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Toots and the Maytals
I, like everyone, enjoy Bob Marley.  But even Bob Marley can get old after a while.  MyOldKentuckyBlog has a post about another reggae band that I heard of, but can’t remember actually hearing.  Toots and the Maytals is a credited with coining the term “reggae”.  Their sound seems to make the connection from 50s and 60s music to more popular Jamaican music that everyone is familiar with today.  You’ve probably seen that Nissan Rogue commercial with the Clash’s take on their song “Pressure Drop.”  I just bought the “Very best of…” and it is a great listen.

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Umm I really digging your lips!

Girl Talk is a one man mash-up master. While do not be judgmental at first, a mash-up artist can still be a good time. This is definetly for those who love to dance so Brian stop hating because of your crazy belief Girl Talk somehow cannot hold your attention. Get up and dance you know you want to. And the best part is now whenever I hear one of my old favorites mashed up in a Girl Talk song I just get super excited. In this video, “Once Again”, Girl Talk samples a plethora of artists; Ciara, Boston, Ludacris, Fabolous, Ying Yang Twins, The Verve, Outkast, Webbie, Oasis, Slim Thug, Arrested Development, Young Jeezy, Genesis, Boredoms, Positive K, The Five Stairsteps, and Eminem. So just give this little diddy a listen and hopefully enjoy. Also Girl Talk is coming to Chicago I believe but I think it might be sold out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYr-e4USpQI
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Our Work Is Never Over

bruceblog DaftHad
It is an video that has been around for awhile for song that has been around for longer, but I like this fan video for Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger and think its worth posting. And, if you haven’t seen it before, its new to you. The other reason why I thought it was a good post was because Stereogum has a post about all the videos it inspired. The daft bodies is somewhat creative, but the other ones are kinda painful.
Just because you might think it was hilarious when Jennifer Garner did the “Thriller” dance in “13 Going on 30” does not mean that you should make a video of yourself doing it. We all know that its funnier when you bug the DJ to play it at the bar and then can only do the first ten seconds of the dance over and over again. But I digress.

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Oh, We-no-nah. My Love Will Turn You On.

Winona Ryder
Not sure if anyone else will find this fun-fact-of-the-day as interesting/humorous as I do, but apparently Winona Ryder has dated a large number of fairly well known musicians. Go to thisAOL Spinner Blog to see a slideshow of the many beaux. In fact, in writing this, I found another website that aparently keeps track of all the celebrities she has dated. Dating a Monkee is pretty impressive. Dating Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows is not that impressive. He could have his own slideshow of all the celebrities that he has been “romantically linked to.”
Anyways, check out the site I found out about this, I AM FUEL, YOU ARE FRIENDS to hear a nice little mixtape dedicated to this.

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Rumble Strips

While I am lukewarm to their other songs, Motorcycle, by the Rumble Strips is phenomenal. They are finally going to do a tour of the US with the Cold War Kids, but Chicago ain’t on the tour. I first fell in love with them from their music video for it. Check them out.

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