Sites of the Week

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DirtyLaundry.TV
Malia likes to interview musicians while they do their laundry. So far she’s ensnared Marnie Stern, Mike Watt and Crystal Antlers.
http://dirtylaundry.tv

Kids Tunes
Now this is a great idea. An Irish-based webstore which sells a selection of music CDs suitable for children.
http://www.kids-tunes.com

Fancy Fast Food
This blog takes food from fast food joints and gives it a posh makeover. See how they turn a Croissan’wich from Burger King into a quiche!
http://www.fancyfastfood.com

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Win tickets to meet Snow Patrol at Oxegen!

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OXEGEN 2009 is headlined by four of the greatest bands on the planet: Kings Of Leon, The Killers, Blur and Snow Patrol and one lucky Day & Night reader will win a pair of VIP weekend camping tickets plus the chance to meet and greet Snow Patrol at the festival, which they headline on Friday 10 July.

All you have to do is answer this question:

Complete this Snow Patrol song title – Chasing ….? A. Bicycles. B. Cars. Or C. Trains

HOW TO ENTER: Get the answer right then turn to page 11 in this week’s Oxegen Day and Night special in the irish Indepedent for details on how to enter by text and phone. Good Luck!

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Tweeting to beat the band

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When news of Michael Jackson’s death filtered through by text in the pub last week, many present jumped straight onto their Twitter accounts to see if they could ascertain if it was hoax or truth (myself included). In the next hour as the news varied from unconfirmed to “alive but in a coma” and back again in a torrent of Chinese whispers, it was a salient reminder that Twitter should not be treated as a legitimate news source in any capacity.

This hasn’t stopped Twitter becoming the first port of call for many looking to announce or denounce. Last week, NME Editor Conor McNicolas resigned from his position on the micro-blogging service telling his “followers” that he is moving to become editor at Top Gear magazine while in the aftermath to a alleged assault between celebrity blogger Perez Hilton and Will.I.Am of Black Eyed Peas, both took to Twitter and videoblogs to fight their corner. Perez tweeted that he was attacked by Will.I.Am and his security guards – “I am bleeding. I need to file a police report.” He had time to tweet but not ring the police?
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Linkage: 80s Sax solos, Hitchcock’s Movie Cameos

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80s Sax solos remembered
Horrible saxophone solos of the 80s from the likes of Billy Joel, Rick James, Phil Collins, Duran Duran graded. May sax never be publicly acceptable again.
http://imacomputa.org/sax

Demanding acting role offered
“This job is ideal for an actor who genuinely likes to make children cry.” Hmmm. Bizarre.
Read at Craig’s list

Hitchcock’s Movie Cameos
Empire Magazine documents every Alfred Hitchcock cameo from his 36 films as a director.
See at Empire Magazine

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Sites of the Week

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Goofbay
Search eBay for misspellings and bargains or use the site’s free auction sniping tool to conquer last minute bids.
http://www.goofbay.com

Tonematrix
You could lose hours playing with this sinewave synthesizer and sequencer..
http://tinyurl.com/tonematrix

Join our AC/DC Rock ‘n’ Roll Train
Join the Day and Night Rock ‘n’ Roll Train and be in with a chance to win a guitar signed by AC/DC! The more passengers on board, the more chance you have of winning. Look for our driver John Meagher in the train list on the site.
http://acdcrockandrolltrain.com

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Band of Blogs: John Peel, Little Girls and more

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John Peel Festive 50 playlists
A Spotify enthusiast and Peel fan has made playlists for all of his Festive 50s from 1976 to 2003 for the site.
http://tinyurl.com/peelfestive

Little Girls
This Toronto band have just released the Tambourine EP and it should we warmly received by those who dig lo-fi rock bands like White Denim, No Age and Wavves.
http://www.myspace.com/littlelittlegirls

Highlife
‘Kenya Rip F’ is my favourite tune for summer this year. Directly inspired by African Highlife music, the song which is written by Sleepy Doug Shaw of the band White Magic has chilled summer breeze all over it.
http://tinyurl.com/kenyarip

DatA
Say hello to the the latest cool Parisian producer out of a very fertile French dance scene. Watch out for his album Skywriter.
http://www.myspace.com/0data0

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