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Video: Very early Nirvana performance

Love Buzz / Scoff / About a Girl

(Pre-Grohl; in garages; few faces.)


Video: Freestyle rap battle translated


Links for 9.10.08: Girl Turk, The Kramer, M.I.A. blogs…

*Cool: Waxy uses a mechanical turk to crunch some numbers around Girl Talk’s “Feed the Animals. Google spreadsheets tell the tale…

*Hate: The Village Voice explains Why MySpace Music Won’t Succeed. Basically, the article reads like a history of errors.

*Favorites: Will Sheff of Okkervil River lists some of his favorite shit in an interview with Pee-fork, including a song by Wale called “The Kramer.” [via largehearted boy. Is it odd that I am so diligent in crediting conduits through which I come by information — like Largehearted Boy — when they are so lax in doing so themselves? No; it is not.]

*Local: The City Pages has come out with its Picked to Click local music issue (for Minneapolis / St. Paul) once again. And the winner is…Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles.

*Pornography: Complex magazine captures a round-up of porn stars singing and rapping.

*Sports: The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn chats baseball with ESPN. [idolator]

*Fashion: M.I.A.’s long-awaited fashion line is due out this week. [music slut] Also, here she is blogging about terrorism.

*Off topic video: A really inappropriate playground slide. [scanner via mojo]

*Off topic: So I have a regular job. With all the weird things that come with that.

*Also: Here’s camping.

Video: Rihanna covers Madonna’s “Vogue” for Fashion Rocks

This post contains a number of key elements, including: video, Rihanna, Madonna, and fashion.

Video: Bon Iver plays “Flume” on Conan

Also from the indefatigable Music Slut comes this Bon Iver performance of “Flume” on Conan O’Brien.

Video: Bon Iver set from MySpace Transmissions

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See the rest of the set here. [music slut]