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Links for 4.14.09: Illustrated Magnetic Fields, Twitter insights, inscrutable enough…

*Blogs: How Fucking Romantic is a blog that endeavors to illustrate the Magnetic Fields album “69 Love Songs.” My personal mantra happens to be “Love is like a bottle of gin.” [shorties]

*Orchestra: The YouTube Orchestra will make its debut at Carnegie Hall tomorrow. I, for one, will wait for the shortened, online video to come out.

*Twitter: An article from the New York Times called “Finding Utility in the Jumble of Tweeted Thoughts” touches on some of the things I’ve been noodling about. Better yet, Twitter exegeses. [jimray]

*Video: The viral video of the moment is “We Didn’t Start the Flame War,” from College Humor. I will take that teabagging video any day. [waxy]

*Cinema: The White Stripes will be releasing a movie this year. NOT like the one the fake Meg White made earlier this year.

*Photography: Check out this extraordinary Lucha Libre photo gallery. [coudal]

*Literature: You name your story, these guys write it (in 100 words). I will submit a title when I can come up with one inscrutable enough. And there you have it; “Inscrutable Enough.” [mefi]

*Today’s links: D-. Let’s not kid ourselves. YET.

Links for 12.18.08: MySpace’s Swift love, being late, typewriters…


*Lists: MySpace’s releases its list of top tunes on the network over the past year – and as Mashable notes, you can see obvious differences in the ages of users of that social network compared to iTunes. Popular are Taylor Swift, T.I., and Chris Brown. No Coldplay in sight. [why i failed]

*Green: The New York Times calls Neil Young “a figure of blunt efficiency.” Blunt. Heeeeeeeee.

*What They’ve Learned: Alice Cooper is a pretty sharp dude. A few things he’s learned – “My mom taught me that everything causes lockjaw. But I’ve never met anybody who got tetanus.” And – “Never be late. When you’re late, what you’re saying is that your time is more important than the other person’s time. That’s pretty egotistical.”

*Headphones: Check out this set of Head(banger)phones; they’re tricked out with an accelerometer, so the listener can alter the music as he or she bops his or her head to the beat. [gizmodo]

*Interviews: Jack White interviews Cate Blanchett. Says White, “Erotomania: A rare disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that another person, usually of higher social status, is in love with him or her.” Also, there is a picture of Cate Blanchett dressed kind of like a hot robot. [indieblogheaven]

*Movies: Baz Luhrmann is slated to direct “The Great Gatsby” next. Rafe Fiennes is the only one American enough to play Jay Gatsby, in my opinion. And Daisy should obviously be played by Daisy Fuentes.

*Errata: Funny mistake in the execrable Star Tribune, as dummy text makes it to print. [s4xton]

*Two things: Kottke links to the periodic table of awesomeness (which is pretty awesome), but also talks some sense about the most overhyped animal product of our time: delicious bacon.

*Typewriters: Here is a LOVELY collection typewriters. They aren’t mine. The one above is. And, in fact, I type all of my blog posts on it. Even though I’m now an intuitive Dvorak layout user. [spincity]

Links for 7.7.08: White’s poesy, West’s angel, hip-hop marketing…

*Read: Jack White’s poem about Detroit. I wish more people would write poetry. Especially about Detroit.

*Update: Kanye West does NOT have a painting of himself depicted as an angel in his home. On a tangentially related note, the Black Dog Cafe in Lowertown St. Paul had hanging on its walls, not that long ago, an ENORMOUS painting of Prince depicted as Napoleon. I think it is still available.

*Local: Alan Sparhawk’s Retribution Gospel Choir recorded a Daytrotter session recently. Download songs here.

*The Wall Street Journal: Tom Waits can’t sing.

*Earfarm compiles a list of the most embarrassing uses of hip-hop in marketing (1985-1992 edition): The Super Bowl Shuffle was embarrassing?

*Side note: I heard “Lust for Life” on the radio yesterday, and it took me fully 3/4 of the song to realize that it was not the introduction to a commercial.