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Category: politics

Audio: Amigos de Obama

Reggaeton for Barack Obama.

Fun poli-musical mashes this time around. [mefi]

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Video: Jin’s “Open Letter to Obama”

[nah right]

Video: Pearl Jam (sans Vedder) supports Obama in song

A version of “Rock Around the Clock” recorded by some of the members of Pearl Jam. [mefi]

Links for 2.4.08: Yahoo’s Rhapsody, Cate Blanchett’s film, Barack’s video…

*Yahoo! kicks its Music Unlimited service to the curb, and partners with Rhapsody.

*The Playlist brilliantly condenses Todd Haynes’ Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There to only the Cate Blanchett parts.

*Perhaps you would like to watch the video for The Hills‘ Heidi Montag’s much-maligned single. Very soothing (sound optional). [fimoculous]

*The New York Times profiles Jack Johnson and his everlasting greenness.

*REMEMBER: A video of the Roots reacting to watching 2 Girls, 1 Cup drew a lot of traffic (relatively speaking) to the ‘nerd back in the day. Now Slate gathers even more reaction videos, and offers a little analysis.

*REMEMBER: A video of singer Kina Granis singing about Digg drew a lot of traffic (relatively speaking) to the ‘nerd back in the day. Now, she won a Doritos Super Bowl commercial contest.

*REMEMBER: A video of will.i.am doing a Barack Obama song drew a lot of traffic (relatively speaking) to the ‘nerd back in the day. When I posted it, it had 2k views. It’s now at 1M+.

Video: Will.i.am + Barack Obama = Yes We Can

I’ve seen this video linked everywhere. Weird that it only has 2K views as of this posting. Anyway, Will.i.am, Scarlett Johansson and other celebs rally for Barack Obama in this “Yes We Can” video.

Video: Politician Mike Gravel’s music video mash

Not as good as the one with the rock and the lake.

Video: MadTV’s satirical political take on Rihanna’s “Umbrella”

If you are into that sort of thing.
[vicarious]

Video: The Rudy G. Rap

Almost Fergalicious.

[daily swarm]

Video: Common endorses Barack Obama

[getty images]

Tech / Tunes links 7.24.07 – Grinding Along

*Social media site Twango purchased by Nokia for $96M. Nokia’s CEO says the buy’s about creating new revenue streams, including music downloading.
*OMG. The iPhone sucks? The New York Times reports on iPhone security flaws.
*The Hello Experiment: Recreating Lionel Richie’s “Hello” video.
*It’s now up to you to discover the world’s next major band – via cellphone. Orange and Sony Ericsson have launched MobileAct Unsigned, wherein cell users will download and rate tracks from unsigned bands. Who wants to spend time fumbling with their phone to download and rate unsigned bands is still unclear. [via]
*XM and Sirius promise to offer a la carte pricing if their merger goes through. Hmmm. Sounds fancy – and French. [via]
*MFR (that would be Minneapolis Fucking Rocks, for those of you who don’t have overly delicate eyeballs) puts together a playlist for last night’s YouTube debates. Politics aside, MP3s include Black Flag, Metallica, Public Enemy.
*Music and Life: According to Alan Watts and South Park. A bonus tune/philosophy mashup: Lebowski and My Little Pony.
*The top ten bands who never existed. Fictional muppet band wins in a landslide! [via]