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In light of recent events involving Tiger Woods and his ‘heroic’ golf club brandishing wife here is a makeshift video of an April Stevens song
Marilyn Monroe who has covered the April Stevens track may have once smoked marijuana according to this BBC story Marilyn Monroe story
Slow news week?

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Animal CollectiveIndie darlings, Animal Collective have announced that they will play one New Zealand show in December. The band released their latest studio album ‘Merriweather Post Pavillion’ to critical acclaim earlier this year and we’re guessing ‘My Girls’ will be on a few year-end lists too.

Animal Collective w/ support from Bachelorette
Tuesday, December 8 @ Powerstation, Auckland

Tickets on sale Friday September 25 via Ticketmaster

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Hot MessCobra Starship have announced they will play two New Zealand shows in March 2010. The band just released their new album ‘Hot Mess’ and have had some major success with their song ‘Good Girls Go Bad.’ The single, featuring Gossip Girl Leighton Meester, recently reached the number two spot on the New Zealand singles chart. Tour dates below:

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Where The Wild Things Are

– Yeah Yeah Yeah’s frontwoman, Karen O, has revealed some details about the dream team of collaborators that she is working with on the ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ soundtrack. Karen O and the Kids (as it has been titled) has been produced with the help of  Tom Biller of the Afternoons and will feature Bradford Cox from Dearhunter, Dean Ferita of  Queens of the Stone Age and The Dead Weather, Aaron Hemphill of Liars and Imaad Wasif who has toured with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in the past. Also on board are YYY’s Brian Chase and Nick Zinner and Jack Lawrence of The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather. ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ is directed by Spike Jonze and will be released to US cinemas on October 16. The soundtrack will be released September 29 with the first single, ‘All Is Love’ coming out digitally tomorrow.

 – Columbia and Legacy have confirmed that they will release the 71-disc Miles Davis boxset, ‘The Complete Columbia Album Collection.’ The collection include all the albums Miles Davis recorded for Columbia (52 on 70 discs) and one DVD, ‘Live In Europe.’ As a pretty nice incentive, each CD will come packaged as mini-LP’s. The boxset will only be available through Amazon for US$369.98, a figure that in reality, could probably worth it.

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Ian Shapira, a writer for The Washington Post, recently ran a story called ‘The Death of Journalism (Gawker Edition)’. The article brings up the issue of copyright laws in the blogosphere, a topic that is obviously close to his heart since his work was somewhat plagarised by Gawker. Shapira argues that there needs to be a change, which I guess in all inevitability really does need to happen but will amending the copyright laws (as per the quote below) really help to keep the journalist in a job or will it stunt his readership through the attempt to regulate the internet (which is a pretty difficult task anyway)?

“David Marburger is a First Amendment lawyer who, along with his economist brother Daniel, is stirring a minor controversy in the blogosphere with a proposal that might empower newspapers, or any news organization that spends the bulk of its budget on original reporting. They want to amend the copyright law so that it restores “unfair competition rights” — which once gave us the power to sue rivals if our stories were being pirated. That change would give news organizations rights that they could enforce in court if “parasitic” free-rider Web sites (the heavy excerpters) refused to bargain with them for a fee or a contract”.

Via Popmatters and The Washington Post.

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Davo @ Vimeo has made an lego version to one of my favourite tracks off 36 Chambers.

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