Jon Stewart reports on the “tyranny” of Obama and the advent of Potato Day formerly known as “St. Patrick’s Day”.
[via Egoeccentric and Saturday Night Live]
1. Where The Wild Things Are trailer
Stunning looking preview for the forthcoming film adaptation of the children’s book by Spike Jonze with muisc by Arcade Fire.
2. Lost as Muppet Babies
Dialogue from Lost characters dubbed over footage of the Muppet Babies (Sawyer as Animal, Jack as Kermit) results in a weirdly existential and funny clip.
Two months back I wrote about the music and movie industries plans to implement a “three strikes and you’re out” rule to internet users found downloading copyrighted material with the help of internet service providers. While Eircom capitulated to the demand, promising to shut off users, it seems to be the only ISP in the world which has rolled over so easily.
1. Silence is Golden
How long do you think you would last in the quietest place on Earth? – http://tinyurl.com/silentplace
2. Heavy Metal band names
Explore the riveting family tree of heavy metal band names from the double umlauts to the occult-inspired.
Def Leppard are bunched with Mercyful Fate, Lawnmower Deth and Alcatrazz in the ‘pointless misspelling’ category.
3. My Little Pony gets a makeover
My Little Pony dolls get redone as film characters like Edward Scissorhands, He Man and the Kill Bill Bride http://tinyurl.com/littleponyredux
1. 8-bit Hip-Hop
Rap tunes remixed using 8-bit Nintendo video game music methods is as thrilling as it happens.
2. Kid Cudi
Not content with his smash hit ‘Day and Nite’ (this mag’s unofficial anthem), the Crookers’ remix takes this Kanye protege’s tune into low-end dance territory.
3. The Juan Maclean
The DFA duo are back with a new album next month but right now, the Human League-indebted single is doing it for us to no end.
Ferocious art-rockin’ brothers from Philly who like to “get loud and eat pizza with their best best buds”.
Yup, you guessed it! Bored office workers take time out during lunch to scan their lunches. Fascinating.
2. David Byrne’s Journal
The former Talking Heads frontman intelligently ruminates on life, art, music and anything else which takes his fancy. Most likely to do a post about the banking crisis than post funny links.
Following on the heels of Today FM, 2FM’s new site has a now playing info bar, video content and artist pages with info taken from Wikipedia, Youtube and Myspace.
It is 60 years since RCA record company released the first commercial seven-inch single, spinning at 45rpm.
To celebrate the anniversary, BBC News has been given access to a factory that still makes singles.
Bob Bailey is commercial manager at The Vinyl Factory and has worked at the record making plant for 35 years.