Friday, February 13, 2009

New Music Fridays

I read a lot of music blogs, so I decided to start a weekly round-up of new mp3's floating around the web. Since I don't want my posts to get deleted from Blogger, I'll be linking out to other people's blogs so you can illegally download some sweet new tunes.




Bon Iver - The Park (Feist cover) [Anyone's Guess]


The National - Karamozov and Wake Up Your Saints (live at Carnegie Hall's Free Tibet Concert) [Stereogum]


Phosphorescent - Reasons to Quit [Pop Headwound]


Lykke Li - Knocked Up (Kings of Leon cover) [Music is Art]


Rogue Wave - Everyday (Buddy Holly cover) [i guess i'm floating]


Wanda Sykes to Headline White House Correspondent's Dinner

Sure, picking an African-American, openly gay woman is pretty strong. But it's going to be tough to live up to this:




Bush to Join Facebook and Start Twittering?

According to Andy Card, it's a definite possibility.




Olbermann's 'Anatomy of a Smear'

Keith calls out Fox News and CNN.



Keith Olbermann Traces "Anatomy Of A Smear" [HuffPo]

Alec Baldwin on Conan

Here he is doing his Joaquin Pheonix.




Oscar Predictions

The Carpetbagger's asking for Oscar predictions in the big categories, so here we go.


BEST PICTURE
Who will win: Slumdog Millionaire
Who should win: Slumdog Millionaire


BEST DIRECTOR
Who will win: Danny Boyle
Who should win: Danny Boyle


BEST ACTOR
Who will win: Mickey Rourke
Who should win: Sean Penn


BEST ACTRESS
Who will win: Kate Winslet
Who should win: Anne Hathaway


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Who will win: Heath Ledger
Who should win: Heath Ledger


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Who will win: Viola Davis
Who should win: Penelope Cruz

This of course doesn't touch the egregious exclusion of Wall-E and The Dark Knight in the best picture category, but I'm working with what I've got. We'll see how I do. Am I nervous?




Elvis Costello, Jenny Lewis and Zooey Deschanel

Watch Elvis perform two songs with the hottest ladies of indie rock on "Spectacle."



Elvis Costello Fleshes Out His Spectacle With She & Him & Jenny Lewis [Stereogum]

Bill Maher on the Michael Phelps 'Scandal'

"Nobody who ever gets, quote, 'caught' smoking marijuana has the guts to just stand up and say, 'Excuse me, I'm not going to apologize, I didn't do anything wrong. The scandal isn't that I got caught with a bong, the scandal is that I had to hide having a bong.'"