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Video: 6-year-old piano prodigy Emily Bear

I took piano lessons for about 3 months in 3rd grade in a closet-sized room in the basement of my Catholic school. That’s all I can say on the matter.

The piano player at hand, btw, also composes.

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Links for 8.26.08: Coldplay’s clothes, Blippr, Rihanna + Numa Numa…

*After Muxtape: Muxtape was shut down by the RIAA last week; OpenTape and 8tracks are alternatives for those who cannot live without their playlists. [mashable]

*Shortness: Blippr is a twitter-like platform enabling micro-reviews of albums (and movies and games and books) – all reviews must be 160 characters or fewer. [idolator] Rather than lambaste the lobotomization of our list-loving, bullets-and-brevity culture, I prefer to embrace the rigor and rhetorical discipline engendered by services with character limitations such as twitter or blippr. It’s like sonnets or whatever, mfers.

*Politics: Bands playing at or around the Democratic National Convention include Rage Against the Machine, Death Cab for Cutie, the Black Eyed Peas and Kanye West.

*Fashion: Coldplay makes their own clothes.

*Hip-hop: Karl Lagerfeld loves rap. This makes me want to dress up. And I never want to dress up.

*Samples: T.I. and Rihanna sample the Numa Numa song on their latest single.

*Obit: Dr. Dre’s son, Andre Young, Jr. was found dead on Saturday; age 20. [spinner]

*Social Media: Everybody loves FriendFeed’s new Fake Follow. I would also like an algorithm that left innocuous, ambiguous (and seemingly relevant) comments on friends’ items at irregular intervals. [techcrunch]

*Trash talking: If you are employed and disgruntled, Glass Door lets you spout off. [psfk]

Video: Rihanna’s “Umbrella” remixed with Tay Zonday’s “Chocolate Rain”

Uploaded last year, but pointed at recently by the indefatigable Waxy.

Video: Bon Iver covers Okkervil River’s “Blue Tulip”

[music slut]

Video: Radiohead covers Neil Young’s “Tell Me Why”

Live at the Hollywood Bowl, sure. But why the clapping, people? Why the clapping?

[indie blog heaven]