*Hip-hop: Brother Ali has recorded a Barack Obama-inspired single called “Obama, You’re the Man.” I may have said this before, but I like Brother Ali. Download the track at MFR. The truth is here.
*Bloggers’ paradise: M.I.A. covers The Wire‘s theme song, “Way Down in the Hole.” Here’s the video. It’s in black and white. Like fucking art or something. [multiple sources!]
*Copyright: Gwen Stefani released her kid’s (Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale) first publicly available baby pictures under a Creative Commons license. Wow. That shit is bananas. [licensing plate]
*Mind control: Turn your environmental noise into soft, soothing sounds with EcoTones. “In the event a loud truck suddenly came by, for example, Ecotones would instantly and automatically raise the volume level and insert a custom sound, such as a loud crashing wave or a seal barking.” Woof. [cnet]
*Video: Heidi Klum’s viral Guitar Hero commercial is an homage to “Risky Business.” Underwear is involved. And pretending to play the guitar.