The Wrap Up – December 14, 2009

How to Wreck A Nice Beach

As the days get shorter, the news gets slower:

  • Giant magazine bites the dust, moves to online (nymag.com)
  • Pioneering social network Friendster changes owners, shifts focus to Asia (reuters.com)
  • 2010 Grammy Award nominations announced (grammy.com)
  • Kanye West to release VH-1 Storytellers album (rap-up.com)
  • Foreign Exchange earn surprise Grammy nom for “Daykeeper” (nicolaymusic.com)
  • What happened to MySpace? (ft.com)
  • Eminem named best-selling album artist of the decade (mtv.com)
  • DJ Spooky and Annie K. Kwon’s multi-media project Nauru Elegies (djspooky.com)
  • Ace journalist Dave Tompkins’ long-awaited vocoder book slated for March 2010 (thedailyswarm.com)
  • MySpace/Imeem deal leaves thousands of artists unpaid (wired.com)
  • Buju Banton arrested on federal cocaine charges (allhiphop.com)

Keep it true: Kidz in the Hall’s Professional Leisure Tour (l-r-g.com), eLZhi’s The Leftovers Unmixedtape (elzhi.com), Buff1’s It’s A 1derful Life (mediafire.com), Snowgoons’ Black Luger (youtube.com)

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