At Zappos, Culture Pays

Image by Getty Images via @daylife Found at At Zappos, Culture Pays. Clue that something a little weird is happening at Zappos can be found near the bottom of the home page of the company’s website, where you’ll find lists with headings such as “Shop with Us” and “Customer Service,” beneath pictures of Anne Klein, Rockport, and Nike footwear; New Balance shirts; and Tommy Bahama shorts. Buried in one list is a link advising, “Don’t ever click here.” I did, of course, and the link opened a YouTube video of the Muppet rock band performing, as lead singer Beaker lip-syncs, “Never gonna give you…

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Listening to Kate Nash: i indeed read a book in stead

Image by Getty Images via @daylife Related articles by Zemanta Kate Nash, My Best Friend Is You, CD review (telegraph.co.uk) New music: Ryan Jarman covers Kate Nash (guardian.co.uk) Kate Nash @ El Rey Theatre, 5/11/10 (laist.com) Kate Nash Brings Piano-infused Pop to Neumos on Friday (seattlest.com) New Music Report: Kate Nash (rollingstone.com) Happy Birthday, YouTube (chris.pirillo.com)

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Admiring the awesome The Rural Alberta Advantage playing, great pics & a setlist!!

Found at http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2010/01/the_rural_alber_6.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BrooklynVeganFeed+%28brooklynvegan%29 The Rural Alberta Advantage played Maxwell’s, Mercury Lounge & Terminal 5 – pics & a setlist photos by Vincent Cornelli “It’s been a lot of shows since SXSW [2009],” says [The RAA’s lead singer, Nils Edenloff] with a chuckle, taking a few minutes to call from a Tim Horton‘s somewhere off the 401. “I think by the end of [2009] we might hit 100 shows. I’m hoping we hit 100 because that would be pretty cool to say.” Just add it to the band’s list of milestones. In addition to the above, you can score a No. 1 on…

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Music for bikers #3 personal yearlist 2009: Greg Koons and the Misbegotten

Los Angeles twangsmith Greg Koons writes from the perspective of a poor kid from off of Route 83 in Pennsylvania, though now he’s all grown up and carrying the hard-hurting freight of life and love, which live in a solid set of songs on his full-length debut. Welcome to the Nowhere Motel is full of jangle-and-strum roots-pop: “There but by the Grace of God Go I”, with its Buddy Holly-like vocal delivery, is the catchy handclapper; “Janey’s Got a New Boyfriend” chugs with an early ‘80s hit, FM melody; and “A Picture of My Pa Before He Died in Vietnam” (this dude’s…

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