playing “Somewhere Around the Bend” on Jimmy Fallon.

*Sponsorship: De La Soul has done one of those commissioned running songs for Nike. It’s called “Are You In?” I only wish eccentric rich people would commission weird-ass songs purely for their own perverted personal pleasures. But that’s just me.

*Economy: Readers tell Money what it’s like to try to live on unemployment checks. Spoiler: It makes you tense.

*Industry: Vevo – the “YouTube for music” hires a CEO. I thought YouTube was the YouTube for music. [silicon alley insider]

*The Internet: Ze Frank on celebrity, identity and proximity. And the internet. And Ashton Kutcher. Spoiler: Ze wishes that Ashton wouldn’t care about him.

*Movies: Read the New Yorker‘s Anthony Lane on “Star Trek.” On J.J. Abrams: “He is the perfect purveyor of fictions to a generation so easily and instinctively jaded that what it craves, above all, is a storyteller who—with or without artistic personality, and regardless of any urge to provoke our thoughts or trouble our easy dreams—will never jade.” With or without artistic personality. HAAAAAAaaaaaaaaa.

*Local: Mississippi Drift – Read this old Harper’s article about modern-day hobos setting off from Minneapolis on a self-made barge. I remember reading this when it first appeared in the magazine and promising myself never to become a river-traveling hobo.

*Today’s links: Zero. New scale, unexplained.

*Question: This blog is coming up on two years of operations. Should it be about music, internet culture or just whatever the fuck I’m interested in? Thank you for your time and attention. I am also happy to take your answers via twitter. Regards.

Video: The National play “Slow Show”

[switchblade comb]

Video: New song, “A Thousand Black Cities,” from The National

A new song from The National, “A Thousand Black Cities,” performed live at a concert at Vega in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Video: The National’s Black Cab Session

The National does “You’ve Done It Again, Virginia” in a Black Cab Session. In a red cab. And it’s very dark. But I like it.