Monday, December 26, 2011

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DJ Earworm's 2011 Mashup

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Britney Spears- Don't Keep Me Waiting

Saturday, December 24, 2011

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Diamond Rugs- "Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant"
 He couldn't finish his moo goo gai pan.
Diamond Rugs - Christmas In A Chinese Restaurant by Partisan Records

Friday, December 23, 2011

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THG's Best Songs of 2011
Here are my favorites songs of the year.  What's on your list?

#1 Fruit Bats- "You're Too Weird"

#2 Mark Ronson & the Business Intl- "Somebody to Love Me"

#3 Foster the People- "Houdini"

#4 Fences- "My Girl the Horse"

#5 Adele- "Someone Like You"

#6 AWOLNATION- "Sail"

#7 Jessica Lea Mayfield- "Our Hearts Are Wrong"

#8 The Antlers- "I Don't Want Love"


#9 Gotye- "Somebody That I Used To Know"


#10 Beirut- "Santa Fe"

Thursday, December 22, 2011

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THG's Best Electronic Songs of 2011

Teams vs. Star Slinger- "Punch Drunk Love"
No Gold- "Rainforts"
M83- "Midnight City"
Mount Kimbie- "Before I Move Off"
Pictureplane- "Real is A Feeling"

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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THG's Best Movies of 2011

50/50- This was my favorite movie of the year.  It was funny, JGL is in it, Seth Rogan was not obnoxious, and it made my cry.  Well written and clever writing made it one of the most refreshing movies I had seen in a long time. 

The Muppets- Part nostalgic, part fresh, this movie was laughs all the way.  It was just the right amount of cheesiness and didn't take itself too seriously.  I'm definitely a Muppet-(wo)man.

Bridesmaids- I admit, I was worried when the trailers first came out, but the movie hit the right mark with audiences and me.  Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph were able to show off their comedic skills with physical humor that was more reminiscent of "I Love Lucy" than anything else for women comedians nowadays.

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My Xmas wish has come true in the form of a new Alpaca stuffed animal in Japan.


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LIGHTS- "Siberia"

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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THG's Best Cover Songs of 2011

"Ambling Alp" covered by Wakey!Wakey!

"Take Care" covered by Florence + the Machine

"I Can't Make You Love Me" covered by Bon Iver

"Higher Love" covered by James Vincent McMorrow


 "Skinny Love" covered by Birdy

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Amy Poehler on the Ellen Show

Monday, December 19, 2011

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It's that time of year again!!!  Time to discuss THG's BEST of 2011!!!  Yeah!!!


THG's Best New Bands of 2011
(TIE)

Foster the People 
This band really needs no introduction.  Once "Pumped Up Kicks" hit the radio, they were destined for commercial music and movie soundtrack greatness.  Their sometimes dark lyrics are hidden among upbeat, catchy, and pop-happy dance beats.  I used to compare them to MGMT or even Empire of the Sun, but they're different because they were able to make "electronic/dance" accessible to the masses.   Let's dance!
Key track: "Houdini" 
 

CULTS
It took me a little time to get into this band, but once I did, I've been hooked ever since.  They're a young (only 22 years old) couple who were once NYC film students and made music on the side.  Then they posted their 3 song EP to Bandcamp and have risen to critical acclaim as one of the indie breakthrough bands of the year.  Their sound is distinctly "old" sounding, i.e. 60s garage pop, with an addictive catchiness that's also kind of modern.  I love them and hope you do too.  
Key track: "You Know What I Mean"

Thursday, December 15, 2011

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I'm jamming to the Rugrats theme...

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NEW SLEIGH BELLS SINGLE!!!  Pretty stoked about this one.  Does not disappoint.

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Golden Globe Nominations  
I'm pretty happy with this year's noms.  Really happy to see 50/50, Bridesmaids, Revenge, and The Good Wife represented!  What are your picks?

Best Picture, Comedy/Musical:
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Midnight in Paris

My Week with Marilyn
50/50 


Best Picture, Drama:
The Help
The Descendants
Hugo
The Ides of March
Moneyball
Warhorse


Best Actress, Comedy:
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Charlize Theron, Young Adult
Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
Kate Winslet, Carnage
Jodie Foster, Carnage

Best Actor, Comedy
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love

Best Actress, Drama:
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Best Actor, Drama:
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March
Michael Fassbender, Shame

Best Supporting Actress:
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs

Best Supporting Actor:
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks, Drive
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method

TV Series, Drama:
American Horror Story
Boardwalk Empire
Boss
Game of Thrones
Homeland


TV Series, Comedy:
Enlightened
Episodes
Glee
Modern Family
New Girl


TV Actress, Comedy:
Laura Dern, Enlightenment
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

TV Actress, Drama:
Claire Danes, Homeland
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Madeleine Stowe, Revenge
Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness

TV Actor, Drama:
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Kelsey Grammar, Boss
Jeremy Irons, The Borgias
Damian Lewis, Homeland

TV Actor, Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
David Duchovny, Californication
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

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Finally giving Beyonce a good listen- "Countdown"

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Burger King has been struggling with its marketing campaigns.  And apparently it's not that much better in Russia either.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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Ready to name your favorite film of 2011?  Then watch this to refresh your memory.  Every film from 2011 listed here.

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Does your ear need a beanie?  Sure it does, hipster.

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A little behind the scenes look at SNL's "writing night" at 4:30am.  I bet Kristen Wiig is asleep.

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Sweet new Jay-Z track... Jay-Z feat. Kanye- "Niggas in Paris"

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Kelly Clarkson- Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)

Monday, December 12, 2011

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Why THG never got past white belt either... (thanks sw!)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

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Robyn's dancing has always fascinated me. They must do things differently in Sweden. Here she is on SNL.
"Call Your Girlfriend"

"Dancing On My Own"

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Rachel Yamagata around bedtime sounds about right.

Friday, December 9, 2011

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Fun.  The band that is.  New single "We Are Young" acoustic.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

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Precious? What are you doing in the new Foster the People video?

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Music video by Motopony performing King of Diamonds

Monday, December 5, 2011

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Light at the end of the tunnel...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

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Think about this when you worry about your adult problems...

Friday, December 2, 2011

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Another hard hitting Sleigh Bells album on the way?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

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Santa Musical

Best Buy prank (that Best Buy does not like)

Monday, November 28, 2011

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60-Second Adventures in Thought

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M83 on Fallon

Friday, November 25, 2011

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Florence loves Drake and Rihanna- "Take Care" cover

Thursday, November 24, 2011

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Will you be watching?

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Now they're just spoiled... those sack of potatoes.

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Kelly Clarkson- "Dark Side"

Sunday, November 20, 2011

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Fun math teacher does another projector trick.

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I'd like to believe this is true.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

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No dancing is this new Feist video, just really long hair... How Come You Never Go There

Sunday, November 13, 2011

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Which new Rihanna song do you like best?
You Da One (the reggae track)

 
Drunk on Love (the indie track (samples the xx))

Where Have You Been (the dance track)

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Watch alpacas run.

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Still digging this band.  Various Cruelties- Chemicals

Saturday, November 12, 2011

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Reading Rainbow theme song like you've never heard it before.  Jim Morrison style.

Friday, November 11, 2011

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If you like Vampire Weekend, Bibio, or Fitz and the Tantrums... listen to Various Cruelties

  Latest tracks by VARIOUS_CRUELTIES

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Asian (American) rappers

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

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They're Baaaack!

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These make a lot of sense.  Try it out yourself.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

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Pop hits mash- Sam Tsui

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If you haven't seen this music video already. Trying to be the next OK Go (famous for the video).


22 months
1,357 hours
30 people
2 ladders
1 still camera
288,000 jelly beans

Saturday, November 5, 2011

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Bibio- Take Off You Shirt

Friday, November 4, 2011

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Ryan Adams- Lucky Now

Thursday, November 3, 2011

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Acapella Britney on the Sing-Off

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Conan delivers Chinese food.  NYC is tough for delivery people!

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Robyn is quite the dancer on stage...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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Foster the People- Call It What You Want

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The Today's Show royal wedding

Sunday, October 30, 2011

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My favorite Halloween vid.  Drunk Ewoks on the Today Show.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

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Clip from this week's The Office.  The entire episode is online too.

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Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra-Tighten Up

Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra-Time To Pretend

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

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 If you like Rilo Kiley, Matt & Kim, Mates of State...  
The Submarines

"Birds"
"Shoelaces"

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YACHT- Psychic City (makes me want to listen to The Blow)(I like the disclaimer in the beginning)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

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Anderson and Llama

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A whole slew of new Kelly Clarkson has been released (by her).  Here are the best...



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CSI- Legoland

Friday, October 21, 2011

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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And this is why Angry Birds is so popular.

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Why does this Dolce and Gabbana cammercial feel like a parody?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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New Kelly Clarkson from yet to be released album Stronger.  First one is better.

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Britney has made a new music video. This time, story format. And the song's very medieval, so get out your recorder for a play-along. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

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Babies these days... magazines are sooo old school.

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Astronautalis - Contrails (feat. Tegan Quin of Tegan & Sara)

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BW is really agreeing to do anything.

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Ellen makes (the Nicki Minaj girls') dreams come true.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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I wish I had made this.  Wall-E meets MJ (stop motion dance-off).

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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TV on the Radio- Will Do

James Blake & Bon Iver- Fall Creek Boy's Choir

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Middle school flashback.  "No Scrubs" cover by Karmin.

Monday, October 10, 2011

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Cake- "Long Time"

Sunday, October 9, 2011

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A parallel parking animation.

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Bell X1 covers "Manic Monday", James Morrison covers "Gangster's Paradise", Lisa Hannigan covers "I Need a Dollar"


Saturday, October 8, 2011

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Conan Busts His Employees Eating Cake.  I'd totally be on the Foodies email list.

Friday, October 7, 2011

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7 Minutes in Heaven with Ellen.

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Just like roller coasters, this haunted house takes a picture at exactly the right moment.  
More fun here.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

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So many remixes of this song!  Here's Jamie Woon's version of "Video Games"
Lana Del Rey - Video Games - Jamie Woon Remix by woon

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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Forget the silly video, this song's rad.  Bee Gees anyone? 
Fruit Bats- You're Too Weird

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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Grouplove- Lovely Cup

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Florence + The Machine- Shake it Out

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The process of making a silk screen poster for The Black Keys

Poster Process - The Black Keys from DKNG Studios on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

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Melissa McCarthy was awesome as SNL's host this week.  She was prepared (no cue card staring) and was... comedic.  She brought physical humor back!

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Pretty sweet mix of non-lyrics.  You'll understand when you watch it.  Wonder if she used a cheat sheet?

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Holy Synchro!

Friday, September 30, 2011

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THG Recommends... 50/50
Go see 50/50 starring Joseph Gordan Levitt and Seth Rogan.  With a great cast and clever dialogue, this movie is refreshingly good.  While the subject matter is heavy, it does a good job of being touching and funny at the same time.  I loved it and I think you'll love it too.  Just remember to bring the Kleenex.

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How long do these SNL promos take?  It gets really dark out.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

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I'm no Bieber hater. Here's Justin Bieber's version of Lil Wayne's "How to Love"

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Adele's vid for "Someone Like You."  Love. this. song.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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New vid for Kelly Clarkson- Mr. Know It All


And Fitz and the Tantrums- Don't Gotta Work It Out

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Deleted Scene from Bridesmaids- 10 min. argument

Monday, September 26, 2011

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Explain dropping your kid to catch a foul ball to your wife.  She does not look happy.

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Wow, the audio recording equipment they use is REALLY good.  And I guess they sing pretty well too.  Cover of Adele's "Someone Like You"

Sunday, September 25, 2011

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"Being Elmo" trailer.  I need to see this.

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New B.o.B features Lil Wayne and is more hip hop, less pop :-/

Saturday, September 24, 2011

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Sweet dancing to Pumped Up Kicks-Dubstep

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A lipsync, but an entertaining one

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Video Games (Club Clique Remix)
Lana Del Rey - Video Games (Club Clique For The Bad Girls Remix) by Club Clique

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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New M83- "Midnight City"

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Watermelon carving

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Absofacto - Feathers (Don't Change on Me)

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Funniest part of the Emmys on Sunday- Lead Actress in a Comedy

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"It's A Small World" Chinese knock-off (the original is creepy too)

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Mongolians see their picture for the first time
[E]ach person photographed really prized and protected his or her polaroid (fearing that we wanted to keep it), and barely let us see it when it was developed! the children automatically stored it away once we showed them what was the very first picture of themselves. it was a really great and humbling experience and showed us how much just one photograph can mean to people who have never had one of themselves.

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Man Land at IKEA

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A rabbit

Saturday, September 17, 2011

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The Joy Formidable- Whirring (live on KEXP)

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Was at this James Vincent McMorrow concert yesterday.  Sounds better in person:)



"Wicked Game" cover

Friday, September 16, 2011

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Is Anderson Cooper still reporting news?  Yes?  Ok, just checking.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Anderson Cooper gets spray tanned with who else but... Snooki

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Unique new singer I'm digging: Austra- "Lose It"

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Enjoying Florence+The Machine's new power ballad
Florence + The Machine - Shake it Out by Artur Cunha

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Sia on Jimmy Kimmel
"Soon We'll Be Found"

"Clap Your Hands"

Saturday, September 10, 2011

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James Vincent McMorrow covers "Higher Love" (remember this 80s song?)
James Vincent Mcmorrow - Higher Love by ichmibunu

"Wonderwall Remix" (this song has had eternal life through covers)

Wonderwall Remix by Inspired Flight

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Songs to Check Out by THG

If you like MGMT... Friends- "Friend Crush"

If you like Coldplay... Snakadaktal- "Air"

If you like Robyn... Nero- "Promises"

If you like David Guetta... Calvin Harris- "Feel So Close"

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My mom likes this song, and so do I.  Awolnation- "Sail" on Jimmy Kimmel.

Friday, September 9, 2011

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Foster the People's Tiny Desk Concert

Thursday, September 8, 2011

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Cat watching Nyan Cat

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Make sure to watch her jumping at the end.

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Anyone else cry like a baby?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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The Antlers- "I Don't Want Love"

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

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The Kooks cover Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks"

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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New Joss Stone- "Karma" live on Leno

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The Kooks- "Junk of the Heart (Happy)"

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One of the only things worth watching at this year's VMAs

Get More: 2011 VMA, Music, Adele

Monday, August 29, 2011

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Band You Should Hear: Gotye

"Somebody That I Used to Know" feat. Kimbra


"Eyes Wide Open"


"Hearts a Mess"

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If you like Janelle Monae or Jessie J... check out Kimbra

Saturday, August 27, 2011

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Theophilus London's "Flying Overseas" featuring Solange Knowles and Devonte Hynes

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Ten Songs Ten Hours Ten Days Ten Years- Tokyo Police Club cover "Since U Been Gone"

  Tokyo Police Club: 10 Days, 10 Covers, 10 Years by TokyoPoliceClub

Friday, August 26, 2011

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Video for Rihanna's "Cheers (Drink to That)"

Thursday, August 25, 2011

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Love it.  James Vincent McMorrow on NPR

Monday, August 22, 2011

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My Little Pony street art

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Refresher of Cartoon Theme Songs

Thursday, August 18, 2011

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Anderson Cooper giggle (minute 2:30 onward)

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7 Minutes in Heaven- Kristen Wiig


7 Minutes in Heaven- Amy Poehler


7 Minutes in Heaven- Patricia Clarkson

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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Why did Bill vs. Betty happen?

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two Lil' Wayne videos for you...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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Monday, August 15, 2011

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David Guetta feat. Sia- "Titanium"

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The Muppets tribute album "Muppets: The Green Album" is coming Aug. 23rd.  Listen to Andrew Bird sing "It's Not Easy Being Green"
  Andrew Bird - It's Not Easy Being Green by Walt Disney Records Andrew Bird - It's Not Easy Being Green by Walt Disney Records

Saturday, August 13, 2011

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New Feist sounds pretty sweet.

Feist – “How Come You Never Go There”

How Come You Never Go There by Feist

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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Lolla Performances

The Naked and Famous- Punching in a Dream

Local Natives- Who Knows Who Cares

Foster the People- Life on the Nickel

Saturday, August 6, 2011

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Kate Nash singing Blondie's "One Way or Another"

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New LIGHTS- "Everybody Breaks a Glass" from her forthcoming album

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TWO more days to enjoy Lollapalooza's Live Webcast... whoever started live webcasts at festivals is a genius.  Caught The Naked and Famous and The Kills yesterday and they brought it (despite the risk of heat stroke).

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Go to Google's Home Page to celebrate Lucille Ball's 100th birthday!