Baby eating a watermelon & other videos of the week

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Mountain Man State Intervention
US folk trio performed four songs over eleven stolen minutes in the Iveagh Gardens on a rainy Friday afternoon recently, all caught on camera by Bandwidth Films and State.ie.

Newport State of Mind
“One hand in the air for a taxi / Fifty quid if you’re sick on the back seat..” The Welsh town gets its own parody tribute, in the style of Jay-Z’s Empire State of Mind.

Baby eating a watermelon
Not just eating a watermelon, but eating a giant one while inhabiting it and gnawing at it from the inside. Cute.

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Linkage: The Joe Duffy Soundboard & other links

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Musician Amanda Palmer sold $15,000 worth of music and merchandise in just three minutes all through Bandcamp last week. http://bit.ly/180secs

Why most bands make very little money touring. http://bit.ly/whytouringsucks

The Joe Duffy Soundboard..oh dear. http://bit.ly/duffyboard

Cinema’s top 20 music geeks. http://bit.ly/geeks20

A million dollar record deal is probably not what you think it is. http://bit.ly/rcrddeal

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Sites of the Week: 1001 Albums, Quarter Inch Collective & more

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1001 Albums

An American Backstreet Boys fan has started a blog to listen to all of the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. She currently has listened to over 340 albums. Follow her progress.
http://www.1001albums.com

How Secure Is My Password?

Pretty self-explanatory but comforting to it would take “a quintillion years” for a desktop PC to crack your chosen password.
http://howsecureismypassword.net

Quarter Inch Collective

A small Irish label of “weird and beautiful music” who release cassette tapes and online mixtapes.

http://quarterinchcollective.com

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Videos of The Week: Double Rainbow autotune, The happiest DJ in the world, Old Spice guy video responses & more

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Double Rainbow autotune
A guy called Yosemite posts a Youtube video where he extols the beauty and wonder of a double rainbow he saw. He finds the experience so intense, he starts to cry. The video goes viral leading to the video getting an autotuned musical version. Absolute pop perfection. You can now buy the song from iTunes.

The happiest DJ in the world
As one site said about this viral hit, this man is joy in human form. We want to party with him.

Russian boy band viral
Face it, most popular boy bands have nothing on these Russian dudes.


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Niches are the new mainstream

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This time last year Digital profiled two bloggers who moved into the business side of things. Perez Hiton’s Perezcious record label signed its second act Travis Garland (French popster Sliimy didn’t really work out) around the time mainstream media began to question his grip on the pop zeitgeist while the small-time two-person indie blog Neon Gold has had more influence, serving as the breeding ground for major label successes Marina And The Diamonds, Passion Pit and Ellie Goulding.

Since that time, starting a record label is cool again, judging by the number of music bloggers who are now doing so. In many ways, a blogger starting a small independent label is a simple extension of their modus operandi with the blog – to promote music they are interested in.

Popular alternative Texas-based music blog Gorilla Vs Bear started Forest Family Records along with fellow blogger Weekly Tape Deck three months ago. Far from acting as an MP3-selling hub, the label releases limited vinyl releases from bands they love. So far artists like Cults, Gauntlet Hair and Dent May have been lined up with the first two releases selling out quickly. (more…)

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Sites of the Week: Courtney Love’s fashion blog, Awkward Stock Photos & Hippy Kitchens

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What Courtney Wore Today
Courtney Love sends photos of what’s she’s wearing to a Tumblr blog. They post the photo and comment on what she’s wearing. Why? Don’t ask silly questions, this is Courtney Love we’re talking about.
http://whatcourtneyworetoday.com


Awkward Stock Photos
Where the world of baffling and meaningless stock photography goes to die.
http://awkwardstockphotos.com
Hippy Kitchens
Vintage photographs from the kitchens of yesteryear.
http://hippykitchen.tumblr.com

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