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Links for 11.20.08: …

*Sexy men: Salon says that one of those preppy Ivy League dudes from Vampire Weekend is one of the sexiest men alive. I really liked that “Oxford Comma” song. But not THAT much. I mean. Not even close to that much. [largehearted boy]

*Multimedia: BuzzFeed highlights Paintings on Books, which I liken to people recording videos of their phonographs playing old records, then posting those videos on YouTube. Which is to say, LOVE.

*Videogames: The wondrous Waxy offers a collection of videos of Meta-Musicians, real rockers playing their own songs on Guitar Hero and Rock band. A few weeks ago, I sang Corinne Bailey Rae on Sing Star, though I am not Corinne Bailey Rae myself.

*Digital Rights Management: Apple is talking to more labels about offering their music through the iTunes store without digital rights management.

*Chinese Democracy: You are just three days away from claiming your free Dr. Pepper. Three days. Do not miss this or you will have to pay up to $1.25 for a Dr. Pepper in the future.

*Retail: I did not know that customer service wizards Zappo’s moved their slow-moving stock to 6pm, but now I do.

*Microsoft: Zune has cut prices. I would here like to make a bold stand and say that I prefer saying the word ZOON to saying the word EYEPOD. I’m just sayin’.

*Trends: New York Times columnist (and former Slate columnist) Rob Walker on some of my (and my day job’s) ideas. [Everything redacted.]

*Holidays: First Avenue will hold its second annual “Too Much Turkey” Thanksgiving dinner. [mfr]

*Economics: Perhaps you should listen to Nouriel Roubini on the state of world economics. And then cry. For almost ever. [3 quarks daily]

Links for 9.28.08: Ivy league elitists and donuts dipped in ice cream

*Interview: LAist interviews David Berman of the Silver Jews – “I’ve never done much to try to build an audience. If this isn’t doing it , then it’s natural that i should move on to something more lucrative, like screen writing, in order to survive old age.” You and me both, motherfucker. You and me both. [largehearted boy]

*Politics: Ivy League elitists Vampire Weekend will be holding an Obama rally in Pennsylvania on October 4th. I somehow doubt this will move the independent vote much. [music slut]

*Relationships: Professional singer Scarlett Johansson got married to Ryan Reynolds, who once almost got married to Alanis Morissette. Tom Waits presided over an intimate ceremony. (Not really.) [huffpo]

*Reiteration: Mates of State = married people who are in a touring pop band. And who are blogging about it. Predictably, Yo Gabba Gabba comes up often.

*Digital Rights Management: If you bought DRM’d music from Wal-mart, you need to start burning CDs of it, because it’s going away. Who is buying digital music from Wal-mart?

*Food: If you don’t want to dip Krispy Kreme donuts in ice cream, you aren’t an American. Also, I feel like we’re headed the way of the Famous Bowl here. And that’s a good thing.

Links for 9.24.08: MySpace music launch, Sigur Ros, Bono sucks! vlog…

*Music: MySpace Music launches tonight. I defriended Tom, everyone. It was time. [daily swarm]

*OH NICE: Sigur Ros has a vlog? Watch it. There are small, non-motorized vehicles involved. [the slut]

*Mainstream media: The Houston Press digs chicks at music festivals. Overtly, no less! [digg]

*Organs: Is a 27-year-old one of the best to EVER play the organ? Personally, I like the guy at the Metrodome who does the Gary Glitter stuff. Chipper!

*Celebrity: Wired’s Listening Post reviews celebrity bands. A few notes: if you are not INTO celebrities, please don’t wander aimlessly into this realm. To begin with, no KEVIN BACON? 2nd: It is 30 ODD FOOT OF
GRUNT
(not GRUNTS!). GAWD. [earfarm]

*U2: Bono and Sarah Palin didn’t meet today, despite a scheduled appointment. Sad. For anyone who hates to see the forces of evil all marshaled in one place. (Not sure.)

*Politics: If you wish to stay informed, read this point / counterpoint regarding Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

*Copy: GooseGrade is a widget for blogs that allows readers to submit copyediting corrections.

Readers – if you exist – please know that clean copy (on this blog) is not my specialty. Because I usually write these two-line bullets after heavy drinking.

Also, if you click through on the GooseGrade link above you will find a promo video of Vampire Weekend singing “I Stand Corrected,” which sounds a little Walkmen-like to me.

Speaking of which, here’s an interview with The Walkmen. [buzzfeed]

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.

Video: Carleton College a cappella version of Vampire Weekend’s “Oxford Comma”

Some call it the serial comma. I know I do.

[switchblade comb]

Links for 3.4.08: Facebook’s music play, Andre’s solo, Pitchfork’s tv…

*Pitchfork is launching an online tv channel

*NIN gives an album away. (In April.) They’re also picking half the soundtrack for the next Major League Baseball videogame.

*Stereogum has a PSA filmed by Vampire Weekend in support of condom use.

*Facebook is talking to the labels, apparently getting its music service ducks in a row.

*Watch: The Eternal Children: a documentary about avant folk.

*Expect a solo album out of Andre 3000 this year. [vicarious]

*I’m very sorry. I’m tired.

Video: Vampire Weekend’s “Walcott”

Perhaps you have heard of them.

Video: Vampire Weekend’s “White Sky”

[getty images]

Video: Vampire Weekend’s “Mansard Roof” Take Away Show

Dangerously blog-buzzy Vampire Weekend plays “Mansard Roof” for the Take Away Shows.