I was Bieber’s doppelganger

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Sharing your name with a famous person sounds like fun at first. You could use it to your advantage when booking hotels and restaurants. Those fame-hungry restaurateurs will be fuming when you turn up and aren’t Tom Cruise as they expected and no doubt, the jeering in school was constant. Worst of all, would be if you shared your name with a teen pop sensation who had legions of fans who follow his every move, stalk his social network pages and attempt to get his phone number.

That’s what happens on a daily basis to a man in Jacksonville, Florida whose full name is… Justin Bieber. The unfortunately named adult who is a married man receives fan mail and constant phonecalls to his home from star-crazed fans of the other Bieber. Facebook recently deactivated his account saying that he was using a fake name. (more…)

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Band of Blogs: Museum of Bellas Artes, Gorillaz, Jamie Woon, Daft Punk & N*E*R*D

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Daft Punk & N.E.R.D.
Hypnotize U is the synth-driven new R&B single from Pharrell and co., most notable for the production from Daft Punk.
Listen at We All Want Someone

Museum of Bellas Artes
Those Swedes are at it again. Adding to the country’s impressive electro-pop roster, this Stockholm three piece release a debut 7” through the Transparent Blog this month and know their way around Balearic dance, bubblegum melodies and piano-led gems.

New Gorillaz song
Featuring the unknown UK singer Daley, Gorillaz surprise new single Doncamatic has an electro-reggae and pop swing. Bring on the November gig.

Jamie Woon – Night Air
Three years after creating a masterpiece of a remix for Woon (google Wayfaring Stranger remix) Burial produces this gorgeous and atmospheric night-time future-blues ballad. Reminiscent of Massive Attack at their finest.
Listen at FutureSoundsTemporary

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Sites of the Week: Bayifier, Fire Your Agent, One Hello World

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Fire Your Agent
Pictorial evidence of celebrity photoshoots they really should have turned down.

Turn any of your photos into a scene from a Michael Bay film. Add guns, explosions, Shia Le Beouf, fighter jets, bombs and more to any picture.

One Hello World
The concept: Leave a story as a voicemail message and the author writes a soundtrack to your message narrative and posts in on his blog. Stories told and soundtracked include a dad talking about his son’s first day at school and a stranger who paid for a woman’s petrol.

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Insane Clown Posse revealed as Evangelical Christians

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Insane Clown Posse

Horror shock rappers Insane Clown Posse revealed that their hate-fuelled personas for the last twenty years were all a ruse: they always wanted to preach the word of God. The news has sent shockwaves through their active fanbase (known as juggalos)

While some fans claimed they’d actually had an inkling, having deciphered some of the hidden messages in several songs, others said they felt deeply betrayed and outraged: they’d been innocently enjoying all those songs about chopping people up and shooting women, and it was Christian rock?

Violent J explained himself unapologetically to a New Jersey newspaper: “You have to speak their language. You have to interest them, gain their trust, talk to them and show you’re one of them. You’re a person from the street and you speak of your experiences. Then at the end you can tell them: God has helped me.”

Read the article.

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