Jesse Jarnow

links of dubious usefulness, no. 12

Yo, happy spring everybody. I’m getting hell out of Dodge until early April. Posting will sporadic ’til I get back… xoxo, jj.

o Update on The Darjeeling Limited, Wes Anderson’s latest, which recently wrapped two months of shooting in India. Sounds potentially epic. (via Kottke.)

o Interesting Associated Press report about the Iraqi music industry. (see also: Sublime Frequencies’ ear-opening Choubi Choubi compilation of folk & pop from Saddam-era Iraq)

o A circa 2000 email roundtable between Haruki Murakami’s editor and translators.

o The blogobattalions have been all over this, but still worth passing along: a short Chris Ware animation from the forthcoming This American Life television show. I love the way his style translates to this medium. Hope he does more. (Thx, Sea of Sound.)

o Mutant Sounds blog, dedicated to uploading insanely obscure weirdo albums. (Werd, Boomy.)

o This whole episode is nutty, but fast-forward to 4:10 for the ridiculous Star Wars dorkiness:

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