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A homeless man sings Styx's “Come Sail Away” and crushes it

Donald Gould became a viral celebrity after this video of him performing a classic rock anthem exploded on Facebook. He is homeless.

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Flashmob choir interrupts TTIP congress

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a secret EU/US trade agreement that "puts the right to profit above all other rights," in the words of one MEP.

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Excellent Bluetooth headphones for kids with volume limit for ear safety

Do you have kids? Here’s my advice – get these headphones by Puro Sound Labs. You won’t regret it. The number one reason to get them is for their volume-limiting ear protection. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, “As many as 16 percent of teens (ages 12 to 19) have reported some hearing loss that could have been caused by loud noise.” And the Hearing Health Foundation says “…the problem is listening to MP3 players through earphones turned all the way up.” These headphones keep the volume below 85 dBA, the safety limit established by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

The headphone cups and cushioning are designed to greatly reduce background noise so that your kids can listen to music and videos without having to turn up the volume to compete with traffic, airplane noise, and other sounds.

The ear safety features are reason enough to buy the headphones, but thier other features are also compelling. They have built-in Bluetooth, so no cord is needed (it comes with a cord in case you want to use the headphones with a non-Bluetooth media player). They will run for 18 hours on a single charge. They are also lightweight and made with attractive materials. They don’t look like a kid product - they are elegant and I like using them, too (though it’s a bit of a stretch to get them around my fat head). The sound quality is excellent, too. They are pre-tuned to sound their best on iOS (you can download an equalizer app to change the sound characteristics). I want the adult sized version of these, but Puro is not offering it (at least not yet).

Studio Grade Kids Wireless Headphones
By Puro Sound Labs
$80 Buy one on Amazon

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Watch Colbert interview Eminem on public access TV

Yesterday, Stephen Colbert was the guest host on "Only in Monroe," a public access television show in Monroe, Michigan. His guest was Eminem.

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This is the best funny video on the entire internethole

This. Looping. Forever.

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Music: "Mockingbird," Carly Simon and James Taylor (1979)

"Filmed for the MUSE No Nukes concerts in NYC in 1979"

Michael Dant's photos of colorful Panasonic portable music players


Michael Dant has a collection of well-cared-for Panasonic portable music players from the early 1970s. He's also taken excellent photos of them, which you can see here. I had a red Toot-a-Loop AM radio. Panasonic ought to re-issue this line of Panapal players with Bluetooth streaming and MP3 playing capability.

Help save 60s icon Owsley's trove of live concert recordings


When famed 1960s LSD cook and live soundman Owsley "Bear" Stanley died in 2011, he left behind 1,000 reels of high-quality concert recordings of The Grateful Dead, Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, Fleetwood Mac, Janis Joplin, and many more. The Owsley Stanley Foundation has launched an Indiegogo campaign to save those deteriorating tapes.

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Chris Squire, Yes bassist, RIP


Chris Squire, bassist for the influential prog rock band Yes, died on Saturday of acute erythroid leukemia. He was 67.

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Cockatoo dances to Queen's 'Another One Bites The Dust'

Vintage Youtubeage from 2007.

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WATCH: Pomplamoose cover "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves

Pomplamoose plays a delightful cover of "Walking on Sunshine," a 1983 classic by Katrina and the Waves. Pomplamoose's new album Besides is just out this week.


David Byrne and St Vincent celebrate Color Guard with astounding Contemporary Color show

David Byrne and St Vincent are touring Contemporary Color, a concert accompanied by a huge, choreographed color guard show.

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LEGO Glastonbury music festival, complete with Kanye, Kim, and Dave Grohl


A model-building team at Legoland Windsor, UK took 720 hours to build Lego Glastonbury. They used almost 10,000 bricks, including 5,400 used to create the 50cm high Pyramid Stage based on exact dimensions provided by the Glastonbury Festival team.

"The Model Makers have had a huge amount of fun creating the scene and the Festival team have been really helpful giving us stage dimensions and sending a special consignment of Glastonbury ‘mud’ fresh from the farm," said a Legoland spokesperson.

More about the making of this spectacular scene in the Legoland press release, and you can visit it in person at the Legoland Windsor resort.


Even when only 10cm tall, Kanye seems to be causing trouble.

Even when only 10cm tall, Kanye seems to be causing trouble.

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The recreation features tiny toilets, tents and festival-goers mud-sliding in real Glastonbury Festival mud delivered direct to Legoland from Worthy Farm.

The recreation features tiny toilets, tents and festival-goers mud-sliding in real Glastonbury Festival mud delivered direct to Legoland from Worthy Farm.

Dave Grohl - complete with busted leg - chatting to Kim Kardashian.

Dave Grohl - complete with busted leg - chatting to Kim Kardashian.

Genuine Glastonbury mud.

Genuine Glastonbury mud.


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Kronos Quartet's Terry Riley Festival this weekend in San Francisco!

This year, minimalist music pioneer Terry Riley celebrates his 80th birthday and in his honor, my favorite avant-garde classical group Kronos Quartet are honoring Riley with a three-day festival starting on Friday in San Francisco!

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A 1,000-year-long-song for your phone

Paul writes, "Pogues founder Jem Finer created Longplayer in the late 1990's, a one-thousand-year-long piece of transcendent music which started playing at the stroke of midnight as the year 2000 started. It's finally available as an app, so you can hear it whenever you want and contemplate what it will take to keep the song playing for the remaining 985 years it has to run."

Manualist plays 'Stairway to Heaven' with nothing but his sweaty, squeaky hands

I would like to know Robert Plant and Jimmy Page's thoughts about this outsider musician's YouTube masterpiece: a cover of 'Stairway to Heaven,' played on this dude's hands.

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Jean-Luc Picard that you can dance to

Star Trek: TNG's Jean-Luc Picard drops knowledge over Eclectic Method.

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