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Video: The Arcade Fire covers “Born in the U.S.A.”

The Arcade Fire covers Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” at a special concert for Obama staffers earlier this week.

THIS IS THE DEFINITION OF CACOPHONY!!!11

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Links for 1.23.09: The Obameter, Kerouac quotes, Yo-Yo Ma fakes…

*Hello: Get a random Jack Kerouac quote. (It would be better if they truly were random quotes, like “May I have a doughnut?”) [shorties]

*Video: Pitchfork.tv has Kraftwerk Minimum-Maximum video up for the next week. Seems like they’re offering media in what’s sort of a flip-side of Daytrotter. Instead of true exclusivity of content they’re using short windows of availability to create scarcity and pull traffic.

*Performance: Remember when the listenerd was freaking the eff out about Yo-Yo Ma using some 3080 carbon-fiber cello at the inauguration? But then he showed up at the thing using a regular wooden one? Turns out, he was faking it anyway.

*Music: Listen to Bon Iver cover Feist live at the Wireless. (I am typing this with seven fingers.) [s4xton]

*Politics: The Obameter tracks the progress Barack Obama has made on his campaign promises. [presurfer]

*Mobile/Social: Last.fm puts out on application for Google’s Android mobile phone platform.

*Phonographs: Current.com tackles vinyl. Good opener, but then too many human faces and not enough records spinning. [d-prince]

Video: Pistol Youth’s “In My Eyes”

Video mash-up of the Golden Girls. Terrifying.

[coudal]

Video: A soothing bikini video

Perhaps this will soothe you on a Friday.

[d-prince]