Random shit I like, these folks are makin’ it happen right here right now…

1. One of the world’s greatest bloggers, Liza, posted a really cool cover of Air Supply’s Making Love Out Of Nothing At All. This song is one of my guiltiest pleasures. When every I hear it, I remember sleepaway camp as a shameless little kid, on line-up-for-the-shower day, when Kasey Kasem blasted this song in his incomparable lowest-to-highest number countdown. Which makes me think of Mark’s unwiped, cakey butthole. Where are you now, Mark?

2. Xiu Xiu-Ceremony (Joy Division comedy)

3. Haldan just posted a bunch of Digital Primate tracks, including “My Bush Would Have Made a Better President.” Weird digital hip hop, to be sure, but strangely catchy.

4. Saul Williams’ digital release, “The Inevitable Rise and Fall of Niggy Tardust,” is now ready for you to get it. This is the most discussed track so far: Sunday Bloody Sunday (U2 cover)-Saul Williams. I highly recommend you go here and pay $5 for it (but you can also download it for free, much like Radiohead’s release.) I haven’t heard the whole album yet, but we should be supporting this kind of non-label release on principle. Besides, the single is worth $5 on its own.

5. New math:

Alanis Morissette

Lily Allen

Kate Nash

I’m totally diggin’ Kate’s new record.

6. Silence Is A Rythm, Too’s Friday mix is truly amazing. Mostly because he posted two covers by Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra (one of which is Outkast’s Hey Ya) as well as the LCD Soundsystem – Us V Them (Any Color You Like Remix). And there’s other gems, too. Go and get it, now!


American Gangster is a really good movie (but a little bit long). I think it would make an even better HBO miniseries, because the film left out so much about Frank Lucas and the lawyercop who prosecuted him, and later ended up representing him. The trailer, as many of you may know, feature’s Jay-Z’s “Heart of the City (Ain’t no love)”, one of the best cuts from Jay’s Blueprint album. Thought you might enjoy the original.

Heart of the City-Bobby Blue Bland. (Thanks for Some Velvet Blog for the idea.)

8. Read any good books lately?

9. Bradley posted an acoustic Waterboys show.

10. e-music has the new Coup double-live album. Detailed analysis of this important, world-changing event can be read here. (Seriously, though, The Coup are probably in the top 10 of underground rap bands.)

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