Happy beginning of the next week in the rest of your life, chums. Here are some links to get you started on your arduous journey.
* Hint, the answer is not just “practice”: How Your Band Can Perfom @SXSW
* Pandora flaunts some numbers: Pandora registers 54.9 million active listeners in July, sees 48% growth in 12 months
* Music to watch other people exert themselves to: Are You An Olympic Slacker?
* Every cool cat’s dream: Sol Republic makes $1,000 cat earphones
* That’s why the dude was nominated for an OMA: Damon Albarn Is the Appiest Man in Show Business
* Someone sample this kitty: Bub Sounds