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Presidential Change-lings, the David Bowie mix

Ah…. internet will you never cease to entertain?

Kim Richey, Chinese Rose

Kim Richey is perhaps better known as a songwriter, but her own albums are fantastic and far underappreciated. Chinese Rose is her latest album.

Video: Kim Richey, Chinese Rose

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

Sharon Jones had worked as a corrections officer at Sing-Sing and armored car guard for Wells Fargo Bank before catching the break she needed to launch her solo career at the age of 40. Like a number of old guard soul singers, Sharon Jones has enjoyed a resurgence that comes through in the palpable joy she shows performing.

Video: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, 100 Days, 100 Nights

Video: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Amazing Grace

A Succinct Pictoral Exposition of the Essence of Stupidity


It’s hard to fully appreciate the nuances of this photograph all at once. Click to enlarge, then take a moment to let it all sink in. Visual storytelling at it’s finest.

via Boing Boing & Doktor Tchock

Unintentionally Hilarious Infographics


These infographics verge, nay careen, into the realm of the artistically sublime.

TED: Jennifer 8 Lee on Chinese Food

TED: Jennifer 8. Lee: Who was General Tso? and other mysteries of American Chinese food

An Economic View of Time Management

All people are equally good at time management, but some people are more willing than others to admit that they are doing what they want to do, while others maintain the illusion they wish they were doing something else.

A typically insightful observation from Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution: My sentence on time management

Steve Earle, Washington Square Serenade

It’s been a lot of years and miles since Steve Earle burst on the country scene with Guitar Town in 1986, joining Lyle Lovett and Dwight Yoakam in an all-too brief respite from the flood of Nashville crap. Washington Square Serenade is his 12th album, recorded after Earle moved to New York City with new wife Allison Moorer.

Video: Steve Earle, Washington Square Serenade