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Video: Journey zombie epic “Journey of the Dead”

June’s edition of GQ (I read it for work, I swear) has a long feature on Journey and their new lead singer (discovered on YouTube), Arnel Pineda. Referenced in the story is “Journey of the Dead,” a 20+ minute YouTube epic from 2006 that depicts a rock-and-roll couple beset by zombies, but ultimately saved by Steve Perry. Also, there is karate.

Video: Scenes from a Band Organ Rally

I stumbled onto a band organ rally at St. Paul’s Como Park today. There were some insane band organs. And a lot of patriots in attendance. And it was very soothing.

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Some band organ guts here. I had a shaky hand and my almost-full Flip with me today, but better men than I have captured band organ footage in rallies past. Check out last year’s here.

Video [update]: Old Spike Jonze-directed Pharcyde video

My college roommate used to love these guys. Also, cheese curds and Mountain Dew.


Video: Lou Reed intros the Moog Guitar

A demo.

[music thing]

Links for 6.7.08:’s loss, Girl Talk’s deal, KISS’ funeral…

*Warner Music Group has pulled its music from I’m sad.

*In the New Yorker, Sasha Frere-Jones writes about pitch-correcting Auto-Tune. Cher’s “Believe” was Auto-Tune’s coming out party. Who knew? Get it? With the “coming out” thing? Hi.

*The next Girl Talk album, “Animals” will be a pay-what-you-want affair. He’s stealing, you can, too? [daily swarm]

*The KISS coffin: This isn’t just for Gene Simmons. You can buy one, too. [metalsucks]

*Chuck D: “Governments are the cancer of civilization.”

*The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra schedules a video game symphony. Don’t call it pandering. Unless you like classical music or something. [kotaku]

*This is what an indie music grudge match looks like. From the comments: “You guys should meet up for brunch on Sunday in your best NorthFace jackets to discuss this.”

*Local: Nick Swardson, of “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan” fame, gets covered by Vulture and the NYT. Side note: I worked with his mom, who was a freelance editor. Not uproarious, but ok.