The Friday Linkfest: 01/09/09

Written by Linkfest, Popdose Lists

Boston.com’s Big Picture visits the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival;

The Onion A.V. Club’s Hater returns to action;

VH1’s remaining viewers have voted on the 100 greatest hard rock songs, and the results are in;

Fearing for your car’s health and your job security? Buy a Hyundai;

Gaper’s Blog has reached Volume LXIII of The Unheard Music, and this week, the focus is on Röyksopp;

The Hits Just Keep on Comin’ digs up the long-lost radio edit of “Two Tickets to Paradise“;

Erin McCarley is suddenly everydamnwhere — but the Wall Street Journal says you shouldn’t be turned off by the hype;

Funky16Corners breaks out the Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown;

The Screen Door kicks off Bruce Springsteen Month;

Bob Lefsetz asks: How do you know when you’ve made it?

In his latest column for the New York Times’ Measure for Measure series, Andrew Bird discusses the way his new albums came together;

Ickmusic waxes rhapsodic about the hip band du jour, Glasvegas;

Consumerist links to a CNN piece that lists 13 companies that are hiring this year;

Nah Right previews a track from the new Grandmaster Flash record, featuring Busta Rhymes;

Jeff Tweedy covers Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees“;

…and our buddy Amir Talai makes his Funny or Die debut: