New video from Haim and celeb friends

For Haim's track "My Song 5" from the perfect Days Are Gone LP, the badass sisters take to a faux tabloid talk show with A$AP Ferg, Kesha, SNL's Vanessa Bayer, Grimes, Big Sean, Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), and the girls' proud parents.

Music video: "Every Movie Robot"

"Every Movie Robot Supercut," Song A Day #2057 by Jonathan Mann.

"The" in band names

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The name of this band is Talking Heads (not The Talking Heads), indeed. At The Atlantic, Dale Eisinger examines the use of "The" in band names.

Paul McCartney and Kanye West to record song titled "Piss on My Grave"

"Kanye," writes Alex Young, "is no stranger to collaborations with rock legends..."

Beat Street, an oral history of the 1984 hip-hop film

Wondering Sound presents a fantastic oral history of the classic hip-hop movie Beat Street that was based on an article written for the Village Voice.

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The Warriors: "Baseball Furies' Chase" (1979)

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As we wait patiently for Waxwork Records' promised vinyl soundtrack to The Warriors containing the full and never-released film score, let's enjoy Barry De Vorzon's cinematic komische disco track "Baseball Furies' Chase," below.

The Afghan Whigs cover The Police

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My pals in The Afghan Whigs transform The Police's "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" into a burning dark ballad dripping with soul.

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Libraries can't afford to ignore Itunes' awful licensing terms

Jessamyn writes, "Itunes-only music is licensed for personal use. This does not include libraries' ability to offer it for lending. Kevin Smith, Duke University's Scholarly Communications Officer, outlines the real problems libraries encounter when trying to obtain legal access to digital-only files that have restrictive licensing."

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Paperback Writer vs. My Sharona

"My Paperback Sharona," a mashup of The Knack and The Beatles, by Go Home Productions. (via Laughing Squid)

Dragoncon mashup mix: 1:15 of nerdy, brilliant, illegal tunes

Mashup demigod djBC writes, "Pimpdaddysupreme (PDS Mix), myself and Jabulani (Bootie Boston) will be spinning the opening night rave at Dragon Con this year. Here's a collection of mashups- an online 'mixtape' if you will- for Dragon Con! Of particular interest to folks are the 'United States of The Jedi' and 'We No Speak Cantina' tracks, but you might enjoy the simple pleasures of the Paul Frees voice over from the Haunted Mansion ride plopped on the instrumental sections of Bauhaus's 'Bela Lugosi's Dead.'"

Oh god, this is brilliant.

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Village People's "YMCA" with faux ambient sound, no music

Fantastic re-edit of the audio in the Village People "YMCA" video to make it music-free. More Muisicless Musicvideos and Silentless Movies by Mario Wienerroither.

Reptile aliens, Jesus, cosmic turtles, and country music

sturgill-simpson-album-metamodern-sounds-in-country-music-2014From country singer Sturgill Simpson's a bizarrely psychedelic video for the ballad "Turtles All The Way Down," seemingly about a strange innerspace where "reptile aliens made of light cut you open and pull out all your pain."

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Never Mind The Bollocks (kinda) by Los Punk Rockers

Los Punk Rockers' infamous 1978 Spanish Sex Pistols covers album "Los Exitos De Sex Pistols," consisting of bad playing and mostly nonsensical lyrics, has just been reissued on vinyl.

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Bowie's "Heroes" outtake cover photos

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David Bowie's Heroes cover art could have been one of these other photos by Masayoshi Sukita.

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Video: circuit bending pioneer Reed Ghazala

In the studio with Reed Ghazala, "the father of circuit bending."