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Links for 5.4.09: “You’re” digital self, Lebowski Minneapolis, Wu-Tang covers…

*HOLY: Here’s a visualization (called “You’re”) of your digital self, as seen through an aggregation of data from twitter, flickr, and other sites. [waxy]

*Virtuality: Rob Walker takes on digital goods (and “Immaterialism”) in his New York Times column.

*Art: One man reimagines Wu-Tang records as Blue Note albums. I received about four days worth of stolen jazz albums from Russia as a gift once. [tds]

*Local: HOLD UP. The Lebowski Fest is coming through Minneapolis this year? Also, Har Mar Superstar will be playing at some Lebowski Fests this summer. Also, my son likes to run up and down the ramp outside the pet store at Har Mar mall.

*Twitter: It appears that Mike Doughty is not terrible at Twitter. Keep hitting the “more” button and you’ll eventually see the one where he talks about busting up a Starbucks (not really).

*Media: Does personality predict media usage better than age, gender and a bunch of other factors? You probably know what I’m going to say.

*Music: Wilco fans can find a lot of music at the wilco archive. Who knew? [shorties]

*Today’s links: D+. Things might be looking up for the old links?

*I feel like I need a beard again.

Links for 11.11.08: Journey rules, “Chinese” reviewed, Live Nation sells…

*Journey: Power ballad “Don’t Stop Believin'” is DOMINATING digital music. The Journey song is the biggest seller on iTunes. And though the Guardian says the band “has Tony Soprano to thank for it,” bloggers who watch their incoming traffic know the band has Arnel Pineda to thank for much of their online success. And that is a FACT. [licensing plate]

*MP3s: Live Nation will sell MP3s from Sony Music, Universal Music Group and EMI. [listening post]

*Concerts: One Radiohead concert filmed with 12 cameras. [largehearted boy]

*Neologisms: Thumbnail goggles – “Effect whereby a person seems more attractive in a thumbnail than in a much larger image or in person.” OK, so this is what I’m going for.

*Reviews: Says Rolling Stone of Guns N’ Roses’ “Chinese Democracy,” it “is a great, audacious, unhinged and uncompromising hard-rock record.” [fimoculous]

*Things people hate: The SlotMusic player costs only $20 and stores 1GB of music. If they start selling/giving away music-filled SD cards at McDonald’s, it could work.

*Backlash: Fuck Norris Facts. “Chuck Norris does not sleep. He passes out after two wine coolers.” [mefi]

*Blogging: Has Kanye West been stealing other people’s blog posts? And is he stealing from the people who have been stealing his music? Because that would give me a headache.

*Morphing: If Wu-Tang members were NBA players. Link comes complete with WICKED MORPHING FACES.

*Trips: It turns out, I am going to CES this year for the day job. Pray for my health, please. And my sanity. But mostly my health.

Links for 6.18.08: Mayer’s cruise, Method’s book, gas prices suck…

*You can take a cruise with John Mayer if you like. On a ship. With no easy way to get off. [daily swarm]

*Listen: A piece from NPR’s “All Things Considered” on rocking CEOs. And I do mean “rocking.” With the “g.” [whyifailed]

*How high gas prices crush touring bands: “Covering the 635 miles to San Francisco takes about 37 gallons of gas each way. With gas well over $4, that’s more than $300 for a round trip.” [idolator]

*Games: JamsMatch is like playing online concentration, but with album covers. [mefi]

*Play: Rock Band through Facebook. NOTHING gets you further away from the experience of actually rocking. Or your money back. (But not your private data.)

*Read: Method Man wrote a graphic novel: “If you’re trying to appeal to 13-year-olds and 12-year-olds, that’s cool — make a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie! Which they did, and I liked that movie.” [pop candy]

*Now playing: Watch music videos from Universal Music Group artists on

*Festivals: The full Lollapalooza lineup here.

*Off topic: George Takei is getting gay married.

*I don’t know why, but the fact that the Olsen Twins like Cat Power brings me pleasure.


Video: The Sewer Goblet, the indie Wu-tang vidgame

From Tales of Game.

Links for 5.6.08: Wu-tang videogame, Prince’s book, Jack White’s doc…

*Indie videogames: The Sewer Goblet – The Wu-Tang Clan and the Wu-Tang Baby: “It was an ordinary day at the Wu-Tang mansion. Ghostface and Raekwon tossed around a football in the backyard while Ol’ Dirty Bastard, RZA, and the rest of the gang watched the game inside. What nobody expected was the knock at the door that would forever change their lives. Much to their surprise, a tiny but majestic baby with a mysterious pendant was on their doorstep.” Wow. Wu-tang’s love is endless. [waxy]

*JEWELRY: The turntable ring. Pretty sure I couldn’t pull it off. [red ferret]

*Ice T will perform with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

*To debut at Cannes this month: “It Might Be Loud,” a guitar doc that will feature Jack White and Jimmy Page. [the playlist]

*WMG plans on trying true variable rate pricing. (I’m not wholly against it, if it’s done right. I know, I know.)

*Prince is writing a book, “21 Nights,” based on one of his London concert stands. Will there B 2 many abbrevs 4 me 2 handle? [getty images]

*The Zune: Buy and watch TV shows from NBC, MTV and some others now. [crave]

*Re-blogging (I mentioned this in a previous post): Built for the BBC, the Olinda is a funky-ass radio.

*EVERYONE: listenerd favorites Will.I.Am and Michel Gondry have won WEBBY awards. I don’t know what they get for it; possibly a statuette.

*Legal P2P Qtrax, who claimed to have a number of labels on their side several months ago, has apparently finally gotten Universal on their side. [listening post]

*Neil Young, being rich, has a refreshing attitude about the future of music: “The recording business is going somewhere but I don’t care about that.”

*Talk to the banana: I’m ordering this now. Now now. [laughing squid]

Video: RZA emerges from crowd to join KRS-ONE onstage

RZA comes out of the crowd at a Toronto concert to rap with KRS-ONE. Shitty camera work, but everybody involved is PUMPED. (Best video I’ve seen since the Chinese MC Hammer?)

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Links for 10.3.07: New Zunes, Hannah Montana, Wu-Tang meets the Beatles +

*The new Zune: New players. New community stuff. DRM-free functionality (though shared tunes will have DRM slapped on them). See also: Enuz.

*Wow. Boing Boing TV! With a redesign and a gadget blog (which has been good), looks like they’re cranking up the cash machine. Short, original vids every weekday; here’s episode 1.

* has introduced a taste-o-meter widget, which lets visitors to your site compare their listening habits to yours. [rocketsurgeon]

*MOG is redesigning and will now offer the ability to listen to full tracks (not clips). I never could like it. Too brown. [Mashable]

*Wu-Tang says they’re cleared to sample Beatles’ “As My Guitar Gently Weeps.” [digital music news]

*Getty Images – who also owns Paper Thin Walls – is now selling music tracks through Soundtrack (formerly Pump Audio). [TechCrunch]

*Hannah Montana is like the Beatles. Tickets for her tour are going for up to $200 apiece.

*It sounded boring when I first heard about it, but ended up to be MESERIZINGLY BORING when I checked it out. Now’s gotten funded as a lifecasting platform to compete with the likes of Yipes. [Venture Beat]

*Side note: Re-shirts – the t-shirts with backstory. I like. [Alternative Consumer]