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Tortilla laser-etched into a record that actually plays!

Enjoy the edible lo-fi sounds of "Jarabe Tapatío," aka "The Mexican Hat Dance." Over at Instructables, learn how to make your own tortilla record!

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Beatbugs - facepainting plus beatboxing equals awesomeness

Fletcher Bedon, a DJ music producer from South Africa, produced and directed this video starring "two beat-boxers [Denver Turner and Anderson Chituse] and a whole lot of face paint." Below, the making of video.

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Foo Fighters demand bullshit terms from concert photographers


If you're a commercial photographer attending a Foo Fighters gig, you get the right to run photos of their choosing exactly once, and they get all rights to everything you've shot forevermore.

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Best Coast: new music video for "Feeling OK"

SoCal psych-pop duo Best Coast present the video for "Feeling OK" from their bold new album California Nights.

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Watch this amazing father/daughter beatbox battle

Nicole Paris dominates, but clearly the beatbox talent is genetic.

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Evan Caminiti (Barn Owl): new track accompanied by glitchy video synthesis trip

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Go deep into the modular dronescape with "Arc," a lovely new track by Evan Caminiti (Barn Owl), accompanied by stunning synthetic video glitch from Montreal-based media artist Sabrina Ratté. "Arc" is from Caminiti's LP Meridian, just released on Thrill Jockey.

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A homeless man plays 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

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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

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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

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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.

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