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Friday, March 31, 2006

Turntablist band Birdy Nam Nam, Bill and Ted Musical, more

    birdy nam nam
  • Birdy Nam Nam are the 2002 DMC World Team Champion turntablists. These 4 DJs (Little Mike, DJ
    Pone, DJ Need, and Crazy B) who each play their turntable as an instrument. Their sound as a turntablist band is rather cohesive and intriguing. They provide 3 videos for your viewing and listening enjoyment.

  • Bill and Ted's Excellent Musical Adventure
    I had no idea this existed as a musical. It ran in Edinburgh, although the producers did not have licensing rights. Enjoy tracks from the show and read the script! My favorite is the Grim Reaper rap. bill and ted mp3 "I'm The King", which has a bit of Doug E Fresh 'The Show' flava to it.

  • candy bars mp3 Candy Bars - Violets
    candy bars mp3 Candy Bars - Enough to Choke a Cold Air
    A semisweet outer coating of chocolate with a complex caramel nougat hidden in the middle. Such is the aural experience of The Candy Bars, a unique blend of baroque pop and psychedelia.

  • Salon has Three Questions for Karen O
    On being a female lead and why the long wait for the follow-up. (May require viewing the intrusive Salon ad.)

  • What if you could combine Pandora and Well, now someone has, sort of.

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Thursday, March 30, 2006

iGoatse, Free Byrne/Eno, Three 6 Mafia and Paris Hilton

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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

AOL invites Paul Wall to evaluate celebrity grillz, New Radio Dept. video, MyDeathSpace, more

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Friday, March 24, 2006

Mash-ups: Gnarls Barkley vs. Prince, Oasis vs. LCD Soundsystem, more MP3s, Snakes on a Plane mp3, Britney Spears sculpture, more

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Yo T.O. raps, New Stills, Sucky Kanye Mission Impossible 3 theme, more

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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Lollapalooza Lineup

With my inpending move to Chicago, looks like I'll also be close to Lollapalooza, which has a MONSTER lineup (August 4-6, 2006)! Eat your heart out Coachella!

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West, Manu Chao, Wilco, Death Cab For Cutie, The Raconteurs, The Flaming Lips, Ween, Queens of the Stone Age, The Shins, Common, Matisyahu, Ryan Adams, Umphrey's McGee, Sonic Youth, Thievery Corporation, Sleater-Kinney, Nickel Creek, Blues Traveler, Broken Social Scene, The New Pornographers, Iron & Wine, Poi Dog Pondering, The Secret Machines, Eels, Panic! At the Disco, The Disco Biscuits, Reverend Horton Heat, The Smoking Popes, Andrew Bird, Gnarls Barkley, Stars, Cursive, Blackalicious, Editors, Lyrics Born, Lady Sovereign, Calexico, Nada Surf, Feist, Aqualung, The Frames, The Hold Steady, The Go! Team, Mates of State, Pepper, Particle, The Redwalls, Mute Math, Wolfmother, Sparta, The Subways, Of Montreal, Blue October, Jeremy Enigk, Living Things, Sound Team, The M's, Hot Chip, The Benevento-Russo Duo, Matt Costa, The New Amsterdams, deadboy & the Elephantmen, Sybris, Anathallo, The Burden Brothers, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Manishevitz, Husky Rescue, The Towers of London, Ohmega Watts, Boy Kill Boy, Jim Noir, The Standard, Be Your Own Pet, Elvis Perkins, Trevor Hall, Midlake, and more TBA!

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Match Day!

Today is March 16th, aka Match Day, when thousands of 4th year medical students find out where they have matched for residency. The way that the match works is that after we apply to and interview at residency programs that are interested in us, we rank our preferred programs from 1 to whatever, and the programs also rank applicants from 1 to whatever. A computer program in DC then crunches the lists of info and matches all of us into the theoretically optimal residency based on the program's preference and our preference. I am ecstatic to learn that I have matched at the University of Chicago, so I'll be moving to Chicago next year!

So, if you get sick at Solider Field, U.S. Cellular Field, or somewhere else on the South Side, you might see me in the hospital *shudder*.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

KRS-One vs. Celtic music mashup, Will Ferrell is NOT dead, Axl Rose vs. Starbury, Magnet - Fall At Your Feet (video), more

  • DJ BC - Da Sound of Da Irish Police Band
    Just in time for St. Patty's Day, scroll down on the page and check out the hilarious but well-done mashup of KRS-One's 'Hip Hop v. Rap" with Celtic music.

    will ferrell not dead
  • Will Ferrell is NOT dead
    Although there was a newswire story in Google News (shown above) claiming that he had died in a paragliding accident. Google News needs to clean up their sources. Sheesh. Looks like somebody punk'd and Google News.
    About the hoax

  • Axl Rose knocks over Stephon Marbury
    This was in Monday's Page Six:
    "The fascinatingly mercurial GUNS N' ROSES frontman [Axl Rose] fled club Stereo late Thursday night after a drunken fan inadvertently spat in his eye. Axl, sporting braids in a ponytail and looking puffy in a white sweater, was tolerating the sloppy dude's boozy line of questioning until some spittle landed on his contacts. 'Axl started yelling, 'My [bleep]ing eyes! My contacts,' reports our spywitness. 'He became irate. He ran out of the club with one eye closed and knocked over Stephon Marbury on his way out the door. He left his whole entourage behind.' The eye-closing experience was the final stop of the night for the easily enraged Rose."

  • magnet fall at your feet video Magnet, - Fall At Your Feet (video)
    Fall At Your Feet is a lovely song, but I'm not a fan of the choppy style of editing in this vid.

  • NIH says that portable music hearing risk needs more study

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Arctic: Music from Canada's Northwest Territories, Metric video, SXSW Torrents, Chef to quit South Park, more

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Friday, March 10, 2006

Feds Bust Fans For Pirated Ryan Adams Tunes

Feds Bust Fans For Pirated Ryan Adams Tunes

This is the first indictment under the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act (FECA) act [had a better ring to it than the Federal Haul Your Teen/College Kid Off To A Federal Pound-Me-In-The-Ass Prison Act] for pre-release material. Needless to say, this is a dark day for music bloggers and music fans everywhere. Excerpt from the article:
If convicted on all counts, the defendants each face a potential of 11 years in prison. The case was investigated by FBI agents and is being prosecuted by the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Section of the United States Attorney's Office.

Recording Industry Association of America chairman and CEO Mitch Bainwol said the indictments were particularly gratifying as they come from the heart of music country.

"Prerelease piracy is a particularly damaging and onerous form of theft," he said. "It robs artists of the chance to sell their music before it even hits the streets or becomes legally available online, and the ripple effects are felt far and wide throughout the entire music community -- especially when that theft strikes in Nashville, the very heart of our industry.

U.S. Constitution: Eighth Amendment
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

I hope the EFF gets involved, with subsequent federal court and hopefully Supreme Court challenges.

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Jenny Lewis live on KCRW (video), Fugees on Dave Chappelle's Block Party, Chuck Norris facts video

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NPR Shows (Belle and Sebastian, New Pornographers, CYHSY), Radiohead cover + Graffiti animation

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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The 303s - Beyond the Lines (MP3)

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mp3 The 303s - Beyond the Lines

Imagine Mommy and Daddy (the electro-punk group) with the noise turned down but the rhythm ramped up to a frenetic pace; add a touch of shoegazer pop. The double espresso effect wears off at around 4:00 and melts into a sublime, contemplative coda.

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The 303s myspace

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Kelly Clarkson - Walk Away (video)

kelly clarkson walk away video Kelly Clarkson - Walk Away (video)
I wonder how much practice she needed to really get into those hip gyrations. Not feeling the belly-bearing trenchcoat outfit or the big pinned-back hair.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Grab Bag: Lady Sovereign, The Sounds, Coldcut, Calexico, Mogwai, Scandinavian bands at SXSW (MP3s, audio, video)

lady sovereign mp3 Lady Sovereign - Mizz Beats featuring Skepta, JME, Ears, Jammer & Baby Blue (Adidas Hoodie Remix)
This grimey song will really jolt you out of the afternoon doldrums.

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the sounds video The Sounds - Song With a Mission
This video was filmed in Cuba. I didn't know Maja looked so yummy under the sweltering sun.

coldcut video
coldcut video Coldcut - True Skool
This song is bubble gummy but funky fresh. Trippy video too.

calexico mp3 Calexico - Cruel

mogwai mp3 Mogwai - Folk Death 95

Here's a spotlight on Scandinavian bands at SXSW.

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Pearl Jam - World Wide Suicide (MP3)

pearl jam world wide suicide Pearl Jam - World Wide Suicide (MP3)

The new Pearl Jam is actually pretty darn good. Maybe it's just me, but I hear shades of The Strokes (at least in the chorus).

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Monday, March 06, 2006

Rolling Stones Rice Krispies commercial, R.I.P. Kirby Puckett, Three 6 Mafia at the Oscars, more

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Sunday, March 05, 2006

SNL - Natalie Portman raps!

natalie portman raps snl
natalie portman raps snl

YouTube was forced to take down the videos. =(

natalie portman raps snl SNL - Natalie Portman raps!
natalie portman raps snl mirror

Damn! Who knew Natalie Portman had such a potty mouth! This rap is the sort of nastiness you'd expect to hear from Lady Sovereign or Lil' Kim. Natalie discusses sex, drinking, drugs, DUI, being a role model, and her shady Harvard days. Also starring Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell. OMG, this is soooo funny. "Natalie, my d^&* is scared of you."

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Saturday, March 04, 2006

Mos Def - Universal Magnetic (live at dave chappelle's block party)

mos def block party mp3 Mos Def - Universal Magnetic (live at dave chappelle's block party)
There are quite a few rave reviews for Dave Chappelle's Block Party. With the mere fact that Dave Chappelle and Michel Gondry are involved, I don't know why I would need any more motivation to go see it. The soundtrack comes out next week. On this track, Mos Def flows with a quite bit of energy and gives respect to Chappelle for making this spontaneous event of musical magic and feel-goodness possible. Other treats on the soundtrack: The Roots feat. Big Daddy Kane and Kool G Rap, Talib Kweli, and a nifty, dubby version of 'You Got Me' with the Roots, Erykah Badu, and Jill Scott.

mos def block party mp3 Dave Chappelle's Block Party - Original Soundtrack

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