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Linkdown: 3/17/10 Happy St. Patty’s! by Barbecue Bros

– In honor of St. Patty’s Day, some Conan O’Brien news: his upcoming comedy tour may spawn a documentary film

– AV Club: Are musicians making too much music?

Here’s a statistic that may or may not surprise you: Listening to every song The Beatles officially released during their eight-year recording career—all their albums, EPs, singles, and B-sides—would take a little less than 10 hours. You could start with Please Please Me as you set off to work, and finish up with Let It Be while arriving home from your evening commute.

Here’s another statistic that also may or may not surprise you: Listening to every song officially released by Animal Collective during a similar timeframe would take you almost exactly the same amount of time, to the minute.

– Vulture: Is the Viral ChatRoulette Singer Actually Ben Folds?

Interview with Emmett Malloy, director of the White Stripes doc, Under Great White Northern Lights

– Speaking of Jack White, he and Jay-Z are recording together because hey, why not? Break it out during a Bonnaroo superjam…?

The Hobbit will begin shooting in June in New Zealand

– Still sad I won’t be there this year, and The Pitchfork Guide to SXSW 2010 isn’t helping any

– The latest “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis” has Ben Stiller as a guest

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