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OK Go’s Amazing Video!

From the band that brought you the treadmill video
This music video was done in one take and as you see in the comment below from the YouTube page, it features the Notre Dame marching band. Incredibly entertaining and creative video!

“Official video for OK Go’s ‘This Too Shall Pass’ off of the New Album ‘Of the Blue Colour of the Sky’. The video was filmed live and features the Notre Dame marching band. Directed by Brian L. Perkins and OK Go. Get it at iTunes http://bit.ly/okgootbcots

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Pepsi Chooses Social Networking over Super Bowl Spot

Now THIS is a great idea! What a way to spend advertising money and get a lot of positive attention!!!

From Yahoo.com:

To Pepsi, and to companies around the world, the days when mass-market media is the sole vehicle to reach an audience are officially over. Instead of pouring millions of dollars into a Super Bowl commercial, Pepsi has started a social-media campaign to promote its “Pepsi Refresh” initiative. Pepsi plans to give away $20 million in grant money to fund projects in six categories: health, arts and culture, food and shelter, the planet, neighborhoods and education. People can go to the Pepsi website refresheverything.com – which can also be accessed through Facebook and Twitter – to both submit ideas and vote on others they find appealing.

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Donate to Haiti = 200 Free Songs from Paste Magazine!

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The Last Johnny Cash American Recordings!

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The final American Recordings album by Johnny Cash is set to be released on February 26th!

From Pitchfork.com:

Rick Rubin produced this volume, just as he did all the others. And once again, Cash covers a whole lot of other people’s songs. This one will include Cash’s versions of Sheryl Crow’s “Redemption Day”, Kris Kristofferson’s “For The Good Times”, Tom Paxton’s “Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound”, Bob Nolan’s “Cool Water”, Ed McCurdy’s “Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream”, J.H. “Red” Hayes and Jack Rhodes’s “Satisfied Mind”, and Hawaiian monarch Queen Lili’uokalani’s farewell song “Aloha Oe”. It’ll also include a new Cash original called “I Corinthians: 15:55”.

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By the way, “I Corinthians 15:55” reads as follows:
Where, O death is your victory
Where, O death is your sting

That is going to be a powerful song, especially since he was recording this around the time of his wife’s death and he died very shortly after he finished recording this album.

Google to quit China?

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From NYTimes:

Google’s declaration that it would stop cooperating with Chinese Internet censorship and consider shutting down its operations in the country ricocheted around the world Wednesday. But in China itself, the news was heavily censored

Some big Chinese news portals initially carried a short dispatch on Google’s announcement, but that account soon tumbled from the headlines, and later reports omitted Google’s references to “free speech” and “surveillance.”

Google linked its decision to sophisticated cyberattacks on its computer systems that it suspected originated in China and that were aimed, at least in part, at the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists.

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Anticipated Indie Albums of 2010

Here’s a wonderful list put together by Stereogum.com of independent albums schedule to be released in 2010! If you’re into this music world, you will notice that this is shaping up to be quite an amazing year!

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Lil’ Wayne’s “Rebirth” leaked by Amazon

Reported by Pitchfork.com via Billboard:

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Somebody is so fired. After six different release date changes, Rebirth, Lil Wayne’s forthcoming rock album, isn’t due in stores until February 1. But the album is now out there in the world, thanks to Amazon.com.

Billboard reports that the online retail giant mistakenly sent 500 copies of the CD to customers who had pre-ordered it. A “shipping mishap” was the reason for the early leak, which caused Rebirth to show up in mailboxes this past Monday.

Shockingly enough, Rebirth is no longer available for Amazon pre-order.

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