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BET’s Soulja Boy “Crank Dat” dance off

Remember when I said I wouldn’t be talking about that whole YouTube Soulja Boy thing anymore? Can we forget about that for a minute?

BET is holding a Soulja Boy dance-off. Please see rules and upload your video here (by October 17). And don’t forget to share your Soulja Boy cranking with the Listenerd. Thank you.

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Video: Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s “Can’t Take That Away”

I posted about Engine Room Recordings’ Guilt By Association project – wherein indie kids with cred record the songs that are their guilty pleasures – several weeks ago. Just ran across this video by one Will Oldham, or Bonnie “Prince” Billy, in which he performs “Can’t Take That Away from Me,” a tune popularized by Ms. Mariah Carey.

Video: Mount Rushmore singing The Teddy Bears Picnic

If you would like to see Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt and Washington playfully singing, check this out.

Have seen a lot of musical age mash-ups lately (Bert & Ernie’s Casino, Low doing Yo Gabba Gabba, etc.). At the day job, we’d call this the intersection of Mash Creativity and Agequaking. But we’re weird like that. [Neatorama]

Links for 9.27.07: Spector’s free pass, Apple’s free pass + Hotel Chev

*The Hair walks: A mistrial for Phil Spector.

*Mathew Ingram (who is always remarkably clear-headed about the frothing Web 2.0 news of the day) asks why Apple gets a free ride despite laying the smack down on some who was hacking his Touch. (Admission: 30% of the motivation for this item was the chance to write: “Hacking his touch.”) Also, the threats of bricking!

*Imeem has signed a deal with BMG to revenue share in exchange for the right to stream their tunes. [Forbes via Mashable]

*Twiddeo = twitter + video. In my opinion, if they want to do this right clips should be limited to 3 seconds. It goes live later this week. [Mashable]

*Read: interviews with Iron & Wine and The Arcade Fire.

*Project Playlist raises $3M in funding. Another search/discovery service that uses music “available on the web.” [paidcontent]

*Wes Anderson’s Hotel Chevalier: 10 minutes up on YouTube? For now. (Looks like only 98 people have viewed it as of this posting…)