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July 22nd, 2010 - 2:28 am § in True/Slant

Music Rights Now… or some other time

Another day, another e-mail from Universal Music Group Distribution CEO Jim Urie. Last time he urged people to write to Congress to support Music Rights Now, an organization that wants Congress to step in on music pirating. All well and good, except that their thinking is fairly backwards, and the o[...]

June 7th, 2010 - 4:09 pm § in True/Slant

The 'We Con the World' video: A blockade to peace

Someone out there thinks that it’s a perfect time for a music video making fun of those who died on the Gaza flotilla. Jerusalem Post deputy editor Caroline Glick for one. So do the people at Latma, a Hebrew-based “satire” site that Glick happens to edit. That partnership happened [...]

May 19th, 2010 - 2:51 am § in True/Slant

McLovin starts band that gets attention because McLovin is in it

All New York Magazine‘s Vulture blog needed was a short headline and YouTube video to get the point across: McLovin Is in a Band! Yep. McLovin is in a band. Stop the Internetz! Such news is of vital importance, especially when actor-musician Christopher Mintz-Plasse is referred to as the nickn[...]

May 6th, 2010 - 2:52 am § in True/Slant

Sampled Reviews: Broken Social Scene

Pitchfork Reviews Reviews, an intelligent and humorous site that critiques album reviews by the popular alt-music site Pitchfork, uploaded a keen little video the other day. The video is a review of a song by Francis and the Lights, and the on-screen action is a written review that follows the pace [...]

May 3rd, 2010 - 6:38 pm § in True/Slant

Justin Bieber and DIY: What's in a punk?

Love Justin Bieber, but afraid to reveal it to your punk rock friends? Do you tell your friends that the music you’re blasting on your iPod is the latest pop sensation when it’s really Black Flag’s Damaged? Wish these two worlds could finally meet? Well, XLR8R and Exclaim! music wr[...]

April 26th, 2010 - 9:53 pm § in True/Slant

Finding meaning in M.I.A.'s 'Born Free' video

The video for M.I.A.’s new single, “Born Free,” has been online a little more than 24 hours, and it’s upped the stakes for NSFW videos. The video was banned by YouTube and is causing quite a ruckus across the Internet. A lot of the online conversation is focused on the video&[...]

March 12th, 2010 - 9:04 pm § in True/Slant

Die Antwoord sign to Interscope

South African hip-hop act and Internet sensation Die Antwoord have signed to Interscope, according to Boing Boing [via the Daily Swarm]: “And that’s what I did to Jimmy Iovine,” he says. “He didn’t seem to like it, but nobody told me it wasn’t cool to do that. A[...]

March 2nd, 2010 - 2:20 pm § in True/Slant

OK Go were right: 'This Too' did pass, new video embed-able

I knew OK Go cemented their names in the viral video history books when one of my professors said their video for “Here It Goes Again” was one of the big events in YouTube history. So, when their original video for “This Too Shall Pass” was blocked from blog embeds, I figured[...]

February 9th, 2010 - 12:39 am § in True/Slant

Hardcore Punk's Return to SNL

Crisis of Conformity reunited on “SNL” this weekend. Don’t remember Crisis of Conformity? Perhaps the video of the reunion will jump your memory [via Unlikely Words and The Daily Swarm]: [huluvid id="YVEFp4lescx3IOWrHFyHJw"] Ok, there was no band by that name. But, kudos to “[...]

February 5th, 2010 - 2:55 pm § in True/Slant

Video Friday: David Hyde Pierce Raps Better Than will.i.am

Words cannot describe the act of David Hyde Pierce rapping about the big movies at this year’s Sundance to the tune of Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow.” Thanks to YouTube, there’s video evidence of such an event [via videogum]: [youtubevid id="gdMsTUGhVJI&feature=pl[...]



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