*Analysis: Silicon Alley Insider’s take on ad-supported music’s chances. (Not great.)
*Music: You can now get exclusive music tracks (legally) from Limewire.
*Festivals: There are a lot of hydration-and-sunscreen guides to rock-and-roll festivals out there. Obviously, the one you want to go with is from the Wall Street Journal.
*Song lyrics: The London Telegraph tried to track down the worst song lyrics ever. The misheard lyrics for Pearl Jam’s “Yellow Ledbetter” aren’t very good either.
*Inexplicable things: I don’t pretend to understand it, and I do not even know how to create one, but a weird swastika symbol dominated the Google Trends feed there for a couple of hours.
*Covers: Buffet Libre collects covers of 80s songs. I bet most of them are hilariously outmoded! [pop candy]
*Video: What are the 10 most embarrassing music moments caught on tape? Includes Britney at the VMAs. But no sign of the baby dangling incident! [absolute punk]
*Localish: Gothamist interviews The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn. “Yeah, people point out blogs that report me being in a bar really wasted when I wasn’t drinking.”
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