Monthly Archives: January 2009

SongSmith: Flawed music software produces comedy gold

If you haven’t heard these songs yet, get ready to laugh or be creeped out. A lounge jazz version of Radiohead’s Creep. The Police’s Roxanne reworked with
a reggae beat. Eye of the Tiger as a lo-fi love song. These are just a few of the hilarious cover versions of famous songs created by irreverent music lovers using SongSmith.

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The View from the Seven Highest Peaks on Earth

Only a select few have conquered the Seven Summits, a grueling challenge that involves climbing the tallest peak of every continent. They’ve seen the spectacular mountain-top views firsthand, and now you get a chance to soak in the scenery too as we go on a whirlwind tour of images captured by these exceptional mountaineers.

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Working On A Dream (Rolling Stone Review)

This is a great record with songs full of life. This review from Rolling Stone gives a careful analysis of the album in the context of Bruce’s entire career. Worth the read and then the listen.

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Obama To Allow States To Regulate Auto Emissions

As much as I love my car, we need tougher standards and we need them to drive innovation. In a sharp reversal of Bush administration policy, California and 13 other states will be allowed to set stricter automobile emissions and fuel efficiency standards. Under the policy, automobile manufacturers must begin producing and selling cars and trucks that get higher mileage than the national standard, against the wishes of auto companies.

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Whitehouse.gov – before and after

Whitehouse.gov before and after. Literally happened when Obama became President.

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CNN: Roberts ‘screwed up’ oath of office

The oath of office of the President of the United States is perhaps the most hallowed tradition in American politics. It marks the end of an intense election process, the peaceful transition of power, and perhaps even the rise of a new generation. But today, it was a bungle of supreme proportion…

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The Obama Inaugural Address

Here it is, including Chief Justice Roberts bungling the 35 words he had to say.  Nice job dude.

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